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 Tangyuk- Donaldson Class Teacher
Ms Twiner- Student Teacher, Browne Class 
Ms Harley- Browne Class NEO
Ms Dirie- Browne Class NEO
Ms Osman- Donaldson Class NEO
Ms Demirkaya- Donaldson Class LSA
Ms Biney- Browne Class 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 Daily Timetable 2020-2021


Latest Reception News & Letters

Reception Curriculum Letter - Summer 1 2021

Welcome to Summer Term in the EYFS. Our topic in Reception this half term is 'Around the World'.

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21st April 2021

EYFS Coffee Morning

Parental Engagement in the EYFS Summer 1

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1st April 2021

RSE Curriculum Parent Meetings - Reception

In the Summer term we will be delivering lessons that form part of our Relationships an Sex education curriculum. These lessons are carefully planned and we follow a well-known scheme of work written by staff at The Christopher Winter Project.

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25th March 2021

Reception Highlights 2020-2021

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