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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, Mrs Doherty and Mrs Budau the class Teaching Assistants.  

The children in the Reception class 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 R/1 class, they will develop their learning through play outside and inside the classroom. Year One pupil's use the National Curriculum and are guided and supported through whole class and small group teaching. 

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. 

           Some examples of displays and different areas that you can find inside our 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. Parents of children involved in Meadow 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 outdoor leering will be taking 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.
  • Forest School photo gallery