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Miss Bamber - Nursery Class


Mrs Wareing - Reception class

Welcome to St Benedict's Early Years Foundation Stage

At St Benedict's Catholic Primary School, we are very proud of the environment and the experience that we offer to children aged from 3 to 5 years. As a Catholic School, we believe in the teachings of Christ in all we do. Our motto is, ‘In the light of Jesus, we learn to shine’.

Our practitioners, teachers and support staff, are constantly developing their skills within the curriculum for our ‘Nursery’ and ‘Reception’ children.  This is called the Early Years Framework.  We aim to get children ready for Year 1, when they will follow the National Curriculum.

Academic achievement includes a child’s ability to read and write as well as mathematical skills. We set high standards, so that every child has the best chance to succeed in life. However, we build this philosophy around fun, cooperation, friendship and exploration – so that every child excels in our EYFS setting.

Our environment is fun and vibrant – with our outdoors areas providing lots of learning opportunities by taking advantage of our extensive grounds.

Our wider curriculum is published on our web site and we follow the Developmental Matters framework to give every child a broad based learning experience. We learn through play as well as more ‘traditional’ ways. 

Phonics is the earliest part of learning to read. We begin early, nursery if your child is ready, and we believe that a love of books leads to a lifelong love of reading.

Our staff believe in a fully inclusive environment, and we see every child as individual and unique – we all learn in different ways.

If you would like to visit our setting, please contact the school office or ask to speak to our Headteacher and SENDCo, Mr Forde.


01925 234 699

Take a look at our wonderful pupils showing you around our reception classroom.

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