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Happy Summer Holiday from everyone at Clockhouse Primary School. Thank you also for your lovely words and gifts!

Foundation Stage 2

Welcome to Reception


Clockhouse Reception is a happy, vibrant place to learn where children are encouraged to learn new things each day by exploring the wide range of exciting provisions that are available to them.


We have 90 children spread across 3 Reception classrooms. Currently our teachers include Mrs Olivier, Miss Fisher and Miss Burrell. Each Class also has a teaching assistant who are Mrs Jackson, Miss Wilton and Mrs Hickson.


Throughout each day our children have access to each other’s classrooms, which all contain different role play areas that have been thoughtfully created to maximise learning opportunities. Our children are also able to explore our extensive outdoor environment all year round, where activities are planned carefully to meet the learning needs and interests of all children.


Our children also learn through exciting research themes which change each half term and include topics such as ‘What do we know about transport?’, ‘What do we know about celebrations?’ and ‘What wild animals live in our environment?’


Each week the children participate in special learning challenges which help them to discover the answers to some of the questions that interest them. Our learning challenges also help children to develop key skills while collaborating with others.


Our children also practise important skills during focused sessions, which include daily maths, phonics, circle time and story time sessions.


Throughout the year we enhance our provision by inviting special visitors in such as a ‘mobile zoo’, who brings with them a collection of animals which the children can touch. Pond dipping, exploring minibeasts and having the farm animals come to visit us are all activities that children may have the pleasure of participating in throughout the year.


Our parents have many opportunities throughout the year to visit our setting and participate in learning activities with their children.


We look forward to welcoming you.