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Kingfishers Class

Early Years Foundation Stage

On joining Kingfishers the children will work through the Early Years Foundation Stage continuing their Learning Journey already started in nursery or preschool. The children are encouraged to continue to engage in learning through play, using both the indoor and outdoor learning areas. At the same time, they will be getting used to general school life and progressing into the National Curriculum in Year 1.

We have very close links with our local nursery and preschool and these children visit the school regularly before they start.

All children are entitled to full-time early education from the September following their 4th birthday. Parents can request to defer the date their child starts school however, we find that usually children benefit from starting together in the September term.

Key Stage 1 – Year 1

Key Stage 1 begins in Year 1 and continues to the end of Year 2, when the children will be formally assessed along with all other children of this age nationally. 

In Year 1, children begin to experience more ‘traditional’ learning, but continue to learn in the more nurturing environment, sharing staff and activities between Reception and Years 1&2. We emphasise enjoyment of learning through our Creative Curriculum and cover all areas of the National Curriculum.

Miss Jones

Kingfishers Class Teacher

Mrs Clark

Teaching Assistant

On This Page

On this page you will find news about our class, an overview of the work we are doing this half-term and links to online learning resources.

Your Child’s Learning Journal

Tapestry is an online journal recording all the learning and fun of children’s early years education. Staff record the children’s activities and update the information in Tapestry on a daily basis, including observations, photographs and videos .  Parents can login and see their child’s learning journal allowing them to track and celebrate their children’s progress in early years education.

Latest News From Kingfishers Class

Christmas Gifts

This year, we are collecting gifts for the Salvation Army. Donations can include new items for men, women or children; suggestions are chocolates, 'smellies', socks, gloves, new toys and books, colouring books and pencils; your donations can be brought into school...

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Kingfisher class visit Hall Farm

Today Kingfisher class walked to Hall Farm to do the farm trail. We were able to follow a map which Ann had drawn for us. Edward kindly took us around and we saw lots of different animals. We were even followed by a goat, Miss Jones thought she had a new child in her...

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School Falls Silent for Two Minutes

Over the past few weeks in our whole school and class assemblies, we have been learning about Remembrance Day, the significance of 'poppies', the courage and bravery of those who worked and still work in the Armed Forces and the work of the British Legion too. At...

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Harvest Gifts

We received this certificate from the Colchester Foodbank saying 'thank you' for our food donations. Your kind contributions for our Harvest Assembly helped to provide 134 meals for people less fortunate than ourselves.

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A Massive Thank You

A massive thank you to all who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee Morning, we were able to donate £80.00 to this worthwhile cause.  

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Washing hands

Hannah the Nurse came to talk to the children in Kingfisher Class about  germs and the importance of washing their hands properly. We met different germs - cuddly toys!! Hannah had a special light to show the children what germs they had on their hands....

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We Are Working On

Spring 2  – Once Upon a Time

Literacy – Little Red Riding Hood

History – Kings and Queens

RE – Easter and Surprises

Science – Seasonal Changes Spring and Summer

Computing – Programming with Scratch

Art – Nature Sculptures

DT – Moving Pictures Traditional Tales

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