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06/02/23

A strange door has arrived at school this morning! Where has it come from? Where could it lead to? https://t.co/bOToDXPZ2h

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02/02/23

In nursery the children created their own crowns to become kings, queens, princes, and princesses. The children have also been exploring safety knives to cut up their own fruit at snack time, they have been so keen to demonstrate their independence! https://t.co/gcFpN4u6ra

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31/01/23

We are delighted to share that we received our silver certification for the Autism Aware Award today. We are proud of the work we are doing to make our school an inclusive environment where all children have the opportunity to reach their potential. https://t.co/GeHzMCV96z

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27/01/23

Year 1 have had a day to remember! Thank you to all of the parents who came to 'learn with your child' this morning to help them prepare a feast fit for a King! 👑 https://t.co/vLHkIwcdjx

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26/01/23

Year 3 worked collaboratively to divide numbers into groups by flexible partitioning using methods of their choice this morning. https://t.co/CdP8uuW1VN

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20/01/23

Year 3 had great fun this morning exploring different ways of preparing and cooking potatoes in D&T!🥔 https://t.co/qMPFJnbG2Z

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20/01/23

Nursery have been exploring the topic "do dragons exist" we have been learning about Knights, castles and dragons, they also created their own fire breathing dragons! https://t.co/Po9I96nGFl

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17/01/23

In Nursery, we have been celebrating Chinese New year, looking at lanterns, Chinese dancing and attempting to use chopsticks. https://t.co/hG9ysRZaZQ

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16/01/23

Some lovely creations from our Arts & Crafts club last week! 🖌️🎨 https://t.co/KQnMD5yJUq

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13/01/23

Don’t miss the admissions deadline on 15th January. Find out more about our great school https://t.co/GTDHku3imn and apply via WSCC online https://t.co/LvFSsvUQ9g

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13/01/23

Year 3 had an excellent time exploring and classifying different rock types in Geography as part of their 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles' project this week. https://t.co/mh38YxHcFH

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06/01/23

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15/12/22

What a lovely week to end the term, Reception Nativity and community carols got us all in the festive spirit. Happy Christmas to all.

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15/12/22

The nursery children were so excited for their Christmas dinner. We have been exploring ice and snow, what better way than exploring real ice outside in this wintery weather. https://t.co/KgiPMhxsTg

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14/12/22

All set for Christmas dinner! 🎄 https://t.co/GGLLCSss7D

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13/12/22

Take care on your way to school, roads and pathways are still icy around Kilnwood Vale.

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12/12/22

Kilnwood Vale Primary School in the snow! ❄️ https://t.co/HDRIfsJXWh

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12/12/22

Due to weather conditions we are going to open at 10.30am today to give children and staff additional time to get to school safely. Please keep an eye out for emails and additional updates.

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08/12/22

This week in nursery we have performed our Christmas songs for our families, we all did such an amazing job! After our singing we then had a Christmas workshop where we enjoyed doing lots of Christmas crafts. https://t.co/ITnY3WROjy

Early Years Foundation Stage

The EYFS curriculum comprises seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three prime areas are:

Communication and Language  - giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development - providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development - helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities

We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

Literacy - encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write

Mathematics - opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures

Understanding the World - guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment

Expressive Arts and Design - enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology

Our staff will ensure there is a balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults. Learning takes place indoors and outdoors, through play, exploration and creative thinking. As children grow older, and as their development allows, there will be a gradual shift towards more activities led by adults. This will help children prepare for more formal learning in Key Stage 1.

In planning and guiding the children’s activities, our staff will reflect on the different ways that children learn. These characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;

Active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements;

Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

The curriculum we will provide, meets the requirements set out in the revised EYFS syllabus and focuses on developing the children’s skills in line with the Early Learning Goals. Our school will fully support the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned, structured activities.

Teaching in the Reception class builds on the prior experiences of the children in nursery. During the EYFS, the adults within the setting continually make observations of the children’s progress in order to inform future planning and “next steps” for each child. This is recorded on Tapestry and shared with parents.

Enrichment programme

“Enrichment makes something more meaningful, substantial, or rewarding. Enrichment improves something.” Vocabulary.com.  At Kilnwood Vale, our curriculum will be enriched  and inspiring from the outset. The children will be exposed to a creative but challenging curriculum. Our foundation subjects will be planned using the Cornerstones Curriculum as a starting point but then adapted to meet the needs of our children at Kilnwood Vale.