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.
Upcoming Reception Events
09/12 09:15 EYFS Christmas singing assembly- Lower hall
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 will be holding bi-weekly open mornings. Please contact the school office to arrange your visit.
Reception Staff Team
Meet our Reception team:
Ms Erwin - Assistant Headteacher, EYFS Lead
Ms Ali - Browne Class Teacher
Ms England - Donaldson Class Teacher
Ms Harley - Nursery Education Officer
Ms Biney - Nursery Education Officer
Ms Ahmed - Teaching Assistant
Ms Downer- Teaching Assistant
Links with Parents and Carers
Partnership with parents and carers is vital.
For the first half of Autumn Term we will be focusing on ensuring that the children are happy and settled in their new classes.
From the second half of Autumn Term (after the half term holiday) we will be inviting parents and carers in for weekly drop in sessions, and half termly parent workshops.
You will receive a 'Parent Enagement Calendar' each half term.
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
The curriculum breaks down into four further areas of learning:
- 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.