Early Years Foundation Life

In the Nursery, our youngest children are introduced to a stimulating school life where enjoyment is the main ingredient in a programme that teaches through play. The school day offers children a range of practical and creative activities and develops Literacy, Numeracy and Speaking skills as well as placing emphasis on independence and social interaction.

The Reception year is particularly significant in building the foundations of learning and for a child’s continuing educational experience. The Reception classrooms have been specially designed and set out to create a stimulating, warm and nurturing environment that incorporates all areas of the curriculum. Children develop into confident and inquisitive students, who show a genuine love of learning.

The EYFS curriculum is tailored to cater for each individual child’s needs, ensuring that children are making continuous progress whilst maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. It incorporates early Literacy and Numeracy skills, as well as a play-based philosophy, which links social interaction and theme-based learning. Specialist teachers instruct the children in Modern Foreign Languages (French or Spanish), Music, Drama, Dance, Forest School and Sport (games and gymnastics) as well as weekly tennis lessons.

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Early Years Life at KS

A strong parent partnership is essential for children in the Foundation Stage. We operate on an open door policy. Parents are kept up to date regularly through daily contact at the main KS door, e-mails, newsletters, parent/teacher meetings and written reports. Parents are invited to attend events for example assemblies, Christmas Productions, the Charity Fashion Show as well as a Summer Show.

We have also taken the opportunity to design and create our own EYFS outdoor classroom. Miss Amy (who is part of the Reception team) designed the layout and worked alongside a company to bring our vision to life. We are so excited that the EYFS children at KS can now learn outside on a daily basis.

More daily life of our Foundation Stage is available on Instagram  

Throughout the year we carefully observe and notice each child’s independent and spontaneous access to their learning, the ideas pursued and the choices that they make. This helps us to understand and support their individual well-being and development so we can plan their day to day experiences in class. We get to know the children as unique people with individual skills, interests and ideas. The more we learn about your child the more we are able to support them in their learning experiences at Knightsbridge School.

The way in which we evidence this is through their Learning Journey. Each child has their own Learning Journey which is shared with parents at the end of each full term via an email link.  It tells a story of your child’s progress, the unique experiences of their learning, social interactions with peers and the learning through play activities they enjoy sharing with their peers and teachers. These are personal experiences so therefore each Learning Journey is personalised to each child.

These compilations are so much work, thank you! It is so wonderful to see the breadth of activities the children do and how they work so beautifully together. They are very lucky to be at KS.
Reception Parent
Thank you for this, it is so wonderful and really made us smile. This is so lovely to see and appreciate the time and effort as well as the extraordinary teaching you have all done. Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts.
Reception Parent
Wow! This is amazing! There is so much detail in this learning journal. The time and effort it must take to do this for each child. Thank you so much for all your efforts putting this together and sharing with us. What a fun term she’s had - she’s really loved being in your class!
Reception Parent

Pastoral Care

An open atmosphere and a close partnership with parents ensures that children begin their educational experience feeling nurtured and supported through encouragement, reward and celebration. A high staff/pupil ratio means children are given close attention within a clear structure and high expectations are underpinned by detailed policies and procedures which are enshrined in the KS Code.