Early Years


 

Our Early Years unit at Kingfisher Primary School consists of a Nursery Class and a Reception Class. We have an open plan classroom and shared outdoor learning environment. The Nursery classroom is both warm and welcoming, enabling the children to settle quickly.

 

All teaching in the Early Years is tailored to each child’s individual needs with progress tracked closely. Children’s interests initiate planned activities in order to expand children’s understanding and love of learning.

 

Our vision is to support our children to become lifelong learners and as such we enable our children to preserver, be risk-takers and problem-solvers, curious and proud.

 

“Teaching in the early years is good. Children are excited about learning.”

Ofsted 2017

 

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Outdoor Learning

 

 

At Kingfisher we maximize our amazing outdoor space by providing high quality learning areas for the children including an outdoor construction area, mud kitchen, water zone and performance area. We encourage the children to explore their learning outdoors in all weathers.

 

We are also incredibly lucky to have our own forest area on site and we use this area on a weekly basis to encourage forestry skills.

 

“The early years environment is orderly and stimulating with a suitable range of indoor and outdoor activities.”

Ofsted 2017


Special Events

 

Each term we hold a special event for the children to celebrate their learning. We also invite parents and carers in to spend time with their child, completing activities and sharing their Learning Journeys. Events that we have held include Teddy Bears Picnic, Pumpkin Carve, Polar Express Day and Chinese New Year.


Trips and Visits

 

 

Our Early Years curriculum aims to broaden children’s horizons by increasing their knowledge of the world around them. We therefore plan termly trips and visits in order for the children to experience things first hand.

 

“Children listen carefully and follow instructions showing high levels of engagement.”

Ofsted 2017


Healthy Choices

 

At Kingfisher we understand the importance of supporting our young children to make healthy choices. Our snack bar is fully stocked with healthy options as well as daily activities to support physical development.


Parent Support

 

We actively encourage parents and carers to support their children with their learning. We document children’s progress in ‘Learning Journeys’ and encourage parents and carers to regularly look at these special books as well as informing us of learning that has taken place outside of the school environment. We pride ourselves on having great communication with parents and carers to regularly update them on how their child is progressing. We also hold termly events to invite parents in to the learning zone.

 

“Staff know the children well and relationships are strong.”
Ofsted 2017


Parent Testimonials

 

“My child is happy in nursery. They have progressed well and love coming to school. Well done FS Team!”

 

“I love getting involved with his learning by coming in to school. It’s a great way to see what our child is doing.”

 

“I enjoy looking at her journal. It is lovely to see what she has been learning.”