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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Reception’s Visit to Kirkley Hall

The day finally arrived and Reception set off on our very first school trip. The weather was perfect; warm and dry but not too sunny. After register, we got on the bus and set off. Mrs Gamble met us at Kirkley Hall and we also met John and his team of animal handlers....

Into the Woods

Today, Reception came to school in warm, comfortable clothes and wellies ready to head into the woods for a minibeast hunt. We got into pairs and followed Mrs Burns up the hill and into the woods. We really enjoyed ourselves and founds lots of creatures. Mrs Farnaby...

Minibeast Hunters!

The boys and girls in Reception are loving our topic about Minibeasts. We have shared the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and What the Ladybird Heard and taken part in lots of fun activities to follow them up. Last Thursday, we went into our school conservation...

Year 1 have a visit from Orca

Today, in Year 1, we had a visit from Rachael from Orca, the whale and dolphin charity. Rachael told us all about the different species of whales and dolphins and how we can identify them in our nearest sea, the North Sea. We found out so many amazing facts and even...

Reception Hard at Work!

Today, all of the teachers, boys and girls in Reception had a big breakfast and came into school dressed in old, warm, comfortable clothes ready for some hard work. We spent most of the morning cleaning and sorting our outdoor area ready for some big improvements over...

Exploring Gibside

KS2 had a fantastic day exploring GIbside. We began the day with an orienteering task, using our fantastic map skills to find a number of clues. After lunch in the marquee, Years 3 and 4 headed off to the forest area on a scavenger hunt. We also created some amazing...

KS1 environment day 2014: Y1 Activity 1

Conservation Area fun!! We've been leaf hunting and bug spotting in our conservation area. We saw ants, centipedes, spiders and ladybirds!! There were mole hills on the field, rabbit poo on the grass and Mrs Holden saw a grey squirrel last month munching on a piece of...

The Green Flag flies again!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the ECO SCHOOL's prestigious Green Flag for the third time in a row.  The assessor visited our school last Friday, looked through our evidence, spoke at length with the School Grounds Team and inspected our school...

SCHOOL GROUNDS TEAM LEADERS – ANNOUNCED!!!

Dear Romay, Lewis, Scott, Ellie S, Megan and Marnie. Thank you for your recent application. Your letter was well written and shows you have a keen interest in improving our school grounds. We are delighted to offer you the position of Team Leader for the Schools...

WANTED: School Grounds Team Leaders

ATTENTION Year 6!!! I am looking to set up and establish a new task group at Clover Hill. The School Grounds Team (SGT) will assist Mr Bannister and look after our school and grounds. The main jobs that need to be carried out are: - Watering the plants in the raised...

Year 5 Gibside Residential

Year 5 have just returned from an amazing residential at Gibside- National Trust. They have seen some amazing wildlife, worked on problem solving skills, fire making, shelter building, low rope challenges, serious orienteering- walking for miles and miles! A super and...

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