Reception Donaldson Class



Reception class are named after the very successful author Julia Donaldson. We regular read her books in the classroom and use her quality texts as part of our english sessions. Our favourite stories are, 'The Gruffalo' and 'Stickman'

Miss Hampson and Miss Ratcliffe are the class teachers and Mrs Pathan, Miss Ahmed, Miss Ghanchi and Miss Nagavannan are supporting.

The best way to get in contact with us is through Class Dojo. Please ask if you need any support with this.


Miss Hampson-EYFS Lead


Miss Ratcliffe-Cross-EYFS Teacher

To support your child's learning in school please ensure they have: 

  •  Water bottle filled with plain water 
  • A coat 
  • Reading book and planner 
  • In the colder months please ensure children have hats, gloves, scarfs, etc.  
  • In the warmer months please ensure children have hats, sun cream, and plenty of water to drink.  

Expected PE Kit

School Day

8.50am - 3.05pm

Please make sure your children are dropped off and picked up on time.

Dinner and Snack Money needs to be paid on Fridays for the week after using the Parent Pay log in. 

Please do not send any money into school.

School Dinners - £12.35 per week

Snack Money -  £1 per week

If you need any help with your Parent Pay account, please go to the school office.

If you think you qualify for free school meals, please see Ms Voraji in the school office.

                                                     Reading Books

At Haslam Park, we value reading as we believe that reading supports your child to develop their language skills, improves comprehension and increases their vocabulary. Research has revealed that children who read on a regular basis, achieve greater in education. Therefore, we try to listen to children read as often as we can in school. 

We ask that parents read with their child for ten minutes each day. Parents are required to write a comment in the reading record provided so that we can work together to support your child to make progress with their reading. 

We sell reading bags for £2:50 at the school office to keep your reading books and homework books in. 


                                           Phonics Homework
Every Friday, your child will receive some phonics homework in their homework book. Please send the homework back each Wednesday so that we can add new homework. 

We will also be sharing the link to the interactive resource that we use as part of our daily phonics lessons so that you can support your child with their current learning.