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 children in Kingfishers Class have been learning all about the Census. The children have been learning how to ask questions in preparation for their ‘mini census’. The children were asked to think of a question and write it down using a question mark. The...
The children in Kingfishers Class were all happy and excited to be back at school. They were very pleased to see their friends again and enjoyed seeing and talking to them. The children have enjoyed getting back into the school routine and doing their school work....
We all know it has been different this year, but we wanted to make it as normal as possible. So the children in Kingfishers Class performed 'We're Going on a Baby Hunt'. The children dressed up and had a fantastic time performing it! The parents loved it! [gallery...
This week the Year One children had a mathematical mystery to solve. They were asked to solve the mystery of the missing reindeer bells. They had five clues to solve which involved counting, measuring, adding, subtracting and working with numbers to 100. The children...
The Kingfishers Class worked together to create a class Christmas bauble. It looked great and the children coloured in their section very carefully. Miss Cousins stuck the all the pieces together. Miss Cousins is going to take the Christmas bauble to Blackbrook House...
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...