Saffron Green Primary School

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Early Years Foundation Stage 

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.

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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.

Early Reading

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.

Welcome to Early Years!

In the Autumn term, the children have been getting to know each other and exploring themselves, their bodies and making new friendships. The children discovered the five senses of their body and used them to explore a wide range of objects, developing their vocabulary when describing these. The children then moved on to recognise and explore different beliefs and celebrations in the Autumn and Winter seasons. 


The children had some very exciting visitors from parents and professionals including; a doctor, postal worker, charity worker, teacher, police and fire fighters. The children were able to ask questions to deepen their understanding about their roles within the local community and then apply this knowledge when accessing our role play police and fire station.

In phonics, the children have continued to develop phase 1 skills and have begun to recognise Set 1 sounds. They have worked really hard to apply their phonic knowledge to segment and blend words for reading and spelling and are now accessing short ditty stories.

In Maths, the children have explored subitising, comparing numbers, and have embedded their knowledge of composition of numbers.

In the Spring term, children will be learning about mini-beasts and mega-beasts, focusing on life cycles and comparing living things and will then explore a wide range of traditional tales.

In phonics, children will continue to practice and fluently recall the set 1 sounds, orally blend for reading and continue to develop confidence when writing words and short phrases.

In Maths, thew children will develop their knowledge of counting sequences, and begin to use vocabulary such as whole and part when discussing composition of numbers. Children will also explore missing parts within 5, 6 and 7.

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.

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