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!

Delicious porridge!

As part of our work on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Reception made porridge this week. Everyone had a try and most of us thought it was delicious!  

Spring Term ‘After School Clubs’

  Clover Hill After School Activities Spring Term 2012   The following after school activities will be running over the next term.  All activities  will start the week beginning Monday 9th January and will run for ten weeks until the week beginning Monday 19th March...

Owl visit

Reception had a lovely start to their topic on owls with a visit from Ray and his birds of prey. The birds all usually live at the Kielder birds of prey sanctuary but Ray kindly brought them all the way to Clover Hill for the children to see. Ray explained all about...

Sharing stories

Year 1 children have been working really hard on writing their own versions of the story 'Old Bear'. Reception had a lovely treat this week when Year 1 came to read their stories to them.

Autumn walk

Reception had a lovely Autumn walk in the woods today. We collected lots of leaves and acorns for our classroom display. The children's favourite part of the walk was stomping through the lovely mud!  

Enjoying school lunch together

Reception parents and grandparents were invited into school this week to enjoy school lunch with the children. The children really enjoyed having special visitors at lunch time and could show the adults what our lunchtime routines are. The adults really enjoyed...

The Enormous Turnip

Reception have been learning all about healthy eating. This week we read the story of 'The Enormous Turnip' and Nick the chef came into school to cook with the children. The children were transformed into little chefs and made delicious turnip soup!  ...

Clover Hill’s Wild West Bonanza Extravaganza!!

It has to be said, Clover Hill's School Association know how to throw a great party! Our Summer fayre this year was based upon a 'Wild West' theme and the members of the School Association worked their socks off to make it a fayre to be remembered!!!    ...

‘Around the World’ day

On Friday, Clover Hill hosted their second 'Around the World' day.  Last year's event was such a success, we thought we would pack our suitcases, hop aboard a plane and fly off to pastures new!   There were many different countries to visit:  The...

Going on a bear hunt

Reception had a great time when they went on a bear hunt this week! They all brought their own bear to help with the search and rounded the morning off with a teddy bears' picnic.      

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