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Belle Vale Community Primary School

'Learning Together, Being Our Best'

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Reception: Miss Nelson



Staff: Miss Nelson and Miss A. Burns

Spring 2 2021

Welcome back, it has been wonderful to return to school after the most recent lockdown! 

All of our children have settled back into Reception so well.

For the remainder of this half term, the children will be very busy continuing to learn lots of new things and experience a range of activities inside and outside. They will be learning all about ‘Spring’ and the changes around them. 
The children will be celebrating our own ‘Belle Vale Book Day’, Red Nose Day and Easter! 


If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate contact me via email -

Returning to School! March 2021

Belle Vale Book Day (11.3.21)

Red Nose Day Fun! (19.3.21)

Writer of the Week!



It is important your child is in school as much as possible in order to reach their full potential, however if your child is in any way ill or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, then they should not be in school. You must inform the school immediately if your child or anyone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive.




Children will be expected to wash their hands regularly throughout the school day for at least 20 seconds, including in the morning as they first enter the classroom. Please show your children how to wash their hands effectively and ensure they are aware of the importance of hand hygiene.


Things to bring to school

* Water bottle, which must go home each day

* Spare clothes in case of accidents (to be left in school)

*Warm, waterproof coat/ jacket

* Wellington Boots



We kindly ask families to keep encouraging the children to dress independently at home.  This will help the children on our Physical Education days when we change into our P.E. kits.



 Phonics Time

 We will continue to play lots of games to develop the skills needed to hear initial sounds in words and orally blend simple words such as dog, bin, matpin, map and dig. Please practise orally blending words at home.  Next, encourage your child to segment the sounds they can hear in simple words, this will help to prepare your child for writing.    

We use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics. 

 A new sound is taught every day and the children learn to recognise it, write it correctly and begin to read words containing it. The children work in small groups to develop and practise the skills they need.
You can also look at the website  It contains information and shows you how to pronounce sounds correctly.


Power Maths

 In addition to phonics time each day the children will enjoy teacher directed maths activities.  We teach our number skills through fun and interactive activities.  Children will become confident recognising, ordering numbers to 10/ 20 and ways to make different amounts.

You can help your child by practising lots of counting forwards and backwards.  Counting when you are out and about is really useful.  Count the conkers and leaves you find on your trip to the park.  Count how many seconds it takes to walk up the stairs.  Look at door numbers on the way home from school.  The list of opportunities is endless.  

Things to practise at home:

(Remember to keep the learning fun, writing in unusual places, counting when out and about.)

*Recognising own name
*Writing name independently using the correct letter formation
*Orally segmenting and blending simple three letter words, b-a-t,
* Counting to 20 forwards and backwards, starting from a variety of points
* Recognising the numbers 1 - 10




If you have any questions or need advice regarding your child's learning, please do contact me via email:

You can also keep up to date on Twitter: @MissNelsonBVP or @MissABurnsBVP

Forest School


All children in EYFS have access to Forest School sessions. Throughout the year children get the chance to spend time exploring and learning about the natural environment while developing new skills. We will be taking part in lots of fun activities including; den building, using tools safely and outdoor art!

Reception Home Learning

Welcome to the Reception Distance Learning section.

This section provides resources and links to aid your learning away from school.


Short Term Provision: If you are off school for a couple of days or self-isolating, you can access daily lessons from Oak National Academy and explore the other resources in this section!

You can also complete some activities from your home learning packs.


Longer Term Provision

In the event of a class or school closure, work set by your teacher can be found in the learning packs which have been sent home. Daily lessons and activities will be added to Seesaw for completion.