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Reception Curriculum

Chantry follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriclum, developing themes and topics based on children’s interests.

Early reading and writing is taught using Read, Write Inc Phonics. This is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.

All children in Reception take part in these daily lessons, which are organised by ability across the school.

In Nursery, children work on the very earliest stages of Read, Write Inc as soon as they are ready.

Please click on the links below to see what Reception children are studying.

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Carle and Potter class have been learning about the Hindu and Sikh festival of Diwali. Both classes have enjoyed learning about the story of Rama and Sita and how this festival is celebrated. Children enjoyed having mendhi on their hands, drawing and painting rangoli patterns and making barfi sweets. On Friday we had Diwali celebrations in our classrooms, where children wore their traditional clothing and danced to traditional Indian music.Navjot’s Mum also visited our class to tell the us how her family celebrates Diwali. She told us about visiting the Gurdwara, the food they eat at Diwali and having divas in her home, like the ones the children have made at school.​

abby    davinder    khadija

navjot    navjots-mum    rani

sarah-w    tyra    zakirah


 On Wednesday 16th November, Potter and Carle class visited the Gurdwara in Gravesend. They were really excited about the trip after they had enjoyed learning about Diwali at the beginning of the term. The children said how lovely the temple looked and how big it was. When they went inside they all needed to put scarfs on their head to show their respect. They were greeted by a lady from the temple who guided them around. First they got to visit the big hall and then afterwards went inside a small hall so that the lady could tell them some information and it gave them the opportunity to ask some questions. They then got to try some Prasad, a sweet vegetarian food, which they needed to accept with two hands as a mark of respect. They then finished the tour by visiting the food hall for some quick refreshments before going back to school.