Daymer Class - EYFS





 We are an EYFS class and our teachers are Miss Thomas and Miss Holt. Mrs McDowell covers our non-contact times. Our Teaching assistants are Mrs Hollyman and Miss Moriarty.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which has seven areas of learning including: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Communication and Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World; Expressive Art and Design. These areas all help us develop our learning through high quality play and adult led activities.

We are very lucky at Pensilva Primary School, especially us in Daymer Class because we have a wonderful wild area just outside our classroom. We use this area for lots of our learning and it gives us wonderful opportunities to develop our gross and fine motor skills, explore nature, learn to take risks and problem solving.

Every Thursday we have a specialist PE teacher called Mr Jones teach us our PE lesson and throughout the year we have opportunities for Forest School lessons with Mrs Thomas.  

Reading takes place every day with the adults in our class so our books are changed regularly. We have letter cards and key word cards in our book bags to practise at home. Reading at home, as often as you can, is encouraged, as this impacts on so much of our learning at school. If you need any support with this please feel free to speak to Miss King.

Phonics is taught every day and we follow the ReadWriteInc programme with a mixture of Jolly Phonics and Phonics Play for interactive games. Phonics is such an important part of our day as it helps us become fantastic readers and writers! If you would like to help your child more with phonics there are great interactive games you can play on or gain more information and insight from

Our EYFS children have collaborative, on-line Learning Journeys, which allow parents to see what they have been learning at school and add ‘wow’ moments from home. If you are not feeling confident with using Tapestry please pop in and see Miss King who will run through it with you. We also have paper versions of ‘wow’ moments you can fill in at home and we will happily load it on to your child’s journal for you.


Our topic this term is all about 'Collaboration' and you can find out more about what we’ll be learning in our topic web attached below.


Examples of independent writing in our class!