Welcome to EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in EYFS

Early Years Foundation Stage (or EYFS) is where your child is welcomed in to school and experiences the foundation of their learning journey within the community of TMS.

We have adjoining classrooms and our own wonderful outdoor area where lots of exciting learning takes place. We also regularly use the school hall, ‘Reading Rec’ and fields.

In addition to our STAR learning themes, there is plenty of opportunity for the children to guide their own learning. We have daily phonics and maths sessions too!

Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the EYFS curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences at school. They will love talking to you about their photos and you will have the opportunity to talk to them about their learning! If you have any questions about Tapestry, or anything else regarding your child at school, please come and talk to us.


Click here to see the presentation at the EYFS curriculum evening on 25th September

EYFS Curriculum Meeting

Early Years strategy 2019-2020





Support your child’s learning at home

We keep families informed about their child’s progress through a learning journal online through Tapestry. It’s a really effective way for parents and teachers to communicate about their child’s learning. You’ll get your own login and will be invited to a meeting in September where we explain how it all works.


As the children learn their individual phonic sounds they will bring home lots of things that they can practise.


Similarly they will be expected to practise their reading on a daily basis. Each child will have library books that they can share at home and these will be changed regularly.

Individual home learning

We’ll let you know if there is anything else that you child would benefit from practising at home.

School Closure

EYFS will continue to use ‘Tapestry’ for all communication with families over the coming weeks – not an additional email address as the other year groups are.

We are really looking forward to seeing all the amazing learning which will be happening daily. Your children are at a crucial time in their development, and so it is imperative that they must be engaging with learning daily. Every day they  must be:

  • playing with their phonics pouches
  • playing with their maths pouches
  • being encouraged to use writing equipment (the correct ways of holding pencils are found on this website)
  • practising their letter and numbers formation
  • being read TO, by a grown up, or an older sibling

… as well as doing as much physical activity, listening and speaking as possible.

There will also be regular updates to STAR learning on Tapestry.

Please, please, please keep screen time to an absolute minimum. Playing games, playing with toys and lego, developing their imagination will have such a positive impact on their emotional and academic progress, than even ‘academic’ games on the screen.

Our EYFS children have made so much progress this year, it will be really exciting to see how much more they can develop with their families.

Mrs Brown and Mrs Beckett are on hand to answer any questions via Tapestry throughout the time off school – please use this resource!

We will all miss your children: they all play such a valuable part of our school and we can’t wait to see them again – through Tapestry … and in ‘real-life!’

If you are having trouble accessing Tapestry, or have lost your account details, please contact Mrs Brown or Mrs Beckett asap.


Letters sent home and anything else you need to know?

Church visit 19.11.19

EYFS Cornish Tea treat 16.01.20

EYFS Curriculum Evening 29.01.2020

Helping in the classroom

Would you like to hear readers or volunteer in the classroom? Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering in the EYFS classrooms.

Art shirts

Do you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box? We’d be very grateful if you do!


If you have any concerns about your child at all, please come in and speak to us. It’s always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything so that we can resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available to speak to parents/carers after school than before school, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.

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