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William Bellamy Primary School We learn... We grow... Together


Welcome to Reception!


We cannot wait to meet our new children and families! We are sorry we cannot yet host a visit to Reception but see below our virtual tour and the fabulous learning opportunities on offer!


Please note: Due to CV-19 we may not be able to offer all of these experiences straight away in the Autumn Term, but the staff will ensure they have fun and engaging activities available. 

A Virtual Tour - Reception (Outdoor)

If you would like to email Miss Colley (Reception Group Leader) please use the form below:

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Who’s Who?

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Together Tuesday will start on Tuesday 29th October at 8.45am. 

Lets do Lunch!

Your child was given a letter to invite you to eat lunch with your child. Please see the following dates;

Monday 11th November – Yellow

Tuesday 12th November – Holud

Wednesday 13th November – Geltona

Thursday 14th November - Amarelo


Yellow Class -Miss Colley and Mrs Carby



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Holud Class -Miss Ghai and Miss Hoad

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Amarelo Class -Mrs Murray and Miss Owusu

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Geltona Class -Miss Fordham and Miss Otto

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Important dates for your diary…


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Please remember that your child needs to have their PE kit in school. They will have PE every Wednesday. Your child will also have a weekly additional PE session. The days for the classes are;



Tuesday: Geltona and Yellow

Thursday: Amarelo

Friday: Holud



Your child will need to bring in a water bottle with their name clearly labelled. This will be cleaned and refilled daily.


Thank you for your continued support - Reception Team


We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to learn lots of fun and exciting things in your new Reception class.


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This half term the children will be settling into Reception. They will be learning to write their name, recognising numbers and recalling numbers to 20. The children will be talking about their 'Fantastic Families' and look at how they have changed since they were born.


Read the newsletter below to find out more :)

Take a look at our learning so far!
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English - Brown Bear Brown Bear





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The children have been reading ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear’. A bear appeared in their classroom and they had to answer what and why questions! They listened attentively to their friends in their class and responded with relevant answers. Here are some of the answers the children gave.


What is the bear called?


"Ruby!" - Samuel

"Teddy Bear!" - Godwin

“Bob!" - Poppy


Why is the bear here?


“He wants to see us!” – Harry

“He wants to come and play in Reception garden!” – Charlie

“Teddy has a present for us!” - Oluwatoni


The bear left us some words that we could read. They were I, see, and a. We worked with our learning partner to make up sentences about what we could see and wrote about this in our book.

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Maths Learning - Number and Shape, Space and Measure

In Maths the children have been learning to count and read numbers through a range of fun and exciting activities! Some include children finding numbers in the messy area.


We will also be exploring 2D shapes and using some new maths

vocabulary to describe them. The children will be learning the name of the shape and begin to describe the properties.


Children will have the opportunity to find shapes in the environment and sing some great songs about shapes. The children will be finding out about who is the tallest and shortest in the class. I wonder who is the tallest in their class?



How can you support your child at home?

- Teaching them to write their name.

- Recognising numbers from 1-20.

- Counting out a given amount of objects.

- Initial sounds - Jolly Phonics

- Encouraging them to independently use a knife and fork.

- Ensuring that they can zip and unzip their


If you would like any other support with this, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.

Jolly Phonics - Phase Two

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

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Oh No George!

The children have been reading the text ‘Oh No George!’ by Chris Haughton. The children came into their classrooms on Monday and noticed that it was a MESS! They found clues from the class teddies who had a picture of who made the mess. The children looked at the picture and explained they thought George was a…


  • Rabbit
  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Cat


We used Philosophy for Children (P4C) to discuss the question ‘Is it ok to leave a mess?’.

 Together Tuesday

Every other Tuesday from 8:45-9:15 there will be an opportunity for parents to join your child in their class to support them in their learning!

Together Tuesday sessions will take place this term on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 29th October

  • Tuesday 12th November

  • Tuesday 26th November

  • Tuesday 10th December

During the session we can share your child’s learning with you and gather your insights about their interests and needs too.

During these sessions there will be various fun activities that you can do with your child.

We strongly urge you to attend particularly when it is your child’s focus week as this will help to develop their home learning as well as give them the opportunity to share their successes with you!

Parents may attend any sessions but please note that practitioners will only have the opportunity to discuss your child’s learning on their focus week.

‘Communication Friendly Spaces’ – Elizabeth Jarman

Teachers in Reception went on training delivered by Elizabeth Jarman. Elizabeth Jarman describes 'Communication Friendly Spaces' as "spaces that encourages and promotes good communication". Reception staff undertook an audit of the outdoor environment and considered which areas children engage in and which areas are 'dead spaces'. Miss Cregan and Miss Colley developed a new 'Communication Friendly Space'!  

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