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!

Outdoor Maths Challenge!

Over the last few weeks, in Fresh Air Friday, the children in Reception have been learning about trees. We have learned the names for the parts of a tree and the important role that each part of a tree plays in keeping it healthy. We have taken bark rubbings and...

Our First Fresh Air Friday!

The day of our first Fresh Air Friday finally dawned and all the children and grown ups in Reception class were very excited! We all came to school in warm, comfortable clothes and spent lots of the day outside. Our focus for today was Trees and we learned all about...

Lunch Time for the First Time

This was a day that was much anticipated in Reception class....our first school lunch! Earlier in the week, everyone looked at the menu and made their choices ready for today. Then, at 11.45, we washed our hands, put our lunch bands on our wrists ready for our Buddies...

Best Buddies!

One of the best ways to see how amazing the children are at Clover Hill and how well they look out for and care for each other is to watch our Year Six Buddies at work. Each year, we are so impressed when we see our oldest children welcoming and supporting our...

Bye Bye Buddies

Today, our fabulous Year Six buddies had their last day at Clover Hill before setting off on their secondary school adventures. They have been a fantastic support to our Reception children during their first year at school and some firm friendships have been made...

A Royal Picnic!

This morning, the children spent time making Union Jack crowns ready for lunchtime and our Clover Hill Royal Picnic in celebration of tomorrow's wedding. At twelve o'clock, we went to the hall and collected our picnics from Miss Gordon and the ladies in the kitchen...

Bye-Bye Butterflies!

We have all gone a little butterfly and caterpillar crazy in Reception over the last few weeks! It started when the postman brought us a pot with tiny caterpillars in. Inside, there was all the food they would need to grow big....and they did, indeed grow big! We...

Mayor Visit for RotaKids Charter Presentation

Today the children of Clover Hill were very lucky to have lots of visitors in school. Not only did we have school Governors, Mr Stroud and Cllr Ord, we also had The Mayor of Gateshead (Pauline Dillon), Len Burns (the District President of the Rotary Club), Elaine...

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