YR Donaldson Class


Welcome to Donaldson class (Reception)

In our reception class the children have access to a rich learning environment which provides them with the opportunities and conditions in which to flourish in all aspects of their development.

Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others which values children’s efforts, interests and purposes as instrumental to successful learning.

The children learn by leading their own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by adults. There is an ongoing judgement about the balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults. As the children grow older, and as their development allows, it is expected that the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults, to help children prepare for more formal learning, ready for Year 1.

Class Teacher – Miss Robinson

Teaching Assistant – Mrs McManus