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Donaldson Class, Reception

Welcome to Donaldson Class, Reception


Who's who?

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Mrs Bridges      Mrs Roberts       Miss Manchip

EYFS Curriculum Intent

Our EYFS intent is to build on the knowledge and experiences children bring with them as they begin their school journey.
To inspire curiosity through experience based learning.
To act as the launch pad for aspirational learning ambitions through challenges and questioning.
To establish the habits for aquiring the knowledge, skills and values to thrive academically and socially through secure relationships and routines,
and to nurture the self-belief needed to embrace their future lives with confidence as God intended them to, through reflective practice and familiarity with our school values

General Information 


PE day: Monday 

Please wear weather appropriate PE kit to school  on Mondays. 


Decodable reading books: books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday.

Please try to read every night. Please write in the reading record the page number read to. If you have not finished a book, we will send the book home again. 


Please ensure books are in school every day as the staff, and reading volunteers, read with the children at any available opportunities.


Library time - Non-decodable reading books: Friday 

The children will have an opportunity to pick a book from the book corner to bring home every Friday. This is a non-decodable book, not matched to the children's reading level. This book is to promote reading for pleasure and give the children opportunity to choose their own book. Please read this book with your child and allow them to share and enjoy. It is not intended for the child to read this independently.

Our Days in Donaldson Class

Please find below an example timetable for our week. This should give an idea of the structure of the days and lessons being covered throughout a typical week, however please note that the days on which specific sessions take place change extremely frequently.


During 'Learning Play' the adults are interacting with the children; scaffolding play and learning through modelling and questioning, conducting small group work, individual reads and interventions, and recording observations of learning and development. 

Curriculum Information 


Please find our curriculum map outlining the areas of learning we are covering in each half term. For further subject information and policies, please visit the curriculum pages. 

Knowledge Organisers 

Please find below the knowledge organisers that support our learning each half term. Paper copies are also sent home in book bags at the beginning of each half term.



Reading in Donaldson Class 

Please find below some of the books we have been enjoying in ~Donaldson Class this half term.

Autumn 1 - All about me, families & people who help us

Autumn 2 - Transport

Spring 1 - Space

Spring 2 - growing and changing

Summer 1 Kings and Queens

Summer 2 - Stories from the past

Supporting your Child in Reception

Please see below some strategies for helping your child in Reception. You will also find further information in the curriculum pages. 


  • Please try to listen to your child read every night - just a page or two will make a big difference. Remind them to 'say the sounds and read the words' and reread sentences to build up fluency and confidence. 
  • Share and discuss knowledge organisers. Practice key vocabulary and talk about learning. 
  • Visit LetterJoin to practice forming letters and watch letter formation videos.


  • Practice doing and undoing fixings on clothes and shoes - can your child take their own jumper off and put it on? Do they know where to look for their name label? can they buckle or lace their shoes?



Welcome to Donaldson Class!