Welcome to Reception Donaldson and Browne Class. On this page you will find information about how we organise teaching and learning our reception classes at Shoreditch Park and see highlights, through photos and videos, of the things we have done.

Class organisation in Reception

We have two Reception classes at Shoreditch Park each with a maximum of 30 children in each class. We currently have a few places available in our Reception so if you would like a place or would like to visit the school and see our outstanding Foundation Stage provision we hold open mornings every Wednesday at 9.15am. Please contact the school office to arrange your visit.

Reception Staff Team

Meet our Reception team:

Ms Erwin - EYFS Phase Lead, Browne Class Teacher
Ms England - Donaldson Class Teacher
Ms Harley - NEO
Ms Dirie - NEO
Ms Terrill - NEO
Ms Biney - LSA

Links with Parents and Carers

All parents and carers receive a weekly email with information about their child's week at school. The email is sent out on Friday afternoons.

We will also be hosting termly virtual parent workshops, starting in Autumn 2. 

Weekly Timetable and Teaching in the Reception

In the Early Years Foundation Stage children learn best when they experience learning first hand, through meaningful interactions with others, through physical activity and through play. The Early Years curriculum emphasises three prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical

The curriculum breaks down into four further areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Teaching in Reception is organised through a range of approaches and provides a balance of child initiated and adult-led activities:

  • Planned focused activities where adults work with a small group of children at a time. Teachers will differentiate the activity to meet the needs of every child participating.
  • Small group teaching of early reading and writing through a phonics based programme called Read Write Inc. Phonics
  • Whole class teaching for short periods of time such as shared storytime, direct teaching (for example of maths), songs and rhymes, discussions and sharing work.
  • Opportunities for teachers to work alongside children as they develop their own interests in particular areas of the curriculum.


Reception News and Letters

Reception - P.E. Lessons and Kit

This note is to inform you that Reception are beginning their P.E. lessons! P.E. will begin on Friday 21st January.

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14th January 2022

Reception Curriculum Letter - Spring 1 2022

Happy New Year! Please find below key information for Spring Term 1. Our topic this half term is ‘Animals’. The children will be developing their knowledge of Animals and their habitats!

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14th January 2022

Reception Highlights