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Northfield Avenue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2HU


King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.

King's Hedges Educational Federation

Excellence, achieved through care, creativity and challenge.


'Teaching in the early years secures good progress for children. They are naturally inquisitive learners who respond positively to the learning environment. There is no significant difference in the progress made by different groups of children, and the additional funding for disadvantaged children is used appropriately. Children readily engage in the indoor and outdoor activities they choose for themselves. The vast majority are able to concentrate well for extended periods of time. For example, a group of children who chose to make flat mud pancakes outside took time with the task and were delighted with the finished product, which they decided they would weigh. They were well supported in this by adults who asked them which was heavier or lighter.' OFSTED 2019

In Reception, we teach the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.  This is broken down in to 3 Prime and 4 Specific areas of learning.  Throughout the year we focus on developing skills in the prime areas which leads to children developing life-long skills that can be applied across a wide range of contexts.  We then focus in on the specific areas, building on skills learnt from the prime areas to develop more subject specific knowledge and understanding. 

Each term we cover a wide range of themes which help enhance pupil's knowledge and understanding through a variety of meaningful learning opportunities in both structured and independent play based sessions. 


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'Significant improvements have been made to children’s outcomes since the previous inspection. The proportion of children who achieve a good level of development has risen for three of the last four years and is now broadly in line with the national average.' OFSTED 2019