Welcome to Donaldson class! We are a class of Recpeption and Year 1 children and our team are Miss Richens, Mrs Beardsley, Mrs Sinnott and Mrs Edrich. Below is some information about our exciting year ahead.

To start the term we are delighted to be part of our whole school topic on Africa where we will learn about different animals, their habitats and the importance of conservation.

Our topics in the Spring term focus on chocolate and where it comes from followed by our theme on Space.

In the Summer term the children will have an opportunity to learn about ourselves and our bodies before ending the year with our topic on holidays.

At the start of each term we will email a more detailed description of your child's learning opportunities which are outlined in our Curriculum Letters.


In Reception, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This curriculum is based around the children's interests and is taught through a mixture of play based opportunities and adult led activities. We have a wonderful outside area for the children to access throughout the day as well as a playing field to explore. 

Though our online learning journal, Tapestry, you will be able to witness the incredible journey your child is making. We encourage you to add photos/ videos and comments on any other 'wow' moments your child makes outside of school. 

Year 1: 

The children who are in Year 1 in Donaldson and Dr Seuss class will come together to learn in maths, science as well as many other opportunities such as Forest school. We will build on their foundation of learning from last year, allowing them to continue to be inquisitive, independent and happy learners.

All children in Donaldson class will have specialist teaching in PE, music and Forest School each week. Please ensure the children have their PE kits in school as well as their wellies so we can enjoy our environment whatever the weather!

If you have any questions, our door is always open where you will be greeted with a friendly smile!

Please follow the link if you wish to see further information regarding the National Curriculum 2014 (year 1 children) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum and the EYFS (Reception children) https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2017/03/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf 

Parents of year 1 you can try the number bonds game to help at home - please follow the link Hit the Button​ 

Class Gallery



Victorian School Day.jpeg


Class Letters

Nut Allergy Letter.pdf
Extremism and Radicalisation Parent Leaflet.pdf
Charity Letter.pdf



Class Curriculum

Curriculum letter Donaldson and Dr Seuss Summer 1 2019 Artists.pdf