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-
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.
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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
The Reception children have been given lots of challenges to complete this week. They had to colour in Santa's clothes, cut them out and dress Santa. They were asked to decorate the Christmas tree by colouring in decorations, cutting them out and sticking them on...
The elves have been leaving the children in Kingfishers Class lots of different challenges. They set up a photo booth so the children (and some of the adults) could have their photographs taken with some props. They wrote maths sums on the bananas for the children to...
On Monday the children in Kingfishers Class found their classroom had been decorated ready for Christmas. They also found a present under the Christmas tree which contained Tinsel and Jingle the Christmas Elves. The children have enjoyed seeing what Tinsel and Jingle...
Om Monday morning, the children arrived at school to find their classroom had been decorated ready for Christmas - they were all were very excited! Since then, the children have been busy doing lots of Christmas activities. They have decorated their own tree, made...
The children began making their Christmas cards; they used the computer to type their message for their card. The children were able to find the letters on the keyboard to spell their message. Great typing skills Kingfishers!
The children enjoyed celebrating Spencer Bear's birthday. Spencer Bear opened his cards with the help from the children. The children enjoyed their crisps and fairy cake and sang Happy Birthday to Spencer. The children had a lovely time and so did Spencer Bear!...