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Sedgefield Primary School

Learning Together for Life

EYFS - Nursery and Reception! 

"My day was perfect!"   "I did something new today!"   "This school lunch is yummy."  "We made a house!"  "I love to count!"  "I have 4 green cards!" 

Welcome to the EYFS! 

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

Have a look at what we have been doing. 




Our outside classroom is a busy place!  Outside water play is great fun and we love investigating how it can move! The mud kitchen and digging area are 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 make great constructions with our hollow blocks and other resources.

We are really pleased to now have our 2 canopies because it makes our outdoor learning more pleasurable when it is rainy and we can keep lots of resources dry under them. 

We really enjoy and benefit from outdoor learning, especially on our visits to 'The Woodlands', where we can learn whilst having lots of fun.


We 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.

Our role play area at the moment is a dinosaur world and museum.



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

Click here for this term's Reception letter.

Click here for this term's Nursery letter.

This half term we will be following the children's interest in dinosaurs.  We have lots of exciting activities planned!

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

Reception are looking forward to their trip at the beginning of October to see 'Dippy on Tour' and become 'Dino Detectives' at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Later in the year Nursery and Reception will be having a visit to a local farm, as well as other opportunities to meet different people.

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.