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Belle Vale Community Primary School

'Learning Together, Being Our Best'

Face coverings now need to be worn on school grounds. Thanks for cooperating. Please see the 'News and Events' section for COVID secure arrangements

Reception: Miss Nelson


Staff: Miss Nelson and Miss  A. Burns.


Welcome to our class page.  We are so excited to get back into school and welcome our children and families into Reception Class. Our class page is regularly updated with useful websites, pictures and information so please check back regularly. 


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

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


Transition Meetings


As we have had to alter our transition arrangements this year, all children are invited to attend with their parent/carer and meet with staff/ view environment etc and ask any questions and confirm start dates. You have all been sent a letter with the date/ time of your meeting. If you are unsure, please contact school to confirm.


Important Dates: 

Week commencing 7th September: Individual Parent/ Carer meetings.

Monday 14th September: Reception Intake A

Tuesday 15th September: Reception Intake B

Wednesday 16th September: Nursery return. 




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.


Autumn term 2020

There are lots of useful links, updates and information below. 

During the year we will keep you up to date with all our learning adventures, share our achievements and all of our news.


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



Over the coming weeks we will be having lots of fun getting to know each other and making new friends.  The staff will be helping the children to settle into their new class, we will learn where to hang our coats, where our water bottles go and we will become familiar with our class routines.  We will encourage the children to become independent learners, making decisions such as choosing where they would like to play.  Sometimes we chose to learn and play in our indoor classroom and sometimes we choose our outdoor classroom.  We will be practising putting on our waterproofs and wellington boots all by ourselves.   


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 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. 

 There will be parent information to follow to help you support your child with reading and writing in the next few weeks.
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



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!