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!

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...

Delicious porridge!

Reception class have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we think Goldilocks might have visited one night as one morning we came in to a very untidy classroom!  We have had lots of fun completing lots of different activities including writing,...

If you go down to the woods today…

There was much excitement in Reception today because it was the day of our Teddy Bears' Picnic. The snowy weather didn't dampen our spirits and we set straight off into the woods after the morning register. We decided to have our picnic back at school but wanted to...

Christmas Party Time!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas party this afternoon! Lots of singing, dancing, party games, juice, cookies and even a very special person dropped in to visit...

Prickly Hay!

Reception all thoroughly enjoyed performing our Christmas show "Prickly Hay" along with Key Stage One!  We had lots of songs to sing and actions to learn!  We all sang beautifully and looked fantastic in our costumes!  Well done...

Christmas Lunch!

Today was our Christmas Lunch at Clover Hill and Miss Gordon and all of the dinner staff made a delicious meal for us. The hall was decorated and Christmas music was playing which made it extra special. Thank you Miss Gordon and all the ladies who help us at...

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