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The Foxes and Squirrels had a fantastic day at Little Jack's Farm.

The Foxes and Squirrels acted out part of Mrs Syed's wedding ceremony. We invited some special guests.

Very busy chicks!

The chicks are enjoying exporing their surroundings.

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Busy Foxes and Squirrels

Performing The Little Red Hen

Ten tired Cliffedale chicks



This term we have been learning about the life cycle of a chick. This week we had a special delivery! Our eggs arrived and our chicks began to hatch.

Eggs hatching

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Beep, Beep, Beep!

As part of our transport topic the Foxes and Squirrels had a special visitor on the playground. Mr Allen from ORA Motors came to school to talk to us about being a mechanic and a racing driver. He came in a very sporty car and the children had the opportunity to have a look and listen to the engine. The children were very good at naming the different parts of the car. Mrs Smith and Mr Pirie couldn't resist having a little go!


The Foxes and Squirrels are enjoying their first Christmas as part of the Cliffedale family.

We have been very busy in EYFS. We are spending lots of time outdoors. Warm coat and welly boots help us to keep warm

The Foxes and Squirrels have passed our guinea pig care test!

Claire the vet and Katy the nurse came from Avenue Vets to talk to us about caring for Cliffe and Dale. They asked us lots of questions about how we care for Cliffe and Dale and we had the opportunity to ask them lots of questions too. Claire them examined Cliffe and Dale and gave them a clean bill of health. At the end of their visit we were presented with a certificate. It is lovely having members of the local community come into school to talk to the children about their jobs. The children sat and listened carefully and we were very proud of them.

Weather warning! The Foxes and Squirrels having been busy making a Noah's Ark display. They used paper plates to create the animals and printed the ark and rainbow.

Weather warning! The Foxes and Squirrels having been busy making a Noah's Ark display. They used paper plates to create the animals and printed the ark and rainbow. 1

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Friday 15th September


It has been a very busy week in EYFS. The Foxes and Squirrels joined the rest of the school for assembly and went onto the playground for playtime. We have had lots of super helpers looking after our guinea pigs and Cliffe and Dale have had lots of cuddles.


Cuddles with Cliffe and Dale

We are very proud of new Foxes and Squirrels who joined our EYFS this week. The children have settled well and are quickly adapting to their new learning environment and have begun to explore the rest of the school.


Cliffe and Dale

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Obb and Bob

Obb and Bob 1

The Foxes and Squirrels, including the adults were excited to meet two other new members of the Cliffedale family. Cliffe and Dale are our new school guinea pigs and the children are looking forward to caring for them and having lots of cuddles. Cliffe and Dale live in our EYFS area but are looking forward to visiting the other classes in school. They made a guest appearance in assembly this morning. We would like to thank our PFA for purchasing an outdoor cage for Cliffe and Dale. We also have two new fish called Obb and Bob.


Cliffe and Dale

Our EYFS Information Evening is on Monday 11th September at 6pm in the hall. We look forward to seeing you.


P.E will be taking place on a Thursday morning. P.E kits need to be in school and ear rings need to be removed.

Thank you

The EYFS team

EYFS Information Evening Presentation

Cliffedale EYFS

Welcome to the home page of the Foxes and Squirrels. We are looking forward to sharing some of our learning with you.

Meet the EYFS team

Mrs Smith is our EYFS lead. She registers the Squirrels with Mrs Fender and Mrs Syed registers the Foxes.

Mrs Bannister, Mrs Bradley, Mrs Down, Mrs Lamyman, Mrs Tester and Mrs Towsey are our teaching assistant team working with the Foxes and Squirrels.



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