The Foundation Unit
Kindergarten and Reception
2 ½ ( if dry ) – 5 years.
In the EYFS ( Early Years Foundation Stage ), we work around the seven areas of learning.
The Foundation Unit is a caring and nurturing environment where children’s individual needs are met. The children primarily learn through play and have the opportunities to explore and investigate the environment around them. More formal work is introduced as and when the children are ready – mainly during their Reception year.
Children can receive funding the term following their
third birthday, which pays approximately 1/3 of the school fees during their first six terms until they are five.
Key Stage 1
Years one and two
At Saville House School pupils work hard in a warm and supportive environment. We provide a broad and enriching curriculum which is planned to meet children’s individual needs. We follow the National Curriculum in all subjects from Year one onwards to ensure continuity in the children’s education.
SATS tests are carried out at the end of Year two.
As well as the National Curriculum subject’s children have weekly spellings and times table’s tests and we provide lessons in French, Dance, Speech and optional individual instrument lessons.
Lunchtime and after school clubs are available for the children to join.
Key Stage 2
Years three to six
At Key Stage 2 a broad and balanced curriculum builds on the foundations laid in Key Stage 1. We continue to offer the children a safe, nurturing environment whilst encouraging independence.
We follow a traditional subject based curriculum whilst encompassing a variety of modern teaching
techniques, including the use ICT, group tasks and research
As in Key Stage 1 an importance is still placed on basic skills such as handwriting, weekly spelling,
tables and mental maths tests.
Children still read to the class teacher either on an individual basis or as part of guided reading.
The school teaches skills in a range of different sports, such as hockey, football, and this then leads on to involve the children in competitive sport – both with team games in school and against other independent schools. Swimming is undertaken weekly at the Rebecca Adlington swimming centre with the children working towards distance badges and Key Stage 2 schools award.
Music, French and Speech Lessons
Each class has a weekly music lesson with a specialist music teacher.
Individual lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone and guitar are also offered for an additional cost.
French and Speech are taught by a specialist teacher. LAMDA speech exams are offered each year.