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!

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...

Reception Visit to Kirkley Hall

A big thank you to everyone who kept their fingers crossed for good weather today because it worked; it was sunny but not too hot for our very first school trip to Kirkley Hall Zoo! We had a fantastic day: from a sing-song on the bus, a guided tour of the zoo, a walk...

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...

Easter Bunny Comes Early to Clover Hill

Rota Kids organised a Easter quiz for the children of Clover Hill to complete so they stood a chance of winning a Easter egg. Many thanks to the Rotary Club of Blaydon, Whickham and Ryton for kindly donating 225 Small Easter treats and 7 large Easter eggs. A big...

The Easter Bunny visits Reception!

Reception class could not believe it when we found a letter from the Easter Bunny this afternoon!  After reading the letter we discovered that in order to find a treat we had to follow a set of clues around school!  We were fantastic at reading and following the clues...

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...

Gymnastics Club

Children from Reception, Year One and Year Two join together each Tuesday for gym club.  We have been working hard to stretch our bodies into different shapes, we have also been balancing, rolling and working on the benches and beam!  

Chinese New Year

Reception class enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year including how and why it is celebrated.  We enjoyed writing about the emperor and why the years are named after different animals.  We used the lucky colours of red and gold in our maths activities, enjoyed...

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