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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.




EYFS Topic Leaflet September 2020


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’!




EYFS Topic Leaflet November 2020      


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.