Guide to the EYFS at Savile Park

EYFS stands for Early Years Foundation Stage and it is the provision given to children under 5 years. It covers 7 areas of learning:

  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

How is the EYFS delivered at Savile Park?

Both reception classrooms at Savile Park are divided into areas to cover the curriculum expectations. These areas promote learning through play and adult focus groups.

We have both an indoor and outdoor classroom which the children access on a daily basis – staff ratio allowing. The outdoor classroom allows the children more movement and physical exploration than the indoor classroom enabling us to provide a wider range of experiences.

We encourage the children to share their ideas and interests and plan these into the learning opportunities as much as possible. The children are involved in developing classroom areas throughout the year.

Daily routine

  • We open the doors at 8:45am where the children are welcomed in. Carpet activities are available and adult focus groups also start at this time working on sounds and writing.
  • After the register has been taken. We then either start our whole class teaching sessions or attend assembly with the rest of the school.
  • Children are encouraged to have a healthy snack and drink throughout the day.
  • Morning sessions include: Guided Reading (reading in a group exploring different types of books, authors, pictures, sounds, words, characters, settings, emotions), writing or maths work with an adult, snack, phonics and learning jobs.
  • Afternoon sessions include: mental maths, writing or maths work with an adult, learning jobs, handwriting and story.

How can you help?

We do expect parents and carers to take some responsibility for their child’s development and thus reading practise is an essential homework expectation.

All parents have access to their child’s class page on the website and we encourage parents to talk to children about their work. We then share these moments in school with your child and sometimes with their peers.

Food and drink

A range of snacks are provided throughout the week including fruit and vegetables. Milk is also provided and your child is able to access water whenever they require it.