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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 Miss Wilson (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 transport, celebrations, wild animals, Once upon a time, minibeasts and holidays! 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 ‘Transport’ and ‘Celebrations’. As part of our topics we will be learning about the many types of transport around us, how they move and which services use them and why. During celebrations we will be learning about many festivals that happen at this time of year and how different cultures celebrate them, traditions that families follow and which celebrations are the children’s favourites!


During the Spring term we will be learning about ‘Wild animals’ 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 ‘Once upon a time’ during the spring term which will include learning new fairy stories, retelling them and acting them out and beginning to record them!


During the Summer term we will learn about ‘Minibeasts.’ Where they live, how they move, their names, how they camouflage and how they are all different! We may even get to hold some! We will also learn all about ‘holidays,’ the different environments and countries that we like to go on holiday, how we travel to our holidays, who we may meet their and how to keep safe on holiday.


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: