Reception 2020-2021


We would like to extend a very warm welcome to both our new families and families who have chosen us again for their childs learning journey. Thank you for choosing Dean Valley, we are very much looking forward to you joining our school and are busy making preparations for you - albeit that they are differnet to what we had planned originally!

This page is to provide our new 2020-2021 starters and their families with useful information. We have delivered packs some weeks ago to each family containing important information regarding the start of school, you can find copies of some of those documents below. 

Usually at this time of year we are excitedly preparing for a range of visits to help with settle our new starters as early as possible with the transition from nursery and home to school. Unfortunately Covid-19 has caused disruption to the schooling of all children and put a stop to the visits we had planned. We know that there may be lots of questions you may want to ask so Mrs Dumbleton and I would like to give you an email address dedicated to you so that you can ask questions, address any worries or queries too. This will be monitored daily by either myself or Mrs Dumbleton so that we can help you with anything you need to know.  

Our new starter email is

Please keep checking the page for updates as we will be adding a number of resources to help you get ready for your child starting at Dean Valley in the autumn. 

Mrs McPherson and Mrs Dumbleton



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A useful phonics video to start recognising some sounds.

Below are some useful pre writing shapes that can be practised at home in sand or mud or using paint or pencils.

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