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Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road, Chiswick, London W4 5UL

Belmont Primary School

Belmont Primary School

  • 'Belmont has always struck the right balance between academia and learning for life.'
  • 'A school that doesn't just excel at the academics but provides so much more, whether its music lessons and the lunchtime choir, or the 350 spaces in clubs each week, the football and netball teams or the shows that raise the roof of the top hall.'
    Parent Governor
  • 'The children are really fortunate to have such wonderful opportunities which is why they love Belmont and which makes it such an amazing school.'
  • 'All adults in the school model very high expectations of themselves and of others. They show outstanding levels of care and concern for the personal development and well-being of each individual pupil.'
    Ofsted 2007
  • 'Moving on to secondary school, I will miss the teachers at Belmont, the great sense of a hard working community, my friends and the netball team.'
  • 'On my first day at Belmont everyone was so welcoming and I made friends straight away'.
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Reception Notice Board




Junk Modelling

If you have any left over recycling such as plastic containers, tubes or cardboard boxes we would be very grateful if you could donate them to our 'junk modelling area'. Thank you!


Creative Home Learning

Many thanks for all of your hard work with the children at home and for coming into class last Friday to see all the efforts put into the Creative Home projects. We look forward to sharing the Summer Term projects with you soon.


During the Spring term we would like you to complete at least one long task or two short tasks that are linked to our topics, Growing (Plants/Animals), Life on the Farm, Local Area, Water, . This is a chance for you to take responsibility for your own learning although you can ask an adult to help you if you would like them to. You can choose how to present your work - be creative!

Please make sure that all of your Creative Home Learning is brought to school on Monday 2nd July. During that week we will share and celebrate your work with others.

See the homework link below.


April Homework

We have given out the new homework sheet for their Learning Journal folders. Help the children to complete the April diary and the Look What I Can Do sheets.  We enjoy hearing about all of the lovely things that our children do outside of school.  It is also great to hear about how they apply what they are learning at school within their everyday experiences.  Please continue to share this with us so that we can add to their Learning Journals in school. 

If it is easier to email this to us, we have set up a reception email address;  Please use the Look What I Can Do sheet (link in the Letters section below) and then email that through to us.


Timetable for the week

Monday - Book bags to be returned with reading books and library books for Apples

                   Apples - Library

Tuesday - Books bags sent home

Wednesday - Mrs Roberts in Apples class PM

                          Mrs Glass in Oranges class PM

Thursday - Book bags to be returned with reading books and library books for Oranges

                     Oranges - Library

                     Apples PE

Friday - Wake up, Shake up (Last Friday of each half term @ 8.45am for parents and carers to join in)

               Oranges PE


Please ensure your children bring their book bag to school with their book read to be changed every Monday and Thursday as we will be unable to give out new books if this is not in school.


Calendar /Key dates

School Diary


This week - Walk to School Week

Monday 28th - Friday 1st June - Half Term School closed

Monday 4th June - School Back

Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Reception Trip to Odds Farm




Reading Prompt - Level 1

Reading Prompt - Level 2


Show and Tell rota Summer - Apples

Show and Tell rota Summer - Oranges


Look What I Can Do

April diary


Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings. Below are some of the things what you can do to support your children at home.


Creative Home Learning

Creative Home Learning Summer Term



Children are expected to read, or be read to, at home regularly (at least 10 minutes daily) and to discuss their book with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading books and Reading Record books are changed every Tuesday and Friday.  Also children may borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.


Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers


Key words/ Spelling

Phase 2 Tricky words

I, the, to, no, go, into 


Phase 3 Tricky Words

he, she, me, we, be, was, you, are, they, all


Blending and segmenting

These are the terms used for the way we break down and put together individual letters/sounds into words for reading and writing. It is a skill that comes with practice, so the more they are exposed to it the better.


Blending – putting sounds together to make a word

This is the first stage of reading.  This can easily be done whilst walking along the road or sitting in the car.  You tell the children that you are thinking of a word and they have to try and guess what it is.  We have been using 2/3/4 sound words e.g. on, cat and tent.  You then break the word down into its individual sounds, for instance, o-n /c-a-t /t-e-n-t.  It might be that you still need to practically say the word before the children can guess it!  When the children have got the word, you need to model the blending back to them and say the completed word.  For instance, “that’s right, well done, c-a-t, cat.”  It is very important that you always reiterate the sounds and the word.


Segmenting – breaking a word down into it’s individual sounds

The first stage of segmenting is to hear the initial sounds in words.  You could go on a sound hunt around your home to find things beginning with a particular sound or play games such as Eye Spy whilst looking at a picture in a book.  Once the children are confidently hearing initial sounds, emphasise final sounds in words for them to hear.  Then move onto CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and ask them to work out the sounds in the word, for instance, “I can see a bus, what sounds can you hear in bus?"  Magnetic letters or letter cards are also very useful for reinforcing letter recognition at this stage.  Give the children the 3 letters that they need for a word and ask them to put them into the right order. 


To understand a little more about phonics or if you would like to check how the sounds are pronounced, you could use the links below:



The children should be encouraged, when appropriate, to begin to write letters using the correct formation.

Letter formation


Mathematical development

The children will be working on counting objects and movements accurately, recognising numbers when they see them in the environment and understanding place value. 


Learning next week:

This will be where you will find the children's school challenges for the week. 

The children’s learning challenges for the next week:

  • To write a sentence/story independently
  • To talk about our past using our diary sheets and learning Journal
  • To follow instructions to programme a robot


Reception Learning Tree