Meet the Team

Mrs G Beetham


Mrs D Smtih


Mrs C Alcock


Mrs A McGowan

Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Nelson

Teaching Assistant

Miss J Whittam

Teaching Assistant

Miss A Bennett

Apprentice Teaching Assistant


Welcome to EYFS!

Hello, we are Mrs Beetham, Mrs Smith and Mrs Alcock and we are your teachers in the EYFS & Year 1 Team. Mrs Beetham and Mrs Smith will be your first port of call in a morning as the children will come into school through the Reception class door. Mrs Beetham is in school on Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Smith is in school Wednesday to Friday. Mrs Alcock is in school Monday to Friday. 

We hope you will be very happy at our school and we will do our very best to help you settle in and feel safe and secure in our class.  We hope that you and your child feel confident and relaxed about joining us and becoming part of our Trawden Forest School family.

We are very excited to join you on your learning journey!

If you have any questions, need any more information or would just like to say hello, please feel free to e-mail us at, & or alternatively you can contact the school office on 01282 865242.


Key Dates for Autumn







Book change






Forest School





Home Reading

Your children will start to bring books home and eBooks online through BugClub as soon as we have completed our initial assessments and given them time to settle into school. More information regarding our books and online reading scheme BugClub will be sent home soon and updated on here for you to access.


Children will also have the opportunity to choose a book from our library to bring home and share with you.


Topics and Themes


We have lots of exciting learning activities and experiences planned for the year ahead but we will also be led by the children's interests where possible to ensure the learning is meaningful.  Below is an overview of our topics and activities.

Please remember to look at our web pages and Facebook page, so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.


Autumn 1
(05.09.22 – 20.10.22)

Spring 1

(04.01.23 – 10.02.23)

Summer 1
(17.04.23 – 25.05.23)

Me and my world

People whole help us

Amazing animals

Autumn 2

(31.10.22 – 16.12.22)

Spring 2

(20.02.23 – 31.03.23)

Summer 2

(05.06.23 – 21.07.23)

Light up the sky

See how they grow

On the move



'Booket' List

We have selected a list of books that your children will enjoy this year that we will read and reread for enjoyment.



Water: Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day. Part of the EYFS curriculum is to promote oral health so please fill the bottle with water only.

Snack: Children have fruit provided every morning.  They also have 'snack time' in the afternoon for which you may send in one piece of fruit or a cereal bar which will be kept in a box in class.  Please do not send in anything which should be refrigerated.

P.E kits: Please ensure your child has a named P.E. kit in school. Their kit can remain in school for the half term unless parents specifically ask for it to be sent home.

Forest School: Children do not need any extra clothing for Forest School as we will provide it.

Milk: Children who are four will be offered free milk from Cool Milk every afternoon.  Once children turn five, parents must log on to the Cool Milk website to arrange for paid milk for their child if required.

Please ensure all book bags, coats, jumpers, P.E. kits, snack or lunch bags and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child’s name.


Come and check out what your little stars have been up to on our Wow Wall!






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