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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 (Scotland), Miss Fisher (Northern Ireland) and Mrs Bradshaw (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 English and Maths skills. During Reception we will be learning through the exciting themes of Our Community, Colour and Light, Habitats, Growing, Dinosaurs and Transport! 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 ‘Our community’ and ‘Colour and Light’. As part of our topics we will be learning about our community, who lives in our community and who helps us in our community, how we are a part of our community and why it is important to help our community. During colour and light we will be learning different colours and how colour and light are used to celebrate many festivals that happen at this time of year, and how they are celebrated by a range of different cultures and ethnicities. We look at how colour and light can be changes and what happens when light is present or absent.


During the Spring term we will be learning about ‘Habitats,’ where we will learn about a vast range of animals and the places that the live, how they survive, why they need a particular habitat and other amazing facts about them. They may even come to visit us! We will also learn about ‘growing’ during the spring term where we will learn about how different types of living things, such as humans, plants and animals grow and how we are all different.


During the Summer term we will learn about ‘Dinosaurs,’ when and where they lived, how we know they lived, types of fossils and where they are found. We may even meet some and dig for fossils!! We will also learn all about ‘Transport,’ including types of transport, where we travel to on transport and why it is needed.


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: