Welcome to the Early Years (Anning Class) Page
Your Teacher in Anning Class is Mrs Houghton
Mrs Houghton is Supported by Mrs Lowther, Mrs Spencer, Ms Lyddon and Miss Wood.
Starting Nursery and Reception is a big step in a child's development and for those children starting Reception, this is their first year of being at school full time. One of our aims is for your child to learn and develop, and of course have lots of fun along the way!
In Anning Class we have an exciting approach to ensure the children are engaged and motivated in topic based learning. We are using the Cornerstones Curriculum to provide an overview for our topics. Please see the long term plan to discover the exciting topics we will be covering this year.
- Anning Class Newsletter Summer 1 2022
- Anning Class Long Term Plan 2021-2022 (.pdf)
- White Rose Maths Curriculum Overview for Reception children
- Nursery Charging Policy
- Nursery Admissions Policy 2021 - 2022
- Admissions to Reception 2022
The Early Years Foundation Stage
• Personal and Social Development
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts and Design.
In Reception and Nursery, your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through the seven areas of learning and development.
Please view a copy of the Foundation Stage Brochure & our EYFS Policy:
EYFS_Policy_2021 - 2022EYFS Brochure 2021 - 2022
A day in the lifeAt Kirby Hill, we teach phonics and maths in discrete sessions. Our topics for each half term then outline what we will teach the children so that they gain essential knowledge. During our ‘Explore Time’ we use a system called ‘In the moment planning.’ This means that the staff in Anning Class will be led by your child and their interests when moving them forwards in their development. We utilise our fantastic outdoor environment as children are able to free-flow inside and outside throughout the day.In Anning class, our partnerships with parents and carers are very important to us. We invite parents to upload pictures and information on their child onto the Evidence Me online learning journal app regularly. The staff in Anning Class are then able to carry these interests through into the classroom.
Nursery children will attend Anning Class from 8.40am until 11.40am or until 3.10pm.
Please speak to the office regarding the 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds
After School Club is available from 3.15pm until 5.45pm. If you would like to know more about booking extra sessions or joining Anning Class, please contact the main office at school.
Please can all children come dressed in their PE kit on a Tuesday. The correct kit is outlined in the Kirby Hill Primary School Brochure 2021-2022
We have fruit and milk daily* for the children to access independently, and have water bottles in the classroom. (*Parents please note that milk is free for your child until their 5th birthday if you complete an application form. After your child's 5th birthday, you can pay a small charge for milk if you wish).
Please visit the learning links section of this site for additional resources by subject.