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 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...

Kielder owls visit Reception

Reception class had a wonderful visit from Mr. Lowdon from the Kielder Birds of Prey Centre. Mr. Lowdon brought three beautiful owls to visit us, Whisper, Willow and Rambo.  We found out lots of interesting facts about owls, we stroked the owls and were able to wear a...

Road Safety

Reception class listened carefully to some very important messages about how to stay safe when crossing the road.  We talked about where the safest places to cross are and also about the people who can help us cross the road.  We talked about what we should do every...

Y6 Best Buddies

Our new reception class have settled into school life so well. Our Y6 class have to take some of the credit for this as every playtime and lunchtime each child in reception has been looked after by their Y6 buddy! The pair of friends first meet during the taster days...

Spook-tastic Times in Reception!

On Thursday, Reception joined the rest of Clover Hill for our very first school disco. Everyone dressed up in spooky costumes and boogied the night away. A great end to our first half term at school. A big thank you to the PTA for organising our Halloween Disco!

A super start to Reception!

We are delighted with how beautifully everyone has settled into Reception class!  We cannot believe we are at the end of our first half term already.  We have been very busy getting to know new friends and getting used to our new routines!  We have been involved in...

Delicious vegetable soup!

After reading the story of "The Enormous Turnip" and preparing for our harvest festival; Reception class decided to make some delicious vegetable soup!  We added lots of tasty vegetables to our soup and when it was ready we all tasted it!  It was absolutely delicious!

We love to read!

Reception class had a special visitor from Whickham Library this morning. Maria came to talk to us about all the lovely activities that take place in the library.  We enjoyed talking about our favourite stories and listened to a super story that had a very unexpected...

Reception Explorers!

Reception class thoroughly enjoyed exploring our school grounds this morning!  We were looking for signs of autumn and how our school grounds are changing with the new season.  We had lots of fun collecting and sorting leaves and using our senses to explore the plants...

Reception – Literacy meeting

Please click on the link to find a copy of the handout that was given out at our recent literacy meeting which looked at how we encourage and teach reading and writing in Reception class. Literacy meeting handout

End of term picnic!

            The last day of term has arrived and we decided to celebrate all our achievements with a whole school picnic! The sun came out and the food was delicious! Thanks to the kitchen staff and lunchtime supervisors for all your hard...

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