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Highlees Primary School

Primary School

Bringing out the Best


Welcome to the EYFS page for Busy Bees and Clever Caterpillars class!

This page will be updated with details of our learning journey throughout the school year. Please read our EYFS blog to find out about all the exciting things we've been doing!

The Early Years curriculum forms the underpinning framework for learning and development for all children.  Our planning approach, incorporating both the children’s interest and in conjunction with the EYFS, provides an optimal environment that suits the way young children learn, play and therefore thrive.  The curriculum is able to support all children, including those disadvantaged or in a minority group, ensuring inclusion for all.  We work in partnership with parents to encourage independent and happy learners who reach their full potential.  Our aim is to enable children to learn holistically, through play, exploration and first hand experiences, whilst making friends, developing lifelong social skills and cultural capital.



All About Me

Changing Seasons

Traditional Tales



Whoever You Are

Billy and the Big New School

Smelly Bear, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Very Hungry Caterpillar (linked to sense

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt

Pumpkin Soup (Helen Cooper)

Stick Man (Julia Donaldson)


Billy Goats Gruff

Jack and the Beanstalk

Enormous Turnip

Very Hungry Caterpillar, Minibeast Bop, Farmer Duck, A Farmer’s Life For Me

Memorable Experience

Starting School

A Day in the Forest

#1 Meet/interview a fairy tale character

#2 Traditional character dress up day

#1Bug Hunt @ Community Garden

#2 Looking after chicks

#3 Farm Visit

English genres

Phonics skills + giving meaning to marks

Phonics skills + giving meaning to marks

Retelling and ordering stories

Non-fiction - creating factfiles, invitations



Changes in our local area

Comparison of story environments

Local environments


Through provision - basic ICT skills

Through provision - basic ICT skills

Through provision - basic ICT skills

Through provision - basic ICT skills


Self Portraits

Christmas Cards and Calendars

Construction - house/bridges/castles etc. - linked to story

Bug masks, designing a farm




Family celebrations



Through continuous provision - exploring sounds

Through continuous provision - exploring sounds + nativity songs

Through continuous provision - exploring sounds/rhythms




Season Changes

Growing, Materials

Lifecycle, animal characteristics