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Fireflies Class - Nursery, Reception and Year 1


Fireflies is a class of 18 children aged 3-6 years old. In the Fireflies we teach through a play-based curriculum for our Reception and Nursery children with the Year 1 curriculum taught alongside. The children enjoy using both our indoor and outdoor environment to enhance their learning and development.

We use a topic-based approach in both our morning and afternoon learning. This follows children's interests, as well as covering the KS1 national curriculum. Our provision areas are enhanced to support this learning.

Due to our small class size, the children are both challenged and supported as individuals. We promote independent learning to allow the children to become confident in learning from their mistakes and successes. They are encouraged to try new things and grow through different opportunities.

Miss Rebecca Andrew (EYFS/KS1 Teacher)

Mrs Brenda Loades (TA)

Mrs Leah McCooke (GTA/SEND TA)

Class information- things to remember!

Monday- Forest

Tuesday- Y1 spelling test

Thursday- PE


In the Fireflies, we love to learn about the world around us. Our termly topics are carefully planned to spark curiosity and wonder.

This year, our topics are:

Autumn- Commotion in the Ocean

Spring- Castles, Knights and Dragons

Summer- Spectacular Creatures

You can explore all the exciting things we will be learning about below!


Useful Links

We Love to Read!

The children have been working so hard on their reading projects. They have been making story bowls, story sacks and story spoons! The children love using these resources to explore and retell stories in our reading area.

Outdoor Learning

In the Fireflies we love to learn both indoors and outdoors. The children love to engage with our exciting outdoor resources such as our waterwall, mud kitchen and art area. This encourages the children to be imaginative and creative within their play, as well as exploring through problem solving opportunities.

Our weekly Forest School takes place in our local woodland, close by to the school. These sessions allow the children to learn all about and understand the world around them. Forest School provides opportunities for children to be creative, work within nature, learn about the weather and seasons, manage risk, observe wildlife, develop their imagination and work with a range of materials.

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