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Welcome to Kindergarten!


Foundation Stage Teacher

Mrs S Smith


Teaching Assistants

Mrs H Buckingham and Miss C Roberts


All Reception staff are happy to discuss your child's progress and welfare at any time.


Kindergarten is where most children begin their journey at The White House School.  Here pupils are encouraged to learn and develop through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.  Staff ensure that all seven areas of learning and development are covered (current EYFS requirements) and that each pupil's progress is regularly assessed and recorded in an individual and personal Learning Journal. The website will be regularly updated to keep you informed of what your children are doing.


This year Kindergarten will form part of the Foundation Stage Unit where they will work closely alongside Reception. Much of the learning is organised around themes or topics.All Foundation Stage children will follow the same topics and there will be times of the day where activities will be mixed alongside times that are dedicated to activities specific to the age and needs of different groups of children. 


The Foundation Stage are included in many whole-school activities, such as Language Week, the Christmas Nativity Play, Sports Day or even visits from touring theatre companies.


The children are given regular outdoor playtime and have their own store of outdoor toys as well as being able to enjoy the gym facilities in the school hall.


All Kindergarten children are offered free school milk and may bring a piece of fruit for their snack.


We hope your child has an enjoyable year in Kindergarten.





Happy New Year!


We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and are ready for the term ahead. We have lots of fun activities planned around our new topics 'Winter', 'Spring Festivals' and 'Pirates'.





Welcome to Kindergarten!


We hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for your first term at school.


Our main topic this term will be 'All About Me'. In addition to these, our mini-topics will include 'Harvest and Autumn' and 'Christmas'.


We had lots of fun at Christmas. Here we are enjoying our Christmas lunch.




We had a lovely time st the library where we were involved in a workshop about the book

'The Cave'.



We enjoyed our walk to look for signs of Autumn.






Previously in Kindergarten ............



Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you had a lovely holiday and are ready for the Summer Term. Our topics this term are 'Growing' and 'Minibeasts'. 



We had lots of fun at our Foundation Stage performance of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. The children enjoyed performing for their families. We then made the most of the sunshine and moved outside where we all shared the picnic we had prepared in the morning.




Two big furry ears .........Two big goggly eyes ....... IT'S A BEAR!!






Happy New Year!


Welcome back. We hope you have all had a lovely break. This term our topics will be 'Chinese New Year' and 'Castles'. We will also be doing activities to coincide with the Spring Festivals that we celebrate this term.


We thought about what happens to the birds in winter and made our own migrating bird.





Our main topic this term is Chinese New Year.


We have had lots of fun making our large class dragon and then performing a dragon dance. We also enjoyed ribbon dancing and playing the drums to some Chinese music.





We had fun making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.









Welcome to Kindergarten!


Our main topic this term will be 'Journeys'. In addition to these, our mini-topics will include 'Harvest and Autumn',

'People Who Help Us', and 'Christmas'.



Someone bought their pet tortoises in for 'Show and Tell'.



During our topic on 'People Who Help Us', we talked about how we can keep ourselves safe when we are near a road.




We enjoyed making vegetable soup at Harvest time.


We had lots of fun planting some bulbs in our flower beds. We look forward to watching them grow once Spring comes.