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 and Mrs Cannon.

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.

A warm welcome to Kittens’ class.

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 and progress the child’s learning.

We use Class Dojo for day to day messages.

Currently we are conducting Baseline Assessments to gauge what the Kittens know and can do as they enter our Reception class. Once phonics is established, reading books will be issued. We send out Home Learning activities on a Friday and expect these books to be returned by Wednesday. We also send out Letters and Sounds folders with sounds and words for the Kittens to practice at home.

Forest Schools takes place on Tuesday mornings and the Kittens will be getting changed for PE on a Wednesday. Please make sure PE kits are in school.

Thank you for visiting Kedington Kittens’ class page.

Turning Kittens into Tigers.