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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.  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.


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.

For more information on the Reception year, follow this link:

Home Learning

During the Covid-19 school closure, support for home learning has been provided for all pupils in Reception via the Tapestry app and Purple Mash.  If you are having trouble accessing these, please contact us on and we will help to get you up and running.  


In addition to suggested websites and activities for home learning, staff have uploaded a number of videos specifically to help with supporting your child with math and phonics. These can be viewed via Tapestry.  Don't forget to upload all the amazing things you are doing at home. We love to see what the children have been up to!

For more ideas on what to do at home, the following website has lots of fun activities based on different themes such as gardening, space, heroes and habitats, amongst many others:
Phonics and Reading
Phonics Play are offering a free subscription to parents at this time.  We use this resource in school and the children enjoy playing the games.  This is a phone and tablet friendly website.
Oxford Owls have a wide selection of reading books that you can access at home.  Many of these books are the same as the ones we have at school.  You can filter the selection of books to include 'phonics' books to support the learning of phonics.  The website also provides a guide to phonics which includes a video demonstrating how to pronounce single letter phonemes (sounds) and interactive maths games too.