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

Miss Bailey

Mrs Hyde

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

Forest Schools

Forest Schools

The children joined Mrs Martin for another Forest School session with Miss Jones and Mrs Clark. The children got changed into their outside clothes and headed out to the Forest Fun area. Mrs Martin spoke to the children about Spring as it’s the first day of Spring...

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Planting Seed Potatoes

Planting Seed Potatoes

The children helped to fill the planters with soil and planted the seed potatoes. Some of the children wrote a label for the potatoes that we are growing. The potatoes we are growing are called Shannon and Casablanca. We talked about how the potatoes grow underground...

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Paper Snakes

Paper Snakes

The children became ‘artists’ and thought about the question - Can we learn how to fold, curl and cut paper to achieve a desired effect? Today the children practised manipulating paper by making a paper snake. The children listened to Mrs Clark’s instructions and the...

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics

The children took part in a gymnastics lesson with Mrs Allum. The theme today was jungle animals! The warm up involved the children jogging round the hall and stopping when Mrs Allum gave them an instruction. They had different actions for branches, quicksand and...

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Hare and Tortoise

Hare and Tortoise

The children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class were very lucky as they got to watch the Wolsey Theatre company put on the play - Hare and Tortoise. It was absolutely brilliant, the children loved it!

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Chitting Potatoes

Chitting Potatoes

Miss Bailey showed the children a bag and asked the children to guess what was inside. They opened it to find potatoes. Miss Bailey read the instructions and the children looked and helped Miss Bailey to place the seed potatoes on the chitting tray. Miss Bailey said...

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Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers are used within the classroom and can support children in their learning, for example, remembering new knowledge and vocabulary in a particular subject.

Spring Term 1 Knowledge Organisers

 

Name Last Modified
15 Jan 2024
Cycle A - Spring 1 - 2024 - All About Us (Year R)
15 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
Cycle A - Spring 1 - 2024 - Art (Sculptures and Collages)
15 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
Cycle A - Spring 1 - 2024 - History (Toys)
15 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
15 Jan 2024
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - PE (Team Building / OAA)
4 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - PE (Target Games)
3 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - Music
2 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - Woodland Animals (Year R)
2 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - Computing (Algorithms and Debugging)
2 Nov 2023
2 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - Science (Seasonal Changes)
2 Nov 2023
2 Nov 2023
2 Nov 2023
2 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 2 - 2023 - RE (Judaism)
2 Nov 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - People Who Help Us (Year R)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - PE (Team Building)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - PE (Fundamentals)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - Art (Art & Design Skills)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - Computing (Computing Systems & Networks - Improving Mouse Skills)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - Design & Technology (Mechanisms)
13 Sep 2023
13 Sep 2023
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - RE (Christianity)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle A - Autumn 1 - 2023 - Science (Everyday Materials)
13 Sep 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - Science
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - Year R - Water
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - RSE (Year 1 & 2)
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - RSE (Year R)
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - Computing (Year R)
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - RE
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - Computing (Year 1)
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - Geography
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 2 - 2023 - Art
8 Jun 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - Year R - Seasides
22 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - Computing (Year R)
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - Science
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - RE
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - PSHE
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - History
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - Art
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - Computing (Year 1)
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Summer 1 - 2023 - Design and Technology
21 Apr 2023
21 Apr 2023
21 Apr 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - Year R - Jungle Animals
2 Mar 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - PE - Dance
1 Mar 2023
1 Mar 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - Music
1 Mar 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - Art
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - Computing
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - DT
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - Geography
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - PSHE
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - RE
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 2 - 2023 - Science
25 Feb 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - Year R - Dinosaurs
22 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - Music
21 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - PE - Team Building
21 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - PE - Fitness
21 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - History
17 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - RE
17 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - Computing
17 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - Art
17 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - Science
17 Jan 2023
Cycle B - Spring 1 - 2023 - PSHE
17 Jan 2023
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