Welcome to the Early Years’ page! Here you can find out about how we are learning, our daily routines, important events and see what the Early Years is all about!
Here at Kingsway the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn. We hope you enjoy finding out about our Nursery and Reception classes and sharing in all of the learning we are doing.
Our nursery now offers morning sessions only. If you would like to apply for a place, please email our school admin team. Alternatively call in or give us a call to enquire. Our nursery class is known as Ladybirds, the Nursery Teacher is Miss Abell and the Nursery Nurse is Miss Cooper.
Our Reception year has two classes – Giraffes and Penguins. Our unit has space for 60 children with quiet adult carpet areas for each class. Our Giraffe class teacher is Mrs Gray supported by our Nursery Nurse Miss Gilbert. Penguin’s class teacher is Mrs Smith supported by out Nursery Nurse, Miss Fenton. In the afternoons, Mrs Copper comes along to help us after she says goodbye to the Ladybirds.
If there is anything else, you would like to see on our page, please let us know.
For more information about out Nursery and Reception, classes please explore the links below.
Teaching and Learning
The Nursery and Reception classes follow the curriculum as outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document "Development Matters". This framework defines what is taught.
You can access the long-term learning plan and daily timetable for reception and nursery children from the links below:
- EYFS overview of the policy philosophy and practice
- Nursery CURRICULUM 21-22 EYFS
- RECEPTION CURRICULUM 21-22 EYFS
- Spring Timetable Reception Jan 22
We ensure there is a balance of adult led and child initiated activities across the day. Although much of the time is spent with children self-selecting tasks, the interaction between adult and child is essential as the adult's response to children builds understanding and therefore guides new learning. The adult's role is to continuously model, demonstrate and question what the child is doing. In some cases the adult will ask a child to come and complete a task or game with them; at other times they will participate in a child's game, extending it where possible. By the summer term, the children in reception will experience many more adult directed tasks as they prepare for their transition to year 1.
You can find information about the Baseline Testing of children starting reception classes in September 2021 from this link.
Look at Us!
Reception Balance Bikes March 2022 25th Mar 2022 - 6 images
We had a brilliant time learning how to use Balance Bikes safely. Our visitor was fantastic- thank you so much for taking the time to teach us ALL! We will be using them lots during our outdoor discovery time from now on. Here's a few photos to show you the fun we had...
World Book Day Reception 2022 11th Mar 2022 - 8 images
We had a great day celebrating World Book Day. Thank you to our parents/carers for putting in so much effort. EVERYONE came dressed as a character from a book or film. Look at our photos and try and guess our character.