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07/04/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Are you looking for your first DHT appointment? Take a look here and please get in touch if you’re interested 👇 https://t.co/Z519kaS7cG

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03/04/20

from Whyteleafe School. https://t.co/lxxS5FHyTJ

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25/03/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Please share with other parents and carers. If your work is not critical in the response to coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉https://t.co/Xdt98lWTgO https://t.co/6x8kaJ7AUH

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22/03/20

Retweeted From NAHT

AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM NAHT. Only leave your child at school if you have no other choice. Please, please watch and share this important video message from our general secretary Paul Whiteman. https://t.co/36PR3rUzEB

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Blown away by how the staff across Chalklands Schools have stepped up this week - just amazing. Very grateful to have such a dedicated team.

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20/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

To all of the parents that have taken the time to say “thank you” to the staff this week across all 4 schools. It is massively appreciated.

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19/03/20

Updates and the letter from the CEO is now on the website as ParentMail is not working. Please follow this link for school closure updates https://t.co/ISJ1GDbcfP

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19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

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19/03/20

ParentMail are currently experiencing technical issues. The update will be sent as soon as it is working.

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17/03/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Impressive work by staff across the Chalklands schools - working as a team of 4 schools in very challenging circumstances with great parent support.

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1N were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the jack in the box, the wooden animals, the pull along toys and the old teddy bear! https://t.co/CsW8opDQ9U

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

EYFS made an obstacle course for the slug. Love the imagination involved. https://t.co/s0S1yWkiDS

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Year 1 at Whyteleafe School

1KM were excited at the toy handling workshop yesterday. They learnt so much about how toys have changed over the years, the materials and the forces! Some of their favourites were the marbles, the pull along toys and the puppets! https://t.co/aM8tQ2eQYg

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Chocolate coated popcorn cooked on the fire aa part of our survival skills challenge https://t.co/UOxQzpnFhC

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14/03/20

Retweeted From Whyteleafe SMSC/PSHE

Some of our Sports Relief Winners for 2020. Our children showed resilience and great sense of teamwork today! Thank you so much to the Sports Crew and School Council, we are all so proud of you! https://t.co/56bUBW6EOD

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11/03/20

Retweeted From Carl McCarthy FCCT

I had the privilege of visiting on Monday and loved how senior leaders shared such an ambitious, positive vision for their pupils and school community. The collaboration and teamwork at is fantastic to see! 👏👏

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06/03/20

Thank you to everyone for putting such an effort into their World Book Day costumes. We all had a lovely day celebrating and sharing our favourite books. Congratulations to the winners of the costume competition - it was a tough decision! https://t.co/h2Oi5AstlM

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02/03/20

Grand opening of the Beach Hut Project! Mrs Faulkner and her Monday afternoon group have been working hard to design and decorate the shed to create a calming space. All their hard work has finally paid off https://t.co/MjCGw3UF3i

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 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, further their vocabulary and develop their oracy skills, 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 (an online tool) 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 can mirror and deepen their understanding at home if you wish. Tapestry also allows our parents to share their child’s learning at home with us at school. 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.

Children in EYFS are assessed regularly throughout the year and are assessed at the end of Reception against the Early Learning Goals.  At Whyteleafe we aim for all of our children to make a good level of development no matter where their journey began with us. Most importantly, we aim for our children to become social, passionate, creative and adventurous learners ready to shine throughout their journey into Year 1, the rest of their school life and beyond.