Mrs Ursache & Miss Hills
Miss Carter, Mrs Shane, Mrs Yates, Mrs Baldwin, Miss Lana & Mrs Dibble
Welcome to Reception
The Reception year is a very exciting time for both parents and children. At Benyon Primary School children are offered the very best start to their education by being provided with rich opportunities and experiences.
Throughout the year, the children have fun, make friends, learn and develop at a pace matched to each child's stage of development. We work hard to foster positive relationships with parents and value just how important these partnerships are. Right from the start, we endeavour to ensure that caring, nurturing and warm relationships are developed between all members of staff and the children in our care. We promote calm, positive interactions with all children in order to enable them to quickly grow in confidence and independence.
We encourage children to take risks, be curious and explore. We want them to become resilient individuals who are able to problem solve and persevere with tasks even when they find them a challenge. By doing this, we can rest assured that each child will be equipped with the skills to be a life-long, independent and effective learner.
Meet the Teacher
Please follow the link below to watch a short video, giving additional information about the Reception year.
Our curriculum is based on the framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and we deliver this through a play based approach. The curriculum is organised in a way which meets each child's individual needs, interests and fascinations, resulting in us planning 'in the moment' rather than a 'one size fits all' topic approach.
Tapestry Online Learning Journal
Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and primary education. Using photos, videos and diary entries, a teacher or early years practitioner, along with the child’s parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media.
The Tapestry online learning journal is also available as an easy-to-use, secure app. Once you have been uploaded onto the secure system, by the school, you will be sent an activation link to activate your account and view your child's learning journal online or via the app.
Home Learning Covid-19
During the Covid-19 school closure, support for home learning was provided for all pupils in Reception via educational websites such as Purple Mash, EYFSHome, Oxford Owl and Tapestry. Should we find ourselves in a position where we have to isolate a particular year group or go into lockdown again, yours child's log ins for all of these websites have been stuck inside the front page of their Reading Record. If you are having trouble accessing these, please contact us on admin.BPS@catrust.org.uk and we will help to get you up and running.
In the event of another lockdown or Reception having to isolate, further information on home learning will be posted here.
Phonics and Reading