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Bentley Church of England

Primary School


Our fabulous Year R team are

Miss Smith - Class Teacher

Mrs Rodger - SLA

Mrs Peters - SLA

Miss Burns - PPA Support

Please click on the attached file below for information about Year R this academic year


What have we been up to...

Year R Playground

We’ve made some exciting new developments to our outdoor learning environment.

For messy play, we have installed a Mini Mud Kitchen, Dig Pit, Sand Table and Water Table.

These excellent open-ended resources encourage imaginative sensory play while developing our children’s mathematics, communication and language skills.

We have installed fantastic Roadway with Zebra Crossing to develop our children’s understanding of the world along with their knowledge of road safety. The children love racing around the roadway on their bikes and trikes. 

Finally, we have had a huge climbing frame installed to develop our children’s key physical skills as they climb and explore the log frame: developing their climbing confidence too.

The following are some of Year R’s learning highlights from their playground;

“I like learning how to climb and swing on the climbing frame” said Barnaby.

“I like making dens with the climbing frame because I like hiding” said Hamish.

“I like learning how to mix in the mud kitchen. I made dough balls with spinach!” said Annabel.

“I like playing with the bikes on the road. I am learning to balance” said Anwita.

“I like the bikes and parking them in the spaces. There are zebra crossings and we have to stop if someone is walking across” said Arthur.

Our new outside area would not have been possible without the funding given to us by The National Lottery Community Fund. Through their generosity, we were able to work with Pentagon Play to create an engaging and inspiring learning environment for our youngest students.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund and Pentagon Play. If you would like to know more about Pentagon Play, visit

22nd March 2019