Welcome to EYFS at SPA
YREP- Miss England and Mrs Pirso (Teachers) and Mrs Dallimore (TA)
YRM - Mrs Mercer (Teacher) and Mrs Joynes (TA)
EYFS at SPA
We are so excited to start the year with our new children and families. They have already settled so well and are enjoying classroom life.
In Reception at Springbank, children are always busy whether they are working together with their friends or teachers, exploring exciting learning opportunities or developing their ability to problem solve. Our children develop the skills to communicate confidently, think critically, apply what they have been taught and work independently to demonstrate their skills. We encourage our pupils to challenge themselves, celebrate their own and others achievements, persevere and develop their own ‘EPIC’ personality.
We value the support our parents provide in terms of homework and the massive impact it can have on the learning of our pupils. Homework in EYFS is all about reading, reading, reading. All we ask is 5 minutes every night (or morning if that works better).
Each half term, we also send home a tic-tac-toe grid of things you can do with your child over the holiday. We try to include activities that link to all 7 of our curriculum areas and are there for you to enjoy with your child.
At Springbank Primary Academy, we follow the Development Matters (2021) framework. The framework outlines what adults must do to help children learn and develop.
The EYFS includes seven areas of learning and development, these are split into three age bands:
- Birth to three
- 4-5 (the reception year in school)
In each band, there are suggestions about what children maybe doing, and how adults can help them to reach the age related expectation. Teachers at Springbank use this document alongside assessment led planning to support children's learning and development. Play is important to us, it is the most valuable way that children learn. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development.
Through a mixture of adult led, adult directed and child initiated learning we cover seven areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Please click the link below for our latest Termly Overview where you can find information about what your child will be learning as well as ways you can help at home.