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Belle Vale Community Primary School

'Learning Together, Being Our Best'

Welcome to our school website. We are a friendly, ambitious and inclusive school where children always come first. We hope you find all the information you require. Please contact the school office if you need further information or guidance.

Reception: Miss Nelson (RN)



RN Staff: Miss Nelson (Class Teacher/ EYFS Lead) and Miss J. Burns (Learning Support Assistant/ Breakfast Club Lead)

RB Staff: Miss Boner (Class Teacher) and Miss A. Burns (Learning Support Assistant)

Summer 2022!

Welcome back to all our children and families. 


This half term, our theme is 'Amazing Animals’. The children will be busy learning about different animals around the World. We will be planting seeds and take care of plants to encourage bees and butterflies into our garden. The children will listen to lots of different animal stories, use non-fiction texts to find out facts and learn about life cycles.

Our artist study is Henri Matisse.


Adults will be continue to play with and support the children in their learning indoors and outdoors while developing secure relationships.
We will also be finding out about and how people celebrate ‘Eid-al-Fitr’. The children will be taking part in ‘
Outdoor Classroom Day and the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations’.


If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask when dropping off or collecting your child. 



PE: Reception have PE every Friday. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit and if needed, a plain navy or a school jogging suit over the top.



Reception Reading Meeting 5.11.21

Reception Baseline Assessment: Information for Parents

Reception Curriculum Map 2021-2022


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 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.  


Phonics Time

 This half term, children will continue to play lots of 'Fred Talk' games and develop the skills needed to segment and blend words to read.     

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 practice the skills they need.
You can also look at the website  It contains information and shows you how to pronounce sounds correctly.



 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.  More information will be sent home with ideas to help your child.

Things to practice 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

We have lots of fun Reception!

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!


You can keep up to date with the fun learning activities in Reception via Twitter: @BelleValeSchool  @MissNelsonBVP, @MissBurnsBVP, @MissBonerBVP, @MissABurnsBVP

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 activities via Seesaw, share stories at home and access RWI lessons via Oxford Owl when needed.


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. Weekly timetables, lessons and activities will be added here and onto Seesaw for completion.