‘Excelsior’ - Ever Upwards           

Principal: Leica Carter 




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Welcome to EYFS at Temple Normanton Junior Academy. Our class teacher is Miss Clark and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Farnsworth.  In our joint Nursery and Reception class we are always very busy and use every minute for learning. We have a beautiful classroom and outdoor space filled with learning challenges and activities.

BBC Tiny Happy People This is a very useful website for your child starting school. There are lots of helpful tips and exciting activities for you to do at home.



Useful Websites





EYFS Topic Leaflet September 2020

EYFS Topic Leaflet November 2020      



EYFS Topic Leaflet Spring 2 2021

EYFS Long Term Planning 

Medium Term Planning EYFS Spring 2

EYFS Topic Leaflet Summer 1 2021

Medium Term Planning EYFS  Summer 1


Ash Class Blog Posts

9/10/20 – We’re going on a Leaf Hunt!

This week during our ‘Forest Fridays’ session, we read the story ‘We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt’. We then put our wellies on and went on our own leaf hunt! We found leaves of all different shapes, sizes and colours. We talked about Autumn and what happens to the leaves. We had lots of fun on our leaf hunt!



15/10/20 – Porridge!

After doing lots of work all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we decided to make some porridge of our own! We learnt all about instructions and used them to make yummy, scrummy porridge! We were excited to see the changes that happened after the porridge had been in the microwave. We used lots of wonderful words to describe it such as ‘lumpy’, ‘sweet’ and ‘sticky’!





Ash Class Blog Posts – Autumn 2

The Gingerbread Man 

Our focus story this term is ‘The Gingerbread Man’. To launch our topic, we decorated and tasted our own gingerbread men! We were very careful when icing their eyes, mouths and buttons. We had to hold them tight to make sure that they didn’t run away!



Bonfire Night 

We have been learning all about Bonfire Night. We have learnt how we celebrate Bonfire Night and how we can stay safe around bonfires and fireworks. We have also talked about why we celebrate Bonfire Night, learning all about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. We have made some fireworks art using the blow paint technique. They look amazing!





Remembrance Day 

This week, EYFS have learnt about Remembrance Day and why people wear poppies at this time of year. We watched a video about how it might have felt during the war from an animal's point of view (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p4zsl). We each made our own poppy using cupcake cases and then put them together to make a remembrance wreath. 



Class Overview 25.01.2021

Class Overview 01.02.2021

Class Overview 08.02.2021

Class Overview 22.02.2021

Class Overview 01.03.2021


20th April 2021

Hi everyone! We have all settled back into school really well and have been having lots of fun with our learning!

Here are some of the things we got up to on Monday...

Lots of us enjoyed using our new play dough factory! We made lots of cakes and treats and threw a birthday party for Biscuit the Bear! We wrote invitations and sang 'Happy Birthday!'

We enjoyed being police officers and 'bad guys' and tried to catch each other! Some of us even wrote our own tickets!

We explored Numicon and number bonds using water beads and tweezers outside. We are getting really good at remembering how we make different numbers.

We also used our work bench to explore the nuts and bolts. We used magnets to sort them into metal and plastic and then went on a hunt to find more metals things that our magnets could stick to!




22nd April 2021
It's been another exciting day at school today!

Mrs Whittingham brought us a special delivery. It said 'FRAGILE' on the side. We had some guesses about what might be inside. Some of us thought it might be glass, some of us thought it might be chocolate!!

We opened it up and found...

It's our job to take care of them and we can't wait to see them turn into beautiful butterflies!