Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan

Learning outside the classroom

Exciting and practical

Our well-developed playgrounds with a variety of habitats for wildlife is a crucial part of our curriculum.

All children have the space to embark on growing projects whether they be in the Reception or Year Six and this is continued in our thriving growing boxes.

The children have sessions in the outdoor area which is widely used for telling stories and acting out plays.

We also make full use of our local area; examples of this can be found in classes who use Savile Park Moor and Manor Heath Park to learn about their environment – exploring trees, hunting for animal tracks, survival lessons,  our local history and geography is a great part of our curriculum. Our local community is visited including places of worship and in Year Five children explore our local historical places of interest including Piece Hall and Square Chapel.

All classes are encouraged to make a variety of visits throughout the year, including The Natural History and Science Museums, Eureka, Media museum to name but a few. All children also have the opportunity to visit the theatre every year.

As well as visiting many locations in Calderdale, we travel further afield to Forbidden Corner, York, Headingley Treatment Works to name a few. This also includes an extensive sports curriculum with our sports coach and a peripatetic sports coach.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Learning outside the classroom at Savile Park supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being. We cover many topics throughout the year including growing and plants, birdwatching and observing changes in nature over time. Children develop their gross motor skills through balancing, creating obstacle courses and large construction. There is a large scope for imaginative play outside by den building, sand and water play and dressing up. 

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2