Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to Early Years. Here you can find out about what we are learning, our daily routines, important events and see what Early Years is all about!.

At Saxon Way, the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn. We hope you enjoy finding out about our Nursery and Reception classes and sharing in all of the learning we are doing.

For an introductory booklet for children starting in September, please click on the relevant stage below:

 

 

Take a look at the videos below to see some of our school and Foundation Stage areas:

 

 

 

From January 2021 our Nursery will offer both 15 and 30 hours provision. This is free for parents who are eligible – check www.gov.uk to find out if you may be eligible.

 

If you only need your child to attend for 15 hours, this will be in morning or afternoon sessions. Ms Dunne, our Assistant Head, Early Years Leader and Nursery Teacher is happy to discuss this with you further. Our morning sessions are 8.30am to 11.30am. Our afternoon sessions are 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

 

If you are eligible for 30 hours the sessions are 8.30am to 3.30pm with an additional fee for lunchtime supervision. To speak with our Early Years Lead regarding further information, please phone our office on 0300 065 8400.

 

Our Reception year has two classes and they each have room for 30 children, with two or more adults in each class. Nursery and Reception work closely together to maximise learning opportunities for all the children.

 

For more information about our Nursery and Reception classes, please explore the documents and links below. If there is anything else you would like to see or need to know please contact us.

 


 

Learning Journey

 

Take a look at our learning journey in the document below:

 

 

 

Phonics

 

Our Phonics scheme at Saxon Way Primary School is Read Write Inc.

Read Write Inc is an interactive phonics programme that aims to get children reading and writing fast. It is designed for children aged 4 – 7 but can also be used with 8 – 9 year olds to help them catch up . The programme is rooted in synthetic phonics. Teaching synthetic phonics, in a systematic way, aims to drive up standards in reading and writing. Comprehension skills develop as the children move from learning to read, to reading to understand. The programme builds confidence in grammar, punctuation and spelling ensuring every child becomes a successful reader.

 

Children are taught phonics every day in small, differentiated groups and are assessed regularly. The sessions are fast paced, interactive and fun!

 

Please follow this link where you will find a variety of videos to support children’s understanding of phonics using the Read, Write, Inc process.

 

 

Ofsted (2020)

 

“Saxon Way provides a good quality of education. Leaders and staff have high aspirations for all pupils. They know the community which they serve well.”

 

“Children in the early years gain firm foundations in the core skills of early reading.”

 

“Adults carefully select activities which promote children’s curiosity well. For instance, children took great delight in exploring the value of different numbers, both inside and outside the classroom.”

 

“They listen with concentration and are enthusiastic learners.”