Benton Dene Schools

Benton Dene Schools


Early Years (Nursery and Reception)

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a fully inclusive unit supporting Nursery (aged 3-4 years)
and Reception (aged 4-5 years) with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). All of our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We work as a large multi-disciplinary teamincluding occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.
Our curriculum follows a highly differentiated and bespoke version of the Early Years Foundation
Stage Profile which focusses on the 7 prime and specific areas of learning;
• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding of the world
• Expressive artsOur pupils learn via 1:1 and small group teaching and learning with an emphasis on indoor and outdoor learning through play. We have a strong focus on literacy, maths and functional
communication. We use a range of daily formative assessment opportunities culminating in our
summative Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.

Gallery of images from Summer 2021

12345 once I caught a fish alive.

Here are some of our learning activities based on the rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty'.

Our learning theme is based on the rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider' her are some of the activites.

Our Sensory Garden

Our staff have access to advice from Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy in Yellow 3.

Find out more about  Occupational Therapy.