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Discoverers: Reception

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

They are supported by Miss Sampson the class Teaching Assistant.

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The children in the Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and from September 2021 will be using the updated Development Matters framework. A copy of the key information about this document can be found below.  

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

Below you will see the long term plan for the key texts we use in the classroom.

Also attached is the half-termly overview which is sent to parents and carers at the start of each half-term. 


Help your child with phonics by looking at some of the phonics guides below.  We use the Little Wandle programme to support the teaching and learning of phonics. Parents and carers can come in and see how we deliver these sessions during the Autumn term.

Our classroom


        The knowledge wall                       Class reading space                Celebration display


Creative area within the classroom

Some examples of displays and different areas that you can find inside our classroom.

Our classroom has a prayer space too, to allow the children the opportunity to find a quiet space for reflection or to explore different bible stories in a cosy, comfortable part of the classroom. 


Meadow School - 

Meadow 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 are based on Forest School style activities which 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. Teachers and practitioners involved with the children who participate in our Meadow school activities report significant improvements in independence, self-esteem, social skills and concentration levels. Our outdoor learning takes place off site in Foots Cray Meadows. Sessions last approximately two hours and take place whatever the weather! The only exceptions are during thunder and lightning or high winds.

Children are given opportunities at Meadow 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…