Thorntree Primary School
Header Image

'From the seeds of hard work grows a tree of success'

Welcome to EYFS

Our topic this half term is:

Are Carrots Orange?


During this topic we are learning about;

What the children like to eat. Are they happy to try something new?

We will explore these questions and more as we think about eating well and being healthy.

 Food marvellous food!

What do you like to eat? Are you happy to try something new? Do you know what this is? What does it taste like?

It’s time to find out more about eating well and being healthy.

This half term, we will think about supermarkets and the food sold there. We will talk about jobs in the supermarkets, take photographs and collect a rainbow of healthy foods. We use our senses to investigate the foods, and bravely taste things we’ve never tried before! Using our research skills, we will  read all about fruits and vegetables in non-fiction books. We will plant seeds and look after them carefully. We will compare and sort different fruits and vegetables, and create stunning still life paintings. Setting up a class supermarket will be lots of fun; we will make signs and sell things to our friends. Following instructions and working together will help us to create healthy snacks. We will also find out what happens to our bodies when we exercise. Using our mathematics skills, we will weigh ingredients to make delicious biscuits or cakes, and count yummy currants to decorate them. Things could get messy, but it’ll be lots of fun!

At the end of the project, we’ll have an open afternoon to show you what we’ve learned. We’ll also have a look at the carrots we grew to find out whether all carrots really are orange.

We will have the opportunity to listen to the stories being read. We can then act out the stories using characters and other resources to bring them to life.

                                                           Nursery will be reading: The Enormous Turnip

Reception will be reading: Oliver’s Vegetables

‘Talk for Writing’, is the time when we really think about the contents, characters, settings and language within a book. We choose books which are linked to our topic.

Discover more about how we will teach the topic by reading our newsletter.


Year News

  Dates for your diary Spring 2 ACO-Parent-and-carer-information                  

Year Events

World Book Day: 07.03.19 Easter Disco: 9.4.19 Interim reports to parents: 11.4.19 Nursery: Stay and play:  Tuesday 9th April 10-45am and 2-45pm Reception:  Stay and play: Wednesday 10th April 2.15pm School closes 11.4.19 and reopens on Tuesday 23.4.19 Nursery closes 10.4.19 and reopens on Tuesday 23.4.19  

EYFS Resource List

Scholastic Book Club
Phonic Play
Oxford Owl
Maths Factor
Change 4 life
My Maths
Parent Info
BBC Schools
Family Information Service, Middlesbrough
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
Toot Toot
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.