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!

Best Buddies!

At Clover Hill, we are lucky to have the most sensible and caring Year 6 children who look after us so well during our first weeks at school. Our buddies help us during our first playtimes and lunchtimes and, over the year, become some of our very best friends. Here...

Settling in to School – week one

Well, what a super start to life at Clover Hill! These children have settled in so quickly and are already learning our school rules and routines as well as making great new friends. Here are some photographs of our first week together. Just look at the happy faces...

The Easter Bunny Visits Clover Hill!

Imagine our surprise this morning when we discovered that the chocolate eggs that Alfie kindly brought in for us all had all disappeared! We came into the classroom after lunch to find a letter from the Easter Bunny saying she had taken the eggs and added some of her...

There’s Wally….and there…and there!

We have had a great day celebrating World Book Day! It started by going into the hall to see all the rest of the school  in their costumes; there was lots of red and white! After playtime, our buddies came down to share some stories with us and then, after lunch, we...

Chinese New Year

Reception class enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year.  We looked at the Chinese New Year story and found out how the animals of the Chinese Zodiac decided who would have which year named after them, we discovered that 2017 is the year of the rooster .  We talked...

Delightful Disney!

Reception, Year One, Year Two and Year Three enjoyed a fantastic music workshop led by the musicians from Gateshead's  music team.  We joined in with many familiar songs from a range of Disney films from the early days of Snow White to the more recent hits from...

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