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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

Pen Pals

This week the children were very excited as they were writing a reply letter to their Pen Pals. The reception children worked with Miss Jones. She read the children their letter from their Pen Pal and they wrote a reply to the letter with adult support. They answered...

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Hibernating Hedgehogs

The children were excited to find out what they would be doing during their 'Forest Fun' session. The children sat engaged while Miss Jones made salt dough, they were able to name the ingredients Miss Jones was using. The children sat and listened to a story called...

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Stratford St Mary School Remembers

On Monday 12th November all the children walked down to the church. Whilst there, we saw the the amazing displays which commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the ending of World War 1; we also saw the nine 'There but not there' soldiers sitting in the pews. The...

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Spencer Bear’s Birthday

The children received a letter from Spencer's Mummy explaining that it was going to be Spencer Bear's Birthday and she wanted the children to plan a party for him. The Year One children wrote Spencer Bear's Mummy a letter explaining what they were going to do - the...

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Fantastic Fireworks

This week in History, the Year One children have been learning about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot and the Reception children have been creating their own fireworks using a salad spinner. They painted fireworks while listening to Handel's firework music. Mrs Clark...

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Games Club

After school some of the Year One and Two children joined Miss Jones for games club. The children enjoyed playing different games. It was lovely to see the children taking turns and playing the games according to the rules. [gallery...

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We Are Working On

Autumn

Science  – Seasonal Changes

  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons in the context of the weather.
  • Describe how the weather changes across the seasons.
  • Observe and describe how day length varies by exploring the average number of hours of day light in autumn.
  • Gather and record data to help in answering questions by recording the weather, temperature, rainfall and wind direction in autumn.
  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons by exploring how some animals adapt to survive in winter.

Geography – Our School

  • Understand where I live in the local area.
  • Use simple observation/fieldwork skills to study the immediate surroundings.
  • Understand what our classroom looks like.
  • Locate our school in our local area.
  • Draw a simple map.
  • Describe the location of features and routes on a map and understand the route I take to school.
  • Name the four points of a simple compass.

Art & Design and Technology – Landscapes and Cityscapes

  • Paint a landscape using colour and texture.
  • Use pastels to create to create a cityscape.
  • Use colour, texture and line in a landscape
  • Describe the work of the artist, Van Gogh, Monet and Metzinger.
  • Draw matchstick figures.
  • Create a mosaic collage landscape.

P.E – Multi-Skills

  • Control a ball and move it around my body.
  • Move a ball in a range of ways including kicking and bouncing.
  • Travel confidently in a range of ways (jogging, skipping, galloping, hopping & jumping)
  • Co-ordinate my movements when using small equipment.

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

  • Explore the outside area.
  • Investigate mini-beasts and habitats.
  • Developing fine motor skills.
  • Teambuilding.
  • Sharing.
  • Taking risks

Computing – Computer Skills

  • Using a Mouse or Track pad.
  • Switch on & Shutdown.
  • Applications & Windows
  • Dragging Objects.
  • Using our Computer Skills.
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