EYFS Playground

Back in Spring term 2017 it was decided to use some of the budget to develop an area for the EYFS. Previously it was overgrown, plain and not very child friendly.

So with the help of the year 5/6 children and Miss Gailley a plan was devised, resources identified to meet the seven stages of learning linked to the Early Years Curriculum. The children used their knowledge of numeracy to create a scaled map and produce a plan of the items intended. The area was measured, then a 1 -10 scaled aerial view created. 

The children were given a £2000 budget to spend. They identified suitable resources and then had to agree which learning area their items met. Detailed lists of items, cost, catalogue and page numbers were produced and an order created. The children went on to write a blog of the weeks activities before collating a more detailed report  to be presented to the school council and the representatives of the schools Governing Body.

The PTFA applied to the DCC Local Project Fund  for a grant and were awarded £800 towards the project.

NoMow a local company which specialises in artificial grass was contacted and a quote received. This was laid at the start of the Autumn term along with four colourful flowers. A security gate erected by DCC to meet safeguarding requirements. The garden area was planted with herbs and scented flowers to make a sensory and textured garden.

The equipment was ordered and the EYFS children can now enjoy free flow play and  outdoor activities. Stage 1 of the refurbishment is complete, keep your eyes open for the next stage!




Mon 12th – Lent Afternoon in Church
Tues 13th – Pancake Day Lunch
Fri 16th – Break for Half Term
Mon 26th – Spring Term 2 begins
Tue 27th – Rachel Wilkes from Music Partnership delivering the music curriculum within the school on Tuesdays for 5 weeks. This includes the launch of the Interactive Music Scheme Charanga.

Fri 1st – MAST ~ “Jesus Calms the Storm”
Thur 7th – World Book Day – come to school dressed as your favorite book character.        Challenge – please could you take a photo of your child reading in an unusual place (they don’t have to be in their costume doing this), and send it into school?  

Tues 12th – MAST Hannah Wills ~Easter
Wed 13th – Parents Evening – further information will be provided for this. 
Fri 15th – Red Nose day – Dress in your own clothes with one item of red for a £1 donation per child please. 
Thur 21st – Schools Together – 11am at St Giles Church in Hartington with Biggin Primary School.
Mon 25th – Easter Service 09.30am – location in School unless otherwise advised.
Thu 28th – Break for Easter

Mon 15th – Summer Term 1 begins