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!

French Day!

In order to finish our Around the World topic in style, we had a French Day in Reception today. All children and teachers came to school dressed in the colours of the french flag: red, white and blue and set off on Clover Hill airlines to Paris. We had to check in at...

Handa’s Surprise

Reception class are currently engaged in our "Around the World" topic and read the story of "Handa's Surprise". We have been engaged in a variety of activities including tasting fruit, writing new parts for the story, retelling and acting out the story, finding out...

Blast off into space!

Reception class thoroughly enjoyed our topic on space!  We discovered so many amazing facts about the planets in our solar system and even wrote emails from space!  We have two super displays in school that we hope you can look at the next time you are in school. ...

Our fantastic Christmas party!

Reception class enjoyed a fantastic Christmas party, we played games, sang songs and even had a visit from Santa!  We all thoroughly enjoyed...

Christmas Lunch with our Buddies!

On Friday, we came to school wearing our Christmas jumpers because it was Christmas Lunch Day. We all looked very festive as we headed into the hall to discover that the dessert trolley has been transformed once again, this time with a Christmas theme. We lined up...

Reception Love Owls!

Reception have thoroughly enjoyed our recent work on owls! We had a fabulous visit from Mr. Lowdon and the Kielder Birds of Prey where we found out lots of facts; we enjoyed writing about what we had learned. We have read lots of stories about owls and other woodland...

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