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!

Kielder Birds of Prey visit Reception

Reception class were very lucky to be visited by Mr. Lowdon from The Kielder Birds of Prey Centre.  We had a fascinating time finding out about lots of different types of owls.  We even wore a special glove and held one of the owls!  We have been following up our...

Environmental Artists!

Today's theme for Fresh Air Friday was Environmental Art. We looked at some examples of pictures and patterns made from natural materials and then got wrapped up to head outside and make our own. We worked in pairs to decide what we wanted to create and then set off...

Phonics Workshops

This has been a very busy and exciting week for our Reception children and their grown-ups because we have opened the classroom door and invited our parents (and uncles and baby brothers!) into school to join us for the first hour of the day. Our visitors have seen...

Children in Need

Today, all the boys and girls at Clover Hill came to school wearing Pudsey Bear t-shirts and ears for Children in Need day along with a donation for the charity. Some very industrious people made Pudsey Bear collages with crepe paper and were very proud of the...

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...

Our First Week at School

What a fabulous start we have made to our first year at Clover Hill! Everyone has come into school from the main yard without their grown up each morning and  managed to look after their belongings independently. We have been sitting on the carpet for register,...

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...

If you go down to Clover Hill today…

...you're sure of a great time! As a special treat in recognition of a superb effort in our Welcome to Reception Class Assembly last Friday, the youngest boys and girls at Clover Hill had a teddy bears' picnic today. Our teddies were guests of honour in class and...

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