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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Welcome to our page about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). If you would like further information about how we teach the EYFS at Ironville & Codnor Park Primary School please see the curriculum co-ordinator Mrs Tuxford-Flory or contact her via email

Hello! As some of you may know the EYFS framework has recently changed. At Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School we think this is a positive move away from paperwork and spending more time with our lovely children - the part we enjoy the most! However, please know that our curriculum will continue to be broad and ambitious with children given a variety of different experiences alongside giving extra help and support to the children who need it. 

Below are some documents for you to look through regarding the new framework. Please feel free to come and talk to myself (Mrs Tuxford-Flory) if you have any questions. 

Calling all EYFS parents!! - currently not happening 

Please don't forget to check the website, newsletters, emails and messages for open days in the EYFS. Come and join us for music and movement on a Friday afternoon, it is a lovely chance to share time with your child in school as well as playing musical instruments and singing! Look out for art afternoons and cookery afternoons, both are great fun! Alongside running these we have regular opportunities for you to come and join in with Maths and Literacy sessions and an assortment of 'take home bags'  and books to borrow from school to take home with your child. From this term Tapestry is being used to communicate with parents at home and for you to see what your child has been doing in school and for us to see what they do at home.  We love our EYFS class and we think it is fabulous when parents come and work with us - so please come along!!

We are proud to be part of the Smile 4 life toothbrushing programme! We know the importance of keeping our teeth and mouth healthy; we brush our teeth everyday at school!

Introducing our 'Little Chef's' cooking and nutrition programme! At Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School we realise the importance of our children having a healthy and nutritious diet. See the letter below for more details and the photographs for the dishes the children are creating!

This week for our healthy snack we made a fruit salad. We talked about all the different fruits we like and why they are good for us and how they keep our bodies healthy.

This week we made an impromptu snack as the weather has been so warm! We made our own apple and orange ice lollies, we cut up apple, added orange squash and water and then froze for 24 hours. They were delicious!

Wrens have made cheese sandwiches this week! We have been learning how to use a grater and knife safely and why cheese and dairy products are good for our bones.

Lunch is ready! Wrens have made beans on toast this week and have been learning all about how to keep safe around ovens and toasters. We have also been looking closely at why beans and wholemeal bread are good for us.

Making cereal, toast and washing up!

16.01.20 - We had a lot of fun baking with parents today! We weighed out the ingredients, followed the instructions and did the washing up!

We went over to the church to see the Christmas tree festival, the children really enjoyed it and we talked about the different themes on the tree and how important recycling was as this was our theme!

Our parents came in to see us in our PE! We showed them all the things we had learnt and how confident we are using the apparatus - our parents were very impressed!

Valley CIDS came in to talk about the light of God and bringing peace to the world. The children thought of their own ways to bring peace to the world and how they would do this.

We planted bulbs with Mrs Castle for our school playground, the children are in charge of taking care of them and watching them grow in the Spring!

07.11.19 - Cooking with parents! The children loved making the cornflake cakes, they thought they were very yummy!!

Wrens noticed a lot of rubbish outside our school and wanted to do something about it. We talked about the environment and how we can help it and Wrens remembered about out ' Plastics in the ocean' topic. We discussed what we could do and they decided they wanted to go and collect the litter themselves with Mrs Castle - I am very proud of our environmentally aware class!

The children are having a super time playing with our new car wash! Would you like a wash and polish!?

Our New Stage!

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The EYFS children have a new stage which they perform stories, songs and drama on with all the props!