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22/10/21

The new members of our school are checking the parking!! https://t.co/rhzkqgwYOU

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12/10/21

Retweeted From John Williams

A great opportunity to join at a very exciting time on its journey. See link below to apply or to arrange a visit (or DM for an informal chat) Would love to hear from you. https://t.co/cxdvhzgsa1

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08/10/21

Hot chocolate with the head! https://t.co/Kon5h5hla4

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06/10/21

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Nursery forest school enjoyed finding conkers, experimenting to see if they would roll, then using paint and the best conkers to make awesome pictures. https://t.co/hWEf88m5Rk

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06/10/21

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Excited that everyone is together for our Chalklands Curriculum staff meeting https://t.co/3WlEqthZnW

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01/10/21

Today’s hot chocolate with head featured a special guest https://t.co/6L3Z0wLaHI

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30/09/21

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Reception have loved making their paper plate self-portraits https://t.co/fV95CAh6dm

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24/09/21

Before the sharing afternoon, we managed to squeeze in a hot chocolate Friday with our new mugs! https://t.co/LA5wp3jGRD

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11/09/21

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Thank you so much to the parents, children and staff for using their Saturday to help prepare for our new gardening area - amazing work!! https://t.co/XPvaRhlV3i

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11/09/21

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All clear...... https://t.co/TRVmHex1kz

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11/09/21

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Thankyou to the PTA for amazing teamwork this morning, with parents and children volunteering at our working party to clear the old planting & growing area and outdoor learning area in preparation for the new gardening area. https://t.co/DVoOE4nwBx

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10/09/21

Hot Chocolate Friday!! https://t.co/eUpyxoZqw8

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08/09/21

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Wonderful to be back in singing assemblies with an emotional 🎶 https://t.co/5WvtIiLpZS

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25/06/21

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A fantastic day of high quality PD across Chalklands.Thank you to our presenters and all the amazing staff

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11/06/21

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Nursery experimented with colours in the natural world today by sticking flowers, leaves and grass to trees with sticky plastic. https://t.co/EXUkha1wfE

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11/06/21

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Well done everyone for trying!

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11/06/21

Today’s royal celebrations at Whyteleafe! https://t.co/W9uPDn1uoN

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08/06/21

Year 4 were inspired by the BFG to create their own dream jars and write about their favourite dreams and their feelings https://t.co/MZ8zDiVzRJ

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08/06/21

Thank you to our wonderful PTA for erecting our reading sheds over half term! They are amazing! https://t.co/AuNCsT7TXG

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26/05/21

Our nursery children enjoyed their outdoor learning at forest school today! https://t.co/YZON82vLC2

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.

Documents

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GLF Early Years Vision Statement 13th Oct 2021 Download