Kinder Corner

Class sized groups

Reception

Whole day

Theme based, 16 fortnightly units

Taught by teachers

Literacy, Numeracy, Learning Labs

Phonics assessment

Does your Reception team deliver clear EYFS practice that is understood by all stakeholders, meets all NC and Ofsted requirements, including the new framework, and prepares children for Year 1?

If not, then KinderCorner may be what your school needs. We help your team to develop exemplary evidence-based practice, so your children can thrive.

KinderCorner’s 16 fortnightly themes introduce a wide range of engaging, exciting concepts (e.g. day and night are the result of the earth orbiting the sun). Themes build  knowledge and vocabulary essential for successful comprehension in Key Stages 1 and 2. The programme covers all areas of the curriculum; all planning and most resources are provided.

The extensive research behind KinderCorner has built a strategic programme designed to ensure that children maximise progress in Reception. The day is structured to ensure that children gain the many skills required to be ‘school ready’. Efficient use of staff is a key strategy: for example, instead of individual reading once a week, highly effective 30-minute daily reading sessions of groups of up to 20 children facilitate rapid progress.

Co-operative Learning strategies develop children’s Behaviour for Learning and short whole-class teaching sessions explicitly teach concepts and skills related to the Prime and Specific areas of learning. Children thoroughly enjoy the structure, pace, clarity and challenge of the programme. Teacher’s adapt planning to ensure that activities and teaching are always led by the current level and learning needs of the children.

Children have an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills through a range of structured and unstructured ‘Learning Labs’ (our term for continuous provision) that ‘scream the theme’ to consolidate understanding of concepts and associated vocabulary. Adult-led focused activities and ‘planning in the moment’ are both used to maximise learning. Unstructured Learning Labs enable for children to follow their specific interests. 

What is provided?

Contract Year 1FE School Size 2FE School Size 3FE School Size
Year 1
2 Training Day & 4 Support Days
2 Training Day & 5 Support Days
2 Training Day & 6 Support Days
Year 2
1 Training Day & 3 Support Days
1 Training Day & 4 Support Days
1 Training Day & 5 Support Days
Year 3
2 Support Days
3 Support Days
4 Support Days
Year 4
1 Support Day
2 Support Days
3 Support Days
Materials
Kinder Corner Teachers Manual
KinderRoots Teacher Manual
13 Big Books
19 Shared Stories Sets with a copy for every child
KinderRoots Shared Stories Teacher Pack
16 Theme Guides
15 Minute Maths Manual & Resource Pack
Kinderoo Puppet
Foundation Phonics Manual & Resource Pack
2 x Kinder Corner Teachers Manual
2 x KinderRoots Teacher Manuals
13 Big Books (2 copies of each)
2 x 19 Shared Stories Sets with a copy for every child
2 x KinderRoots Shared Stories Teacher Pack
16 Theme Guides (2 copies of each)
2 x 15 Minute Maths Manual & Resource Pack
2 x Kinderoo Puppet
2 x Foundation Phonics Manual & Resource Pack
3 x Kinder Corner Teachers Manuals
3 x KinderRoots Teacher Manual
13 Big Books (3 copies of each)
3 x 19 Shared Stories Sets with a copy for every child
3 x KinderRoots Shared Stories Teacher Pack
16 Theme Guides (3 copies of each)
3 x 15 Minute Maths Manual & Resource Pack
3 x Kinderoo Puppet
3 x Foundation Phonics Manual & Resource Pack