Welcome to Our Early Years Class Page

The EYFS Team......


Miss Taylor Beech class teacher

Mrs. Lockett - Acorn class teacher

Miss Widdup - EYFS practitioner

Mrs Priestly - EYFS practitioner

Mrs Hird - EYFS practitioner


Also we welcome …

Mrs Longden  who will work in Beech class when Miss Taylor has PPA , and Mrs Green who will work in Acorn class when Mrs Lockett has PPA.

We are here to help so please stay in touch



Below you will find useful information, ideas and class news........so watch this space!

Together in prayer

Please follow the link below to access the new starter booklet for parents. This booklet is full of useful information regarding your child`s education in  EYFS at St Joseph`s. 

Click here 

Foundation Stage Information Booklet


This term our topic is.... 

Down at the Farm

We will be looking at what animals you will find on a farm, what jobs happen on a farm and how a farm helps us and the community.  

During this topic we will be having a dress like a farmer day, a talk from a local farmer and we will be finishing with visiting a real working farm.

Reason why farm kids develop fewer allergies explained | British Society  for Immunology


Events this half term...

Family Project...

For your family project each year group will have a different task.

Acorns – We would like you to create your own farmyard with different animals in.

Beech Reception – We would like you to pick one animal from the farm. Create your animal and write 3 describing sentences for your animal.

Beech Year 1 – We would like you to write a poem about a farm. This does not need to rhyme but don’t forget to decorate it.

Be as creative as you like. We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Please bring to school for Thursday 19th May 2022.

 Our RE focus is....... Good News

Explore - That everyone has good news. 

Reveal - Pentecost: The celebration of Good News of Jesus.

Power Math's 
We now have access to the Power Math's text books and work books for your child's year group. You can access a range of materials by following the link below.



This half term.... 

Acorn class will be learning number rhymes and exploring number rhymes within provision. 

Beech Class will be looking at Patterns, counting forwards and backwards, numbers to 20. 

Years 1's within Beech Class will be exploring halves and quarters, Positional language and direction .

Busy Bee Year 1's in Beech Class 

Year 1's in Beech Class join the other year 1's in Cedar Class for their Phonics, Math's, Science and RE each week. They then return to Beech Class to join in with the overall topic which covers subjects like Geography, History, Computing, Music, Art, Design Technology and PE.

This half term.... 

In Science we are exploring Materials.

In History we will be learning about our local history, Terrific Todmorden.

In DT we will be 'playful making' with the aim to create our own medals by using different materials.

In Music we are exploring different composers. 

In Computing we will be learning about how to use a beebot by giving them directions. 



PE will take place every Monday afternoon for Beech Class following the Jasmine PE scheme.

Acorn Class complete their PE lesson through play by exploring different movements in both indoor and outdoor environments.   

The Gov.uk website has published details of approved apps for parents to engage young children in learning at home.  They recommend 6 apps published  on the Hungary Little Minds website. To find out more follow the link below. 


Farmer Visit to School

 We had a farmer visit school where we learnt what different jobs a farmer does and what food animals give us. 


Dress Like a Farmer Day 

 Well done for your excellent efforts on dressing like a farmer. We had a great day creating our own farmer story and acting out all the jobs a farmer does.


Parent notice

Outside our EYFS classrooms you will see a notice board which will explain our topic for this half term and different activities which you can complete at home with your child relating to our topic. It also gives you the opportunity to take a piece a paper and write down information you would like to pass on to the class teacher.  This might be a 'WOW' moment from home that your child is proud of.

We want to work together to support your children.

Please read with your children every day. Children should bring there reading books and bookbags to school every day.

We think we are fantastic but Ofsted thought so too!

Ofsted January 2019 found Early years to be GOOD

"Adults have built trusting relationships with children and their families. They have established a nurturing atmosphere in which children are well looked after. Staff compliment this with clear routines and high expectations of the children`s behaviour. As a result children cooperate well with each other and their behaviour is good."

"The quality of teaching in the early years is now effective."

"The children make strong progress."

"The early years leaders have identified priorities for  improvement and have acted quickly to address these areas."

"Children find activities on offer enticing, because of this, they remain focused for extended periods of time."