Teachers: Mrs Gamble, Mrs Farnaby; Nursery Nurse: Mrs. Burns
Children in Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We build on skills acquired in nursery and work towards Early Learning Goals.

The curriculum is broken down into three prime areas of learning

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

And four specific areas of learning

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

We aim to help your child develop their knowledge and understanding in a variety of fun and practical ways. Favourite topics include “Space”, “Around the World”, “Night and Day” and “Mini beasts” to name a few! We also encourage our children to lead their learning by planning in additional activities that follow children’s current interests.

Every Friday, the children in Reception come into school out of uniform and in warm, comfortable clothes ready to spend most of their time outside. We take part in lots of fun learning activities in our Reception outdoor area and in our beautiful school grounds. Sometimes, we even go for a walk in the nearby woods!

Fresh Air Friday is very much a favourite part of the week in Reception at Clover Hill! We hope our class page gives you a flavour of life in Reception Class at Clover Hill!


Reception have been reading a number of stories about nocturnal animals, we have also enjoyed lots of different activities across all areas of learning.  We have counted, added and weighed a range of nocturnal animals.  We have written about them and made up our own...

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...

Lunch Time for the First Time

This was a day that was much anticipated in Reception class....our first school lunch! Earlier in the week, everyone looked at the menu and made their choices ready for today. Then, at 11.45, we washed our hands, put our lunch bands on our wrists ready for our Buddies...

Best Buddies!

One of the best ways to see how amazing the children are at Clover Hill and how well they look out for and care for each other is to watch our Year Six Buddies at work. Each year, we are so impressed when we see our oldest children welcoming and supporting our...

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