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 all four classes have settled extremely well.

Our topic for next half term is ‘Light and Dark’. You will find an overview of the themes for each week on the reverse of this sheet 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.

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.

Monday 10th December – 2:15pm – RB (Webb’s)

Tuesday 11th December – 2:15pm – RC (Webb’s)

Wednesday 12th December – 2:15pm - RH (Webb’s)

Thursday 13th December – 2:15pm – RT (Meteor)

We invite all parents in for the first parent teacher meeting of the year which will be held on Thursday 1st November.  10 Minute appointments will be available between 4pm and 9pm.  Please see your class teacher in the playground before school on Monday 29th October to book an appointment. 

Finally, just a reminder about when the children have dance and PE lessons.  Please ensure your child’s PE kit and bag has all items clearly named.  For morning PE/Dance lessons, children may come to school wearing their PE kit with their school clothes in their PE bag.  For afternoon PE/Dance lessons please send children in wearing their school clothes with their PE kit in a bag.  These children will change for their lesson in school and go home wearing their PE kit.

PE days with Ms. George are:                       Dance days with Ms. Robins are:                                                  

    RB – Thursday pm                                                   RB – Tuesday am

    RC – Tuesday am                                                    RC – Tuesday pm

    RT – Monday am                                                       RT – Monday pm

    RH – Thursday pm                                                    RH – Monday am                  

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 'Big News From Home' letter

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville