Community Primary School

Treleigh, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4AY

01209 216600

Welcome to the EYFS


                                          Mrs. V Gilbert                          Miss A Daniels                      Mrs. K Doidge                      Mrs. R Jones

                                           EYFS Lead                              EYFS Teacher                    Teaching Assistant               Teaching Assistant

 Our Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of two classes: Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly. Both classes operate as one learning unit where we share the areas of learning between both classrooms with the children accessing all of these during our daily continuous provision. On this page you will find a wealth of information about our curriculum and how we plan this into termly learning themes as well as following the children’s interests; examples of children’s learning and lots of photographs and other useful links.

Here is some amazing learning

Exploring our Local Environment

EYFS have had fun exploring our local environment. We have spent a lot of time at the church practising our Nativity. We spent some extra time there yesterday having a look at the layout and key features. Together we created a map for our Geography display. We used some fantastic adjectives and positional language.

Jo Lumber from Falmouth Art Gallery
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly were visited by Jo Lumber from Falmouth Art Gallery today who leads the storytelling programme 'Tell Us A Story'. Jo worked with each class on our story of the week 'The Three Little Pigs', where they worked in collaboration to re-tell the story and worked together to represent the main parts of the story through art with a focus on language and vocabulary.
In class we followed our predictions from earlier in the week to test which of the three little pigs houses would be the strongest. The children worked in groups to build a house of straw, a house of sticks and a house of bricks and tested which one the big bad wolf could huff and puff down.

Our Maps to get to Grandma's House

Today EYFS were Geographers! We looked at a variety of different maps and learnt how to get information from them using the symbols and keys. We linked this to our Traditional Tales topic and took a walk outside to plan our own maps to get to Grandma's house like in Little Red Riding Hood. We discussed the human and physical features around us and the children used great directional language

A very royal day
A very royal day was had by all in Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly. The Royal Ball was filled with dancing, giggles and party games. When the bell rang 12 it was back to class for royal sandwiches the children had made previously that day using their plans.
The Jubilee picnic was a big hit, the children wore their royal crowns and waved their Union Jack flags to celebrate.
There are lots more photos on Tapestry!

Wellbeing Wheel

Wheal Lovely and Friendly have been learning about how to keep your mind healthy by doing all the things on our Wellbeing Wheel.

Who am I?

We launched our new learning theme ‘Who am I?’ by planting beans and naming our caterpillars. We look forward to observing the life cycle of a butterfly and how our beans grow.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

EYFS have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the Chinese New Year this week. They have made lanterns, practised writing Chinese numbers, made wishes, learnt about Chinese traditions, the zodiac animals and ordinal numbers. The children had a tasty treat of vegetable noodles cooked on the firepit and all had a great go at using chopsticks

Brilliant Balancing and Coordination Skills

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been getting active outside. The children showed brilliant balancing and coordination skills on the bikes and obstacle course.

Firefighters from Tolvaddon Black Watch

As part of our learning theme, Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly were lucky to have Firefighters from Tolvaddon Black Watch visit today. The children asked some brilliant questions which they had written as part of their writing challenge earlier in the week. We found out about their job, why their uniform is special, how they get the water they need to put out fires and the importance of having smoke alarms in our homes.

Making Jelly and Carrot Cake

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been busy making jelly and carrot cake this week. The jelly was delicious, we can’t wait to try the carrot cake tomorrow. Yum!

Planning what we would like to learn this half term

After listening to the story Supertato by Sue Hendra, Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have planned what they would like to learn this half term. Brilliant ideas everyone!

Chinese New Year

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been learning about Chinese New Year. We each wrote a New Year’s wish and hung it on our wishing tree. We talked about how Chinese New Year wishes are similar to us making New Year’s resolutions.

Wheal Lovely's Dance Routines

Wheal Lovely were very lucky to have Miss Jennings from West Coast Academy lead their dance routines in P.E last week. They all had a really good boogie!

Following a trail of clues

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly received a letter with clues from a dinosaur today! The children had to follow a trail of clues and were led to a very special surprise. We look forward to where this learning take us!

Class Treat

Wheal Lovely and Friendly have had a brilliant class treat today. We look forward to the next one.

Festive Maths

Yesterday Wheal Friendly and Lovely enjoyed some festive Maths related to measure. They had 20 minutes to make a paper chain as long as they could. We went into the hall and laid them out to count them and then ordered themselves from shortest to longest. They did a fantastic job at counting and great teamwork.

The first classes to have filled their token tube and have their stars on the Treleigh Way, are....!

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly are delighted to be the first classes to have filled their token tube and have their stars on the Treleigh Way for always having a positive attitude. Details of the class treat will follow soon.

Letters for Santa

Wheal Lovely and Friendly have had a festive week. They were really excited to post their letters off to Santa!

Children in Need 

Wheal Friendly and Lovely enjoyed taking part in a 15 minute live wake and shake with Joe Wicks this morning for Children in Need.

  Remembering the Soldiers 

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly remembered the soldiers by making some beautiful poppies and participating in the 1 minute silence today.

Always Wash your Hands

Wheal Lovely and Friendly have been investigating what happens to bread when it’s touched with dirty hands. We were shocked to compare the touched and untouched bread. We talked about the importance of always washing our hands

Funday Monday Sessions

It was fantastic to see so many parents from Wheal Lovely and Friendly attend the Funday Monday session today. These are on every Monday from 8.40 am - 9.00 am, any family member can attend with your child so please come along.

Room on the Broom 

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have had a fabulous day participating in 'Room on the Broom' with Lisa from Messy Monsters. The children enjoyed having their faces painted, story telling, potion making, mud monster creating and having lots of fun!

Investigating Number 5

EYFS have been very busy investigating number 5 using part whole models, tens frames, numicon, whiteboards and beans for counting.

Diva Lamps

Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly have really enjoyed making their Diva lamps. The children loved lighting them this week.

Pumpkin Soup

After reading 'Pumpkin Soup', Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly decided to make their own pumpkin soup just like in the story. As a class they made an ingredients list and talked about recipes. The children prepared the vegetables to make the soup and enjoyed eating it! Yummy!

Supporting Your Child With Learning At Home

In today's supporting your child with learning at home session, we focused on literacy skills. It's was lovely to have some parents drop in to ask questions too. I look forward to sharing some maths activities with you next time.

Supporting Your Child At Home Session

Today in the EYFS - supporting your child at home session, we focused on games to encourage letter recognition and formation to aid reading and writing.

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly's Class Assembly

Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly really enjoyed sharing their learning with their families this morning at the class assembly. 
Thank you to everyone who came along. The butterfly release video will hopefully be on our website soon! (Sorry to those children who were off poorly and missed our butterfly release earlier this week - we have had quite a lot of sickness over the last couple of weeks.) 
Another successful year of caterpillars and butterflies a from Insect Lore Europe

Butterfly Release

Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly really enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar.  The children were delighted to see the butterflies emerge from their cocoons!  Here is a video of the children releasing them in the sunshine. 


Fruity Friday

A special guest joined Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly for ‘Fruity Friday’ today! 
Mrs Wheeler popped along and spent some time speaking to the children, they shared lots of their learning with her and the fruit too! 
Thank you for joining us Mrs Wheeler & thank you to all the parents who sent in some delicious fruit to share today - we had a great choice!

Our Bluebell Representations

Some beautiful bluebell representations from Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly this week.

The Caterpillars have arrived

So the caterpillars have arrived in Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly! There was much excitement this afternoon after the children named their baby caterpillars! 
We can’t wait to watch and see the life cycle process!


Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have been thoroughly enjoying their latest book, Supertato! They’ve written wanted posters (to try and catch Evil Pea), they’ve investigated ice and jelly and they have even had a go at making traps to catch this villain!

The Farm and Country Roadshow

Despite the bad weather yesterday, Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly were still very lucky to get a visit from The Farm and Country Roadshow today. The children were taught the importance of agriculture and looked at healthy foods. The children then got hands on with some exciting and fun activities

Ground Work Prep

Ground work prep for planting in outdoor learning today. 

Fantastic Learning

Some fantastic learning in Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly linked to our new story Supertato!  

Learning about money, size and shape, ordering & healthy eating.


Making 5 and  Number Sentences

In Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly the children have been working on ways of making 5 and recording number sentences

Outdoor Learning

Some fantastic teamwork going on in outdoor learning today - den building! 
Followed by hot bananas and milk, cooked on the fire!