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Changemakers: Reception/year 1 class 2022

The Changemakers class is taught by Mrs Carvosso and Mrs Austin. 

They are supported by Mrs Roberts and Mrs Badue the class Teaching Assistants.  

The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and from September 2021 will be using the Development Matters framework. A copy of the key areas of this can be found below.  

Whilst the children are in the Reception class, they will develop their learning through play outside and inside the classroom. 

Help your child with Phonics by looking at the Phonics guide below. 

RE curriculum EYFS 

RE makes a contribution to the learning of children in the EYFS class.   Read more about this here. 

The children have been exploring the special buildings where people worship

"Muslims worship in a mosque."

Forest School 

Forest school uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop independence skills, improve their decision making and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks. Sessions of Forest School are child led to accommodate individual learning styles and schemas, children are encouraged to make choices and follow their own learning. The adults’ role is facilitative and enables observation and assessment of the children by a qualified Forest School leader. Teachers and practitioners involved with the children who participate in Forest School report significant improvements in Independence, self-esteem, social skills and concentration levels. Parents of children involved in Forest School have reported changes in independence, self-esteem and their child’s social outlook. Children are given opportunities at Forest School to engage in activities such as:


  • Den building

  • Bird watching

  • Fire building

  • Plant/animal research

  • Map making

  • Climbing trees

  • Hot chocolate and biscuit time!

  • And many more…

  • Our Forest School will be taking place off site in Foots Cray Meadows. Sessions last two hours and take place whatever the weather! The only exceptions are during thunder and lightning or high winds.
  • Forest School photo gallery

We love reading

This autumn the Inspirers are reading a range of books including Feelings by Libby Walden, to support Wellbeing. In addition to this the children have read  a range of books including A Squash and a Squeeze and  The Gruffalo both by Julia Doanldson

Remembrance day 2020 

The Reception class children marked Remembrance day by making poppies and visiting the War Memorial adjacent to the main school entrance. 

Marvellous mini beasts and perfect plants. 

In the Spring term in 2021, the Reception class explored animals and plants.The children will explore a range of books including: 

Aargh spider, Yucky worms , The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Jack and the beanstalk , The tiny seed , The enormous turnip

What the ladybird heard?, Oliver’s vegetables,  Oliver’s fruit salad

Mad about mini beasts – poems and rhymes

The Reception class are to meet a dog.