Eco School

Clover Hill Primary School is proud to fly the prestigious ‘Eco-schools Green Flag’ awarded to us in April 2014, for the third consecutive year for our commitment to becoming a sustainable school.

We have a dedicated Eco-schools team consisting of Governors, staff and children who work hard all year round looking at ways of looking after our environment.

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Fresh Air Friday – Bird Watching!

Today, we have been doing a bit of bird spotting in Reception. We spent time in class at the start of the day talking about the birds we knew and learning some new interesting facts about some British birds. Then we got into partners and, armed with clipboards and...

Thank you Poundland!!

Mrs Butler and Mrs Holden were invited along with other local schools to go to Poundland at Kingston Park to choose  a range of Christmas products and accessories FOR FREE!!!!!! These items were classed as 'old stock' and Poundland had been instructed to 'get rid' of...

Fresh Air Friday – Hibernation

Today's theme for Fresh Air Friday was 'Hibernation' and we started the day with a story about Hattie the Hedgehog getting ready for her long winter sleep. We talked about the different animals that hibernate and then, after lunch, we wrapped up warm ready to go...

Environmental Artists!

Today's theme for Fresh Air Friday was Environmental Art. We looked at some examples of pictures and patterns made from natural materials and then got wrapped up to head outside and make our own. We worked in pairs to decide what we wanted to create and then set off...

Outdoor Maths Challenge!

Over the last few weeks, in Fresh Air Friday, the children in Reception have been learning about trees. We have learned the names for the parts of a tree and the important role that each part of a tree plays in keeping it healthy. We have taken bark rubbings and...

Our First Fresh Air Friday!

The day of our first Fresh Air Friday finally dawned and all the children and grown ups in Reception class were very excited! We all came to school in warm, comfortable clothes and spent lots of the day outside. Our focus for today was Trees and we learned all about...

Clover Hill Helpers

When she heard about all the jobs that Mr Dalgleish has to do to keep Clover Hill clean and tidy, Lois suggested that we could help by sweeping up the leaves this afternoon. We were dressed up warm ready for Fresh Air Friday so got straight to work. All the teachers...

Fresh Air Friday arrives at last!

Well, after weeks of waiting, the day of our very first Fresh Air Friday arrived and we were all very excited! We knew that our grown-ups were coming in for lunch too so today was going to be even more special! First, we put our coats and wellies on and went for a...

Wonderful Memories and Special Thanks

More glimpses of our action packed time away at Gibside. Thank you Year 5 for a fabulous experience - lots of fun, laughter and excitement!  Special thanks to Miss Robson for all of the planning and organising and to Mrs Earl for all of her help and support....

Tree Classifying in Year 1

This half term, in Science we have been learning all about plants. Yesterday, went out to explore the types of trees in our school grounds. We first identified the deciduous and evergreen trees around our school field. Then, we looked at the deciduous trees in our...

If you go down to the woods today…

There was much excitement in Reception today because it was the day of our Teddy Bears' Picnic. The snowy weather didn't dampen our spirits and we set straight off into the woods after the morning register. We decided to have our picnic back at school but wanted to...

Fresh Air Friday!

In Reception, we really look forward to Fridays because we come to school in old, warm clothes and spend a large part of the day outside. Here are some photographs of us in the local woods; if you look carefully, you might spot the Gruffalo letter we found during our...

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