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’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...

Happy Birthday!

Today is Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday and the boys and girls in Reception are very excited. We have made cone characters of the Queen and each made a Union Jack flag to wave at home. Happy Birthday! . 

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...

Best buddies

What a lovely surprise for Nathan, when Harry came up to Year 6 from Reception class to give his buddy an Easter chocolate treat to say 'thank you' for looking after him this year! So thoughtful and lovely to see that our Year 6 buddies make such a difference to the...

World Book Day Buddies

What a day we have had in Reception! Not only has it been our Mother's Day class assembly but it was also World Book Day. Our day started with a story about a smiley shark from Mrs Tate and then Mrs Burns disappeared with Year 6 until lunchtime. We found out what they...

World Book Day in Y6

What a busy day we've had!  Firstly, Mrs Farnaby came and read to us an amazing non fiction text about people surviving in extreme conditions, which fitted perfectly with our topic 'our extreme world'.  Then Mrs Burns worked with us, helping us make fantasy...

The Sword in the Stone

The whole school had a wonderful start to our day this morning!  We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Image Musical Theatre who performed the mystical story of 'The Sword in the Stone'.  The story follows the life of Arthur who is destined to become King....

Fun in the snow!

There was much excitement in Reception today because it snowed! We made snowmen and snow girls and even made snow pie in our mud kitchen! Please have a look at our photographs.  

Reception’s Christmas Lunch!

There was much excitement in Reception today because we came to school wearing our Christmas jumpers ready for our Christmas lunch. We sat at beautifully decorated tables, pulled crackers and listened to Christmas music whilst tucking into a delicious lunch! We...

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