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!

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.      

On your marks.. Get set…. GO!!!!!!

The sun was shining on Friday morning when the staff and children  (and some brave parents) took part in our very own 'Race for Life' within the school grounds. KS1 set off first, aiming to complete 3 laps of the circuit which is 1 mile (as measured out by our Year...

Reading together

Reception and Year 4 both enjoyed a shared reading sesssion this week. Year 4 have been making their own pop up books and decided it would be nice to write stories suitable for Reception. Reception loved listening to the stories and looking at the clever pop up...

Fun at the farm!

Reception had a fantastic day out at Whitehouse farm last week. The weather was beautiful and the children really enjoyed all the activities on offer. We went on a tractor ride, fed lambs and goats, had fun in the playground and handled snakes and lizards! 

Reception’s Chinese restaurant

As part of our work on Chinese New Year, Reception set up their own Chinese restaurant. All the children took turns at being both the customers and the waiters and waitresses, taking orders and serving up food. On the menu were prawn crackers, rice, noodles and...

Disney Music Workshop

All our classes participated in a fantastic music workshop when Gateshead's music team visited Clover Hill.  The workshop focussed on the music of Disney and we found out about the musicians and songwriters behind many famous films from the early "Tin Pan" era of...

Reception meet some rainforest inhabitants!

Reception class thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Zoolab and met several creatures that live in the rainforest.  We talked about where the rainforests are, what you can see there and what the weather is like.  We touched and some of us even held; a rather...

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