Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery

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Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) page. We are a unit of Nursery (3 and 4 year olds) and Reception (4 and 5 year olds) children. Here you can find out all about our Nursery class and the learning that takes place. 

In our EYFS unit we intend for children to be ready, respectful and safe. Ready for the next stage in their learning journey. Ready to be challenged and to challenge themselves. 

 

We teach children to be respectful of others and of the many wonderful differences that make each child unique. We support children to feel safe through our positive relationships and our stimulating environment. We aspire for all children to feel safe to explore, manage their own risks and to make safe choices. 

 

We are determined for our children to be confident, independent and to believe in themselves. 

Mrs Moore

Nursery Teacher

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Newbury

Nursery Teacher

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Flemming

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Korzeniewska

Teaching Assistant

We are very lucky to have a large learning area for the children to use.  The photos on the left are of our ‘big room’ and our two classrooms and the photos on the right are our outdoor area. All of these areas are where the children will choose their independent learning through play.  

Every class has at least one school councillor to help share their classes’ views and make changes across the school. 

Every class has at least 1 dojo master. The dojo masters help show visitors around school and explain what they are/have been doing in class.

Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each topic. Throughout the year we will also add pictures of memorable experiences and hooks! 

In this topic the children will learn all about traditional tales and how stories are structured. We will read 2 stories using our Talk for Writing skills. The children will then learn to orally retell the story using the story map.

Also during this half term our topic work will include talking about feelings and our families.

Quality Text

For this half term we will be focusing on using a story map to retell the story.

Hook

The children in EYFS found a surprise in the garden. Someone had planted lots of tasty vegetables which were ready for picking.
We dug and pulled the vegetables out of the soil. We found some carrots, celery, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, two small turnips and an enormous turnip!

Memorable Experience

This half term we are continuing with our topic – Will you read me a story? This is so the children continue to develop their understanding of how stories are structured.

We will also learn about important dates and different celebrations during this half term including Remembrance day, Diwali, Children in Need, Bonfire night and Christmas.

Quality Text

Our quality text for this half term is the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’. This term we will learn to use actions and a story map to help us retell the story.

Hook

On Monday morning we found something shocking in the Nursery garden….A GOAT!

Where had the goat come from? How had it got into the garden?

‘I think it jumped over the wall’

‘Maybe it flew in?’

‘It’s going to eat all of our strawberry plants!!’

‘It must have come from a farm’

Memorable Experience

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I wonder what happens when I fall asleep……..

This term in nursery we will be exploring and comparing night and day. We will also be finding out about Nocturnal animals.

 

 

 

Quality Text

In Nursery we are learning Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and looking at repeating language.

Hook

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Memorable Experience

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I wonder what happens on a farm…….

In Nursery this term we will be learning all about farm animals. Wi will also be learning about crop that grow on farms and all the farm vehicles that help with all the work.

Quality Text

Our Quality text this term is “A Squash and a Squeeze” by Julia Donaldson.

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Memorable Experience

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I wonder what an insect is……..

In nursery this term we will be investigating everything to do with Minibeasts. We will also be exploring the natural world and finding out about plants.

Quality Text

We will be looking at The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carl

Hook

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Experiences

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I wonder what a rock pool is……

In nursery this term we will be investigating what a rock pool is and what you can find in a rock pool. We will also be learning about different sea creatures. We will also be learning about the importance of suncream.

Quality Text

This term will be be focusing on the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

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Experiences

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Experiences and Opportunities

Harvest Crafts

We invited parents to join in with one of our Dough Disco sessions and work with the children to complete a range of Harvest craft activities.

We had a great turn out and lots of fun.

Things you need to know.

This half term Nursery 2 children will be learning the story the ”The Owl Babies”. Please check Class Dojo where you will find a video of the story performed by Mrs Moore with the actions and a list of all the Key vocabulary your child needs to know.

Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
Derby
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782
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