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

Tomorrow 08:45 Nursery and Reception Progress Party

Tomorrow 08:45 Reception Handwriting Session

30/03 09:15 Reception trip. Both classes will visit Little Angels Theatre

19/04 08:45 Reception Handwriting Session

24/04 08:45 Nursery and Reception Story Morning Sessions

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
  • 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 Highlights