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17/01/20

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Perfect forest school hands.... https://t.co/iuD2HJNlHL

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10/01/20

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Various teaching and leadership positions available - please get in contact for an informal discussion about opportunities. https://t.co/dYRkpeXx0Z

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04/01/20

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An amazing opportunity to come and work in one of these schools Feel free to dm me for an informal chat about potential roles. https://t.co/FYdoeM7t9H

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17/12/19

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Such a great atmosphere across the school - every working so hard to get the very best for the children. https://t.co/jz8QL2aLMz

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13/12/19

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We had an enjoyable last bee club sampling different honey from different areas. 12 votes for our own and 12 for honey 👍 and a few votes for the others too.

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13/12/19

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We all love hotdogs on the fire as an end of term treat. https://t.co/6qnikWPraj

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13/12/19

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Have witnessed some incredible performances across 4 in this last week from 3 yr olds to 18 yr olds as a proud headteacher and a proud dad. Incredibly talented pupils and dedicated staff at and 🎭

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26/11/19

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Well done and thank you to the team for hosting our first maths lesson study of the year. Watching teaching, collaboration, professional discussions and dialogue - it’s the way to learn and develop practice https://t.co/xmWuqidiqQ

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26/11/19

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Thank you to Miss Cook & 6C for welcoming so many adults into your classroom for a maths lesson today. We all learnt so much and had rich discussions about the representations and vocabulary used. https://t.co/twf70UXw58

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26/11/19

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Great morning at for the maths lesson study. An excellent insight into how maths mastery looks in the classroom, following a number of years of embedding the practice across the school.

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05/11/19

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Congratulations to the Cross Country Team for their success rally today! All four teams won their races and we also had 2 individual winners, a second place and two 3rd places! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥈🥉🥉 A thank you to the Poppys who turned up to help as hares! 🐇 🐇

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30/10/19

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, the deadline to apply for a secondary school place for your child in 2020 is tomorrow 🏫📚👇 https://t.co/cfAaaYARsM https://t.co/UNbzItBCRL

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27/10/19

Retweeted From Kate Mole

Great end to a busy half term - Reception had saturated their environment in their focus number - Boy did those children understand 4 in every sense. https://t.co/XaDqzuUQcq

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23/10/19

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Excellent Egypt Day in Year 4 today. Lots of fun activities including mummification, artefacts, burial march and quiz. A big thank you to Lauren for entertaining us with all things Egyptian! https://t.co/IoT2IgYfF5

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23/10/19

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Building relationships, working together to build animal houses at Thinking about https://t.co/DNxP5tdaR5

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23/10/19

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Excellent fungi finds at this morning, identified with the help of technology! Shaggy Parasol and Rosy bonnet. https://t.co/qpGYKHCcfS

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23/10/19

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Science Leaders 2019-2020 https://t.co/Fe8DgkdSRb

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23/10/19

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Science Leaders 2019-2020 https://t.co/92zcNxCo6Q

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15/10/19

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We have an opportunity for a qualified teacher to teach across two wonderful schools, and Due to the short turn around time, please contact the Executive HT to discuss this role in more detail. https://t.co/faLMVHIi4i https://t.co/kSH9wFeBMx

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15/10/19

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Feeding the bees with some year 4 bee club bee club members. https://t.co/QtxVAudBST

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Whyteleafe School, our Early Years Foundation Stage is inclusive, engaging and challenging. We create an environment that reflects real life situations of awe and wonder through a Whyteleafe designed curriculum, unique to us. The exciting topics we use to teach the early learning goals are relevant, changeable and inspiring for the current cohort. Through a self-selective, discovery based environment our children are set up to excel and thrive. Our environment is relaxed and nurturing with spacious, bright and open classrooms where our children feel safe and secure.

At Whyteleafe, we create the perfect balance of child-initiated and adult led opportunities. We focus on how each child learns through playing and exploring, active learning, creativity and thinking critically to best support them to form a positive attitude towards learning that will last a lifetime. The children in EYFS work on a 1:1 or small group basis at least twice a week with their Class Teacher, giving time to work on specific targets to ensure they make the best progress possible. Our balance of play and child and adult initiation develops independence in every child that joins our school, with meaningful interactions to support and extend those ‘wow moments’ in their learning. We embrace individuality at Whyteleafe and use the children’s differences to learn more about people, communities and the world around us.

Our environment is vocabulary rich and allows our children many opportunities to express themselves and further their vocabulary such as show and tell, a talent show and word of the week.

Our relationship begins from the moment you receive a place at Whyteleafe. We will welcome you to many events across the year. We start with our informative parents evening in the summer term before your child begins school and a child’s taster session to support their transition into Reception. In the new academic year, we carry out home visits that are hugely beneficial for all to build a relationship and address any concerns or questions. Throughout the year we have two parents evenings and many opportunities for you to celebrate your child's learning. We will support you with our Phonics and Tapestry workshops so that you feel confident too. 

We use Tapestry at Whyteleafe to record any learning observations, which we share with parents. This keeps our parents in the loop and engaged with the current learning, so you mirror and deepen their understanding at home, if you wish. We truly have an open door policy here at Whyteleafe, and will keep you well informed on your child’s settling in, progress and everything in between!

At Whyteleafe we aim for all of our children to make a good level of develop no matter where their journey began with us. Yet, most importantly we aim for our children to become passionate, creative and adventurous learners ready to shine throughout their journey into Year 1, the rest of their school life and beyond.