Early Years Foundation Stage

EYFS 2021

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 setting and the learning that takes place.

Miss Marley

EYFS lead and class teacher

Miss Gilder

Class teacher

Mrs Capewell

Teaching assistant

Mrs Tofil-Potocka

Teaching assistant

Mrs Fleming

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.



Our Curriculum



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 learn to orally retell the story, draw a story hill, innovate/change the story and then retell their own version of the story. 

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

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For this half term we will be focusing on characters and how to change them in the story.

Reception Talk for Writing story


Mr Ridgley, our site manager, found something strange on the cameras today. He gave us the footage and we were shocked to see what he had found. There was a bear in our big room!

Where had it come from? Why was it there? The children had great fun sharing their experiences and ideas to answer the questions.


We made porridge like mummy bear. We made sure that is was not too hot and it was just right. We even made it sweeter by adding our favourite fruit; strawberries, raspberries or banana.

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Our Experiences and Opportunities



We do lots of exciting things throughout the year, this may be part of our topic or additional experiences, click on the tabs below to have a look.

Two of the children in our unit have an allotment with their Grandparents. Over the summer they had been growing lots of yummy vegetables. The boys brought them in for us to have and we decided to make a vegetable soup. The children helped to wash, peel and chop the vegetables before adding them to the slow cooker. We all then shared the soup for snack. It was delicious!

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. The children enjoy learning different skills through gymnastics, dance and games. PE is led by Miss Marley and Miss Gilder. 

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.

Last day of Autumn One half term – Friday 22nd October 2021 at  3:30pm

October holdiay – Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October 2021

Inset day – Monday 1st November 2021

Autumn Two half term begins – Tuesday 3rd November 2021

Pantomime – Friday 17th December 2021

Autumn Two half term ends – Wednesday 22nd November 2021 at 3:30pm

Christmas holiday – Thursday 23rd December 2021 to Friday 7th January 2022



Spring One half term begins – Monday 10th January 2022

Spring One half term ends – Thursday 17th February 2022 at 3:30pm

Inset day – Friday 18th February 2022



Spring Two half term begins – Monday 28th February 2022

Spring Two half term ends – Thursday 7th April 2022

Inset – Friday 8th April 2022



Summer One half term begins – Monday 25th April 2022

Summer One half term ends – Friday 27th May 2022 at 3:30pm



Summer Two half term begins – Monday 6th June 2022

Inset – Monday 13th June 2022

Pantomime – Tuesday 19th July 2022

Summer Two half term ends – Friday 22nd July 2022 at 3:30pm

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Contact Us

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

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