Our Team

The EYFS team consists of specialist teachers working with qualified early years educators.

Our Assistant Headteacher Mrs Darragh, is a Specialist Leader in Education for Early Years.

About Us

Christ The King Primary School is part of the Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust, which is a family of 27 schools, a sixth form and a teaching school.

We offer free, 15 hour and 30-hour places for 78 children aged three and four in Nursery and 60 full time places in Reception.

30 Hours Funding

If you think you may be entitled 30 hours Nursery funding, please follow the link below where you can find out more information: 30 Hours Free Childcare

Nursery Timings

AM Nursery – flexible ‘drop off’ from 8.30am–50 am. The children are collected at 11.30am.

PM Nursery – the session starts at 12.30pm with a flexible ‘pick up’ from 3.10pm-3.30pm.

Reception Timings

8.45 am – 3.10 pm.

Our Vision and Aims

Our vision is to provide an outstanding Catholic education with Christ as our light and guide.

Our aim is to work in partnership with you, together we can give your child the best start to life.

If you would like to put your child’s name on our waiting list, then please contact school on 01642 765639 or email: [email protected]

Intent

In EYFS it is our aim to provide an outstanding Catholic education with Christ as our light and guide. Our curriculum is designed around our Christ centred vision.  We want to create a happy and stimulating learning environment – from the warm welcome on the door, the calm routines and free flow learning. Children are welcomed into an enabling environment that allows them to learn, feeling safe and nurtured.

Implementation

Our curriculum is built around half termly themes linked closely to our RE topics. We have highly skilled, enthusiastic staff who see every moment as a learning opportunity. We understand our crucial role as laying the foundation stones for each child’s journey with us both in terms of the child’s learning and development.

Our learning environment, both inside and outside, is adapted regularly to meet the needs of the children in our care. We ensure these areas are always stimulating and exciting and accessible to all, regardless of where children are on their learning journey. We carefully structure our day to balance short adult-led learning with longer child-led lessons. We expect both approaches to foster the characteristics of effective learning and produce deep learning.

Our Curriculum

  • Learning is play-based and takes place indoors and outside
  • There is a balance between adult-initiated experiences and child-initiated experiences
  • Adults take children’s interests and strengths as a starting point, seeing each child as a competent learner
  • Parent involvement is crucial. We learn a great deal about each child from their parents

Foundations for Phonics

Phonics Progression Document

Nursery Rhyme Progression

The four overarching principles shape good practice in our early years setting:

A unique child
Every child is unique. They are consistently learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling environments
Children learn and develop well in environments where their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and yourself as a parent and/or carer.

Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates
The framework covers the education and care of your child within the early years setting, including children with additional needs.

We are Inclusive

We believe that every local child should feel welcomed and that their individual needs should be met.

This means that all staff work with children who have special educational needs and disabilities. It is everyone’s job to support every child so that they progress educationally, emotionally and physically.

We are a Forest School

Everyone gets to take part in Forest School.

“Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees Forest School Association

Our Forest School leader, Mrs Darragh, runs sessions one morning or afternoon per week every half a term.

Forest School gives your child an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and to take part in exciting and challenging activities like bug-hunting and building shelters. Forest School is one of the ways that we help children to grow in confidence.

Working with parents

We work closely with parents and carers to support every child as an individual. We help every child to grow feeling confident about their identity, in a spirit of friendship.

We are always interested in feedback from parents, to help us know how well we are doing and how we need to improve.

We also encourage parents to use Ofsted’s ParentView

Please click here for our term dates: https://ctking.npcat.org.uk/term-dates/