St Saviour C of E Primary School, Fold Rd, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1EU


St Saviour C of E Primary School

Striving for excellence whilst caring for all


Welcome to the EYFS curriculum page.

This page contains the following:

Meet The Staff.

EYFS Policy, EYFS Curriculum Intent Statement, Curriculum Maps and Literature Spine.

Knowledge + Skills Progression Overviews for each Area of Learning.

Termly Coverage + Activity Overviews.

Phonics + Reading Books in EYFS.

EYFS Research and Blogs.

Parental Views.

See what is going on at the moment in EYFS (Twitter Feed).


Please refer to the Reception class page, via the 'class pages' tab, to see further evidence of things such as, information shared with parents pre and post September and further photographic evidence.

Meet The Staff

Mrs Bowman - EYFS Lead + Class teacher.             Mrs Spencer-Peck - Teaching Tuesday mornings + Thursday all day.      


Mrs Hulton (full time) + Mrs Meachem (Wed' afternoons) Teaching Assistants


Early Years Policy, Curriculum Intent Statement, EYFS Yearly Curriculum Map + Literature Spine.

Below, there is a link to the 'Early Years Policy', the EYFS Curriculum Intent Statement, Yearly Curriculum Map for Reception and the EYFS School Literature Spine.

We now follow the White Rose maths planning as a school. We use the long term overview that they provide, as an outline and then use a combination of their lesson plans and our own resources. The fourth link below will take you to the Reception part of the White Rose website.

Early Years Policy - January 2023

St Saviour EYFS Curriculum Intent Statement - 2023 2024

Reception Yearly Curriculum Map - 2023 2024

EYFS Literature Spine 2023 2024

EYFS White Rose Maths Overview 2023 2024.

Knowledge + Skills Progression Overviews.

The 'Knowledge and Skills Progression Overview' documents for each of the seven areas of learning demonstrate the journey children will take to acquire the required knowledge and skills. These feed into the KS1 and KS2 subject areas.

 C&L Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
 EAD Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
 Literacy Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
 Maths Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
 PD Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
 PSED Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
 UTW Knowledge Skills Progression.pdfDownload
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Termly Coverage and Activity Overviews 

The downloadable documents below outline which 'Development Matters' statements plan to be covered each term. There is also a document per term which then illustrates example activities that will be carried out to help achieve the targeted objectives.

 Autumn Activity Coverage Sheet 23.docxDownload
 Autumn Coverage Sheet 23.docxDownload
 Spring Activity Coverage Sheet 24.docxDownload
 Spring Coverage Sheet 24.docxDownload
 Summer Activities Coverage Sheet 24.docxDownload
 Summer Coverage Sheet 24.docxDownload
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Phonics and Reading Books in Reception.

Phonics - We deliver 'Essential Letters and Sounds' (from the start of the Summer Term 2022). 

Essential Letters and Sounds is a Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) programme which has been validated by the Department of Education

There are two links below which lead you to videos which help demonstrate how to pronounce each sound (phoneme) correctly. This is then followed by a PowerPoint which introduces the 'Essential letters and Sounds' scheme and gives parents an overview to the scheme.

Phase 2 ELS Sounds (phonemes) - How to Pronounce Each Grapheme. Click on the following link:

Phase 3 ELS Sounds (phonemes/digraphs/trigraphs) - How to Pronounce Each Grapheme. Click on the following link:

Demonstration Video - The video below demonstrates myself and last years Reception class sounding out a word using the ELS spelling sequence. This is a strategy that the scheme uses to encourage the children to listen to all the sounds (phonemes) they can hear in words before they write them. Children will not have to do this with every word they write. However, if there is a word they are struggling with or in the early stages of writing, this is a strategy we will now be using throughout EYFS and KS1. I apologise for it being quite quiet. We could not get it any louder!

Reading - The reading scheme/books that we use are produced by Oxford University Press and are linked to the programme mentioned above.

Children are assigned physical books and eBooks from Oxford Owl weekly. 

Children have their own individual logins to enable them to access books that have been specifically assigned to them in correspondence with their phonics learning in school. The decodable books provide opportunities to practice the letters and sounds taught that week and/or revise previously taught sounds. 

Below are some examples of the range of books available:

Little Blending Books     Words Sparks    Project X Phonics     Hero Academy     Hero Academy Non-fiction     Alien Adventures              Traditional Tales             Story Sparks and inFact 

EYFS Research and Blogs

 The links below are for educational blogs and research blogs linking to aspects of EYFS, and early childhood development and education. They are ones that we have found useful when considering the provision and opportunities we provide for our children.

The importance of providing excellent reading opportunities in EYFS

Ofsted – Early Years. Giving children the best start.

Creating the safe, happy space where children are inspired to talk, listen, play and learn: By Emma Davis. (Taken from a Julien Grenier link.)

Worries, Anxieties and Fuss Eaters – Sarah Scotland (Taken from a Julien Grenier link.)

Development Matters 2020: Author Julian Grenier Explains All.

Early Mathematical Experiences: Playing games together. EEx Blog

Parental Views

We value the opinions of parents and recognise the importance of strong, supportive working relationships between home and school. We try to make ourselves as accessible as possible to parents through our class e mail system, being accessible in the morning on the Reception gate and in an evening when we dismiss the children. We update a class and school Twitter page regularly and parents have opportunities through the year to come into school to see what their child is doing and experience their learning environment.

Click this link to download a document containing parental comments from during Lockdown and Remote Home learning - Reception 2020-2021

Click this link to download the 'Reception Parent Induction Questionnaire Analysis - October 2022'.


See what is going on at the moment in EYFS....

Here is our Reception class twitter feed.

Further photographs can be found on a subpage within the actual Reception Class page.

Reception Twitter Feed