Reception

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!

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...

Looking for signs of Autumn

We have had fun this week looking around our conservation area for signs of Autumn. We even found a frog! We collected leaves to make patterns and prints.                

Healthy eating in Reception

In Reception we have been thinking about all the food that is good for us. We made healthy pizza, bread and vegetable soup.         .

Information for parents

The following documents will give you some basic information about the Reception curriculum and also about what we will be covering during the first half of the Autumn term . Please don't hesitate to come in and see us if you have any questions or queries.   Aut...

Bike It Breakfast!!!

  We had such a lovely morning with our Bike It officer, Mark.  We all cycled or scooted to school with our adults and then sat down to a magnificent feast of pain au chocolat, flapjacks, cereal bars, cheese, yoghurts, melon, apple, fruit juice and hot buttered...

Reading Week in Reception

Reception had great fun in Reading Week. We all became authors and illustrators when we wrote stories set in the Arctic. Nick the Chef visited us to read 'The tiger who came to tea' and we had story time in some unusual places such as the outdoor classroom and in Year...

Dragon dances!

Continuing our work on Chinese New Year, Reception made up their own dragon dances in PE. The children dressed up in a fantastic dragon costume and moved to different music.    

Healthy Teeth

Reception had a visit from a dental nurse this week. She talked to us about what we should and shouldn't eat to keep our teeth healthy and how to brush teeth correctly. The children really enjoyed dressing up as a dentist.

Happy Chinese New Year!

As it is Chinese New Year next week, Reception are learning about customs and traditions in China. We cooked and served Chinese food in our restaurant, wrote menus and even tried eating with chopsticks!

Christmas Nativity Photographs 2011

Look at our wonderful Nativity photographs. Our children were amazing and looked fantastic in their costumes. I hope everyone enjoyed the production.                     ...

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