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Aspin Park Academy

Our Seeds to Success... Resilience, Ownership, Curious, Creative, Confident

Foundation

 Hello and welcome to EYFS!

 

Our half termly overviews

Our half termly overviews provide parents with information about the teaching and learning for each half term in Reception.

 

Autumn 1 – All About Me
Autumn 2 – Starry Night

Spring 1- Dinosaurs

Spring 2 & Summer 1-  Big Wide World

In the EYFS at Aspin the children learn through a balance of child-initiated play and adult-led focus activities and challenges. We believe that play has a pivotal role in developing children’s confidence, collaboration and love of learning through children following their own interests and fascinations. We create opportunities and experiences in a stimulating environment to promote discussion, exploration and curiosity.  We are extremely lucky to have three indoor rooms and an outdoor area for the children to free-flow during learning times.

Take a look at our learning environment…

 

Tapestry

In Reception we use Tapestry to share your child’s learning journey. We will share photos and videos of the activities and learning that your child has been involved in during school for you to see and comment on. We love to see the children’s experiences and hobbies out of school and therefore encourage parents to upload photos and videos. We will upload a weekly diary to Tapestry to outline all the learning we have covered each week as well as questions to promote discussions with your child about their learning as part of their talking homework. We upload lots of other useful documents to help you understand what your child is learning at school. You can also use Tapestry as a tool to communicate with your class teacher

 

 Curriculum

 

Early Learning Goals

In the EYFS there are 17 Early Learning Goals which the children are expected to reach by the end of the academic year in Reception. Please see link to view the Early Learning Goals.

We plan learning themes throughout the year as well as allowing for time to get to know your child and plan some themes based on their interests.

 

Reading

In Reception we teach the children to read in short daily phonics lessons. We follow the Read Write Inc. scheme which encourages children to learn sounds through pictures and phrases and by sounding out and blending to read simple words with help from Fred the frog.

We have a daily story time in which we share, enjoy and discuss a range of stories together as a class.

 

Maths

 

Maths is taught daily following the White Rose scheme and using Numberblocks resources to capture the interests of the children and encourage discussions around mathematical vocabulary and concepts. We learn about each number for a week or two to really gain a deep understanding of numbers, comparison, composition and how to represent them.