Reception 2023-2024

Bright Blossoms and Cheerful Cherries.

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 Reception classes 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. 

Miss Marley

EYFS lead and Bright Blossom’s class teacher

Miss Steven

Teacher in Bright Blossoms Mon-Wed

Mrs Tofil

Teaching assistant in Bright Blossoms

Miss Walker

Cheerful Cherries’ Class teacher

Mrs Capewell

Teaching assistant in Cheerful Cherries

We are very lucky to have a large learning area for the children to use.  The photos below show our two classroom spaces and our outdoor area. All of these areas are where the children will choose their independent learning through play.  

All areas are open throughout the year as we know some children learn better outside than in. We play in all weathers so pleasure ensure your child is dressed appropriately. We have great fun playing in the rain as well as the sun.

Bright Blossoms

The garden

Cheerful Cherries

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

Tiara in Bright Blossoms

Hadeeza in Cheerful Cherries

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.

Maisy in Bright Blossoms

Rae in Cheerful Cherries

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! 

Coming soon.

In this topic the children will learn all about traditional tales and how stories are structured. We will read a story using our Talk for Writing skills. The children will learn to orally retell the story, read a story hill, innovate/change the story and then retell their own version of the story. 

This half term we will be focusing on Goldilocks and Three Bears. We will be looking at the characters in the story and describing their physical appearance and personality as well as including drama to act out and perform the story.

This half term we will also be developing our listening and speaking skills including learning new vocabulary linked to their learning.

In topic we will be learning how to recognise different emotions and feeling. We will also begin to learn about the seasons, European language day and the Harvest festival.

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Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Hook – Coming soon

Memorable Experience

Coming soon!

Experiences and opportunities

Coming soon

Over the year the children and parents will take part in different experiences and opportunities linked to the topics we are learning. Each half term we invite the parents in to find out what the children have been learning and to work alongside their child. These will be posted below as they happen.

Things you need to know.

Please check Class Dojo for your child’s home learning. Also remember that reading with your child is part of their home learning. We would like you to read with your child at least three times a week.  

Our PE sessions are every Tuesday for Cheerful Cherries and every Thursday for Bright Blossoms. The children enjoy learning different skills through gymnastics, dance and games. PE is led by Miss Marley, Miss Walker and Miss Steven.  


As part of the curriculum children need to develop their independence when changing. Therefore children are currently removing their jumpers, socks and shoes. This will continue to happen until October half term. 


After October half term children will be changing into their PE kits. They will need a white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers or leggings and black pumps. All items will need to be labelled with your child’s name and placed into a PE bag also with their name on.

Contact Us

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

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