Welcome to Kittens class!

A warm welcome to Kittens’ class.

Our teachers are Ms Kirby on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Jordan on Thursdays and Fridays. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Bradnam, Mrs Cannon and Ms Prince.

The Reception children at Kedington are the Kittens and our mission is to help the children enjoy their first year at school and to promote a love for learning at an early age.

In Kittens, we believe the children must be happy and comfortable in their surroundings in order for them to fully blossom.

To help them reach their full potential, we encourage the children to try their best, challenge themselves and to ‘have a go’ at things they would perhaps not usually try. We support the children to become more independent, whether that is getting dressed for PE, doing their own zips up or writing a recipe or a letter.

Throughout the year, we slowly introduce activities and timetable changes to help with a smooth transition from Reception into the Year 1 Tigers’ class.

The Kittens’ timetable constantly changes and evolves depending on the needs and interests of the children. A typical day has some direct teaching: a phonic session, maths and literacy. The rest of the day includes Discovery Time and learning through child initiated activities. Adults support the progression of each child’s knowledge, skills and characteristics of learning.

We use Class Dojo for day to day messages.

Phonics is well established and the Kittens now have reading books and Letters and Sounds folders with sounds and words for the Kittens to practise at home. Please read with your Kitten every day and focus on any uncertain phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs.

After the Easter holiday we will return to posting Home Learning on Showbie. The Kittens can complete tasks on Showbie, paper or in their pink books. Please post a photo if work is completed in books.

Forest Schools still takes place on Tuesday mornings and after Easter, the Kittens will be getting changed for PE on a Wednesday. Please make sure PE kits are in school during the Summer Term

Thank you for visiting Kedington Kittens’ class page.

Turning Kittens into Tigers.