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Sedgefield Primary School

Learning Together for Life

EYFS - Nursery and Reception! 

"I like to play in the play-doh."   "We love writing in the writing area!"   "I like being at school!"   "I like playing in the water."   "I have lots of friends at school"

Welcome to the EYFS! 

We have plenty of fun, whilst learning lots, inside and outside.

Have a look at what we have been doing. 




We enjoy baking and then sharing what we have made. We love eating it! 


Our outside classroom is a busy place!  Outside water play is great fun and we have been moving water using guttering and investigating how to move different objects around! The mud kitchen is also very popular, but we need to remember to wear wellies and an apron! We have lots of different things in our Tuff Spots and are really excited about our new hollow building blocks that the PTFA bought for us!  Thank you!


The children love the role play areas. 

We have a home corner which changes to reflect significant events during the year.

We also have another role play area that changes to mirror the children's interests.

So far we have had a hospital and it is now an enchanted woodland.



Each term we will upload a letter outlining  the things that we expect to do.

Click here for this term's Reception letter.

Click her for this term's Nursery letter.

This half term nursery will be jetting off to space and reception will be journeying on a train.

We will all be thinking about Halloween, through Room on the Broom, Bonfire Night and Christmas.

In Early Years we love going on trips and having visitors into school.

Here are some of them...

During the first half of the Autumn term Reception had a day at Hardwick Park in their 'Enchanted Woodland'.

Sam from Tescos came to talk to all of the EYFS about Diwali and brought some food to taste. 

Reception had a 'Judo' taster session and Rio came in and taught some of the children to ride their bikes without stabalisers.

A group of children will be visiting Locomotion and we are looking forward to Sam coming back to talk about Christingles and icing gingerbread biscuits.

Parent/carers are the children's first educators and we know that this does not stop when children starts in the EYFS. We have a new parent share system which allows parents to share observations from home and practitioners can share ones from within our setting.          



In Nursery and Reception the curriculum is very much play based and follows the children's interests.  The children are really 'learning' whilst with us!

Through child initiated and adult led activities the children develop their skills in the Prime Areas of Learning (Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication and Language, and Physical Development) and Specific Areas of Learning (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design).

The children learn the basic skills of focusing on a given task, sharing equipment, working together (or individually), listening to others and taking turns; all of which will give them a really solid foundation as they progress through school.