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Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to Reception


Reception is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as The United Kingdom! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Reception exciting and memorable. Our teachers are Mrs Johns (Northern Ireland), Miss Burell (Scotland) and Miss Fisher (Wales). We also have a number of other adults who help us learn, make progress and be the best that we can be.


Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our Literacy and Numeracy skills. During Reception we will be learning through the exciting themes of ourselves and our community, colour and light, animals and their habitats, growing, dinosaurs and under the sea! At the start of each new topic we have an entry point activity which helps us to get involved in the new theme and motivated to learn. At the end of each topic we have an Exit Point where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.


During the Autumn term, we learn about ‘Ourselves and Our Community’ and ‘Colour and Light’. As part of our topics we will be learning about the things that make us unique, people who help us in our community, how to keep our bodies healthy and our emotions. During colour and light we will be learning about many festivals that happen at this time of ear and how we use colour and light to celebrate them.


During the Spring term we will be learning about ‘Animals and their Habitats,’ where we will learn about a vast range of animals and the places that the live, how they survive and other amazing facts about them. They my even come to visit us! We will also learn about ‘Growing’ during the spring term which will include how humans, animals and plants grow and what they require to make them grow.


During the Summer term we will learn about ‘Dinosaurs!’ When and where they existed, different types of dinosaurs, the way that they moved and what happened to them! We may even meet a T-Rex! We will also learn all about creature that live ‘Under the Sea,’ what they look like, how they move, what they eat and how big they are.


During the year we will have lots of other exciting events… keep checking the website and letters home for further information.


All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Reception and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us in Year 1!


Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: