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!

Clover Hill Calculators Success

  Four children from Year 4 took part in the "Times Up!" Times Tables Challenge today. They competed against a 14 other schools across the Gateshead Local Authority. There were 6 different challenges: Race to 100, Pick a Pair, It's a Puzzle, Just the Ticket, The...

Showing Fantastic Citizenship and Charity Work

These three Rotakids have two things in common. They have all been elected RotaKids in recent years and they have also generously grown their hair to be donated to the Little Princesss charity. Fantastic role models as school and at home!    

World Book Day!

We don't do things by half in Reception and today was no exception. As well as our super Space assembly this morning, we have also been celebrating World Book Day today. Everyone in our class came into school dressed either in blue or wearing the costume of a...

World Book Day – Booky Breakfast & Pancake Morning!

This morning, we had a fantastic turn out to celebrate World Book Day. We had some delicious breakfast and fantastic books to buy and share. Many thanks to our School Association for all their support in organising this fantastic event.

Reception class P.E.

Reception class had a fantastic P.E. session using the large apparatus.  We climbed, balanced, pulled, pushed, bounced and rolled!  Everyone was incredibly sensible moving carefully and thoughtfully; showing awareness for the other people around us and demonstrating a...

Our new log trail!

Reception class were very excited to see our brand new log trail that was installed over half term!  We all enjoyed climbing on the new equipment; lots of stretching and balancing required to complete the trail!  

Blast off into space!

Reception have thoroughly enjoyed our work on space!  We have been very busy finding out about the planets in our solar system and have been able to bring space into every area of learning!  We have completed space number games, written space facts, explored our very...

Chinese New Year

Reception class enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year.  We found out how people prepare for the new year and how it is celebrated.  We read the story of the Jade Emperor and discovered why each new year is named after an animal.  We wrote menus in our own...

Fresh Air Friday – Bird Watching!

Today, we have been doing a bit of bird spotting in Reception. We spent time in class at the start of the day talking about the birds we knew and learning some new interesting facts about some British birds. Then we got into partners and, armed with clipboards and...


Today, Mrs Farnaby's plans for Bird Watching in Fresh Air Friday had to be on hold for another day because we discovered that the snow that fell over night was just the right type for making snowmen! We headed straight outside after the register and had a great time...

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