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!

Our First Fresh Air Friday of 2018!

We all missed Fresh Air Friday in the run up to the Christmas holidays so everyone was very excited to get back into it today. We decided to stay near to school today and take advantage of our beautiful school grounds. We started off at the willow tunnel and spotted a...

Our fantastic Christmas party!

Reception class enjoyed a fantastic Christmas party, we played games, sang songs and even had a visit from Santa!  We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Christmas Lunch with our Buddies!

On Friday, we came to school wearing our Christmas jumpers because it was Christmas Lunch Day. We all looked very festive as we headed into the hall to discover that the dessert trolley has been transformed once again, this time with a Christmas theme. We lined up...

Reception Love Owls!

Reception have thoroughly enjoyed our recent work on owls! We had a fabulous visit from Mr. Lowdon and the Kielder Birds of Prey where we found out lots of facts; we enjoyed writing about what we had learned. We have read lots of stories about owls and other woodland...

Clover Hill Helpers

When she heard about all the jobs that Mr Dalgleish has to do to keep Clover Hill clean and tidy, Lois suggested that we could help by sweeping up the leaves this afternoon. We were dressed up warm ready for Fresh Air Friday so got straight to work. All the teachers...

Mobilo Mystery!

The boys and girls in Reception love to play with the Mobilo and use it to create the most ingenious models and structures. It is a firm favourite and used all day, every day and so you can imagine our horror when we discovered that it was missing! All day on...

We are the Gruffalo Hunters!

Today, Reception class read the story of The Gruffalo and decided to head into woods in search of the Gruffalo himself! We had just arrived at the entrance to the woods when we spotted a letter for us from the mouse. He told us to look out for characters from the...

Happy Birthday Clover Hill!

Reception Class have had a super day celebrating Clover Hill's 40th birthday!  We enjoyed a school parade and a delicious party lunch followed by birthday cake!

Kielder Birds of Prey visit Reception!

We enjoyed an amazing visit from Mr. Lowdon and the Kielder Birds of Prey.  Four owls visited us and we were able to share what we already knew about owls and were also able to learn lots of new facts!  We touched the owls and even held one of them; however we are...

Reception Class Library Visit

Reception class enjoyed a visit from Gateshead's Library Service. We talked about our own favourite stories and listened beautifully to the story of "The Bumble Bear". We even got our own copy of the story to take home!  ...

Happy 40th Birthday Clover Hill

Today was Clover Hill's birthday party and we all dressed up especially for the occasion! We had punks, hippies, and disco divas and let's not forget that Chewbacca and Wonder Woman also made an appearance. Thank you to everyone for helping the children to look...

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