Aspire Federation - Learning in the EYFS

What does  EYFS  look like at Heckmondwike primary?

We believe that high quality early years education is crucial for young children and their learning. We strive to ensure our children have access to an exciting, language rich curriculum with opportunities for high quality teaching and learning opportunities and a rich learning environment. We have an experienced and enthusiastic team of practitioners as well as in school SEN, welfare and Speech and language support. We use this to ensure that , no matter what barriers children may have they are able to fulfill their potential and make good or better progress.

As a team we have developed a bespoke curriculum tailored to our Early Years children’s needs, with the aim of ensuring that even from low starting points our children will make sound progress and attainment.

We have an excellent relationship with our families and we strive to uphold this as we firmly believe this is crucial to children’s progress, attainment and well-being. We use classroom dojo and daily verbal communications with parents to ensure the needs and interest of our children are met and to keep parents informed about their children’s learning and development. We work hard to foster good relationships with parents and carers and encourage them to play an active role in supporting their child’s learning journey.

Our new curriculum has a strong emphasis on early literacy skills and is linked to a well -considered reading spine which places a strong emphasis on the acquisition of language and language comprehension. We are currently working hard to ensure children have a smooth transition between nursery and reception and that children build upon their previous learning whilst they work through a curriculum that is well structured and sequential.

We believe happy learners make the best progress and so we place the health and well being of our children very high on our early years agenda. We encourage and scaffold our children’s learning in a very positive manner so that children build a good self- image and develop empathy for others.

Our Nursery Reading Spine
Reading books together is a fundamental part of our daily activity in school. We have carefully chosen books which introduce and explore key knowledge and emotions, help our children learn more about their world, and most importantly help our children develop their love of stories, rhymes, songs and books.

Reading books together is a fundamental part of our daily activity in school. We have carefully chosen books which introduce and explore key knowledge and emotions, help our children learn more about their world, and most importantly help our children develop their love of stories, rhymes, songs and books.

Our Nursery Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to build on the knowledge and skills that our children enter our Early Years provision with, and to ensure that they are developed ready for Reception. To learn more about the areas of the curriculum that we cover please click on strand links below to see our long term curriculum documents.

 

Our Reception Reading Spine

 

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