Welcome to Reception

Dear Parents/ Carers,

It is hard to believe that the children have now completed their first half term with us at Belleville. It has been a wonderful start to the year and we have been amazed by how well all four classes have settled.

Our topic for next half term is ‘Light and Dark’. On our overview you will find an outline of the themes for each week to guide you as to what we will be learning about. If you have any resources relevant to a particular theme, we would be most appreciative if your child could bring them into school to share with the class in the appropriate week. Next half term we will be looking at the Hindu celebration of Diwali We welcome parents who celebrate different festivals to come into class and share their experiences with the children.  Please see your class teacher if this is something you would be interested in coming in and talking to the Reception children about.   

We would also like to remind you about how much we value information from you about your child’s development and learning at home. Please complete our ‘Big News From Home’ slips and give them directly to your class teacher or nursery nurse – we will be more than happy to advise you about what to write if needed.

Towards the end of next term each Reception class will perform a Christmas play.  We will send out more information nearer the time, but for now please save the date as the children would love to see you all there.

RB: Tuesday 10th December, 2.30pm at Webb's Road

RT: Wednesday 11th December, 2.30pm at Meteor Street

RC: Thursday 12th December, 2.30pm at Webb's Road

RKB: Friday 13th December, 2.30pm at Webb's Road

Finally, just a reminder about when the children have PE lessons.  Please ensure your child’s PE kit and bag has all items clearly named.  They will change for their lesson in school and go home wearing their PE kit. An expectation of the Early Years curriculum is that children are independent in dressing themselves.  Please support this process at home.

PE days are:                               

    RB – Wednesday pm            

    RC – Thursday pm                                                 

    RT – Friday pm

    RKB – Wednesday pm

We are always on the playground at the start and end of each day so please do come and speak to us if you have any questions.

Many thanks

The Reception Team

Download the overview for Autumn 2

Download the 'New to Reception' presentation notes

Download the Phonics Parent Workshop