Welcome to EYFS
Our Early Years Foundation Stage consists of Nursery and Reception. We offer 15 and 30 hour provision and all children in EYFS can attend our wrap around care from 7:45-8:45am and 3:15-6pm. We enroll Nursery age children from the day after they turn three.
We use the platform Tapestry to record observations of our children to capture learning and progress made. Once your child has been created a profile on Tapestry, parents will recieve an email to create their own account. We aim to work in partnership with our parents and welcome our families to upload photos and videos of home experiences, to share this with our staff. Follow the instructions below on how to access your parent Tapestry account.
At Saffron Green we follow the systematic synthetics phonics programme, Read Write Inc.
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Reading for pleasure
To promote children's love of reading, children will visit our school library where a chosen book will be read to the class and children will take home a library book weekly. This is a book that may or may not be fully decodable but can be enjoyed with parents and family members as a book to read together.
This term we will be focusing on our topic of Community and Travel. The children will be exploring where they live (their home and town) and the different ways in which we travel to school and travel to different places. We will be exploring this through our play and with adult led activities.
In phonics this term we are continuing to look at rhyme and rhythm and moving on to explore alliteration. We are also practising our pencil grips and starting to identify with initial sounds within our own names and other words. Within Maths we are focusing on our numbers three to six, using subitising, grouping and composition of numbers. We will also be starting to explore shapes, and measurement. Within Nursery we love singing songs so we will be actively learning new nursery rhymes and number songs this term.
Everything we do in the EYFS is build around play. Playing helps young children’s brains to develop and supports maturity in their language and communication skills. It is important to recognise the crucial role that play has in early childhood development.