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!

Book Day Fun!

Reception had great fun on World Book Day. We all dressed up as book characters and made a special class book containing all our photographs. Mrs Rogerson came to visit us from Year 3 and read us a special story.  

Happy Chinese New Year!

Reception celebrated Chinese New Year in their own Chinese restaurant. The children cooked and served Chinese food to a friend before swapping roles and sampling the delicious menu. Everyone enjoyed eating prawn crackers, noodles, rice and fortune cookies.  ...

Lights, camera , action!

Reception had a really enjoyable morning at Heworth CLC. We were shown how to use video cameras and we recorded songs on microphones. We used ipads to create special effects and went into a recording studio to record songs which were then shown on television screens...

Fairytale fun

In Reception we have started our topic of fairytales with lots of activities related to 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' including turning our role play area into the Three Bears cottage. We all made fairytale character sock puppets and had great fun making up stories...

YR and Y2 enjoy reading together

Reception and Year 2 recently worked together to improve their reading. Year 2 practised their storytelling voices by reading aloud. Reception were using their fantastic phonics skills to break down new words while Year 2 listened and helped them when they needed a...

Sleeping Beauty

The whole school really entered into the Christmas spirit when we started the week with a fantastic performance of "Sleeping Beauty".  The children all throughly enjoyed the pantomime and had great fun singing along, cheering for our hero and booing the wicked witch! ...

Party time!

    Reception, Year 1 and 2 had a brilliant Christmas Party. We played games and had a lovely party tea. At the end of a party we all had a great surprise when Santa came to visit us!  

Prickly Hay!

Foundation Stage and Key Stage One prouldy presented our Christmas show "Prickly Hay" to packed out audiences this week!  The story of Prickly Hay centred on Sam the stable boy and his friend Shrew whose job it was to clean out a stable in Bethlehem for some very...

Stories with Adam Bushnell

Reception, Year One and Year Two enjoyed a fantastic storytelling workshop with Adam Bushnell!  We found out all about Vikings and we were able to try on and handle some amazing Viking artefacts!  We listened to and joined in with Adam's wonderful stories which...

Reception parents enjoy a school lunch!

Today, our reception class parents came into school and enjoyed a school lunch with their child. Bacon in a wholemeal roll, chips and salad, a Mediterranean pasta dish or a jacket potato with various fillings were the choices on offer.  This was followed by a homemade...

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