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Banks Road Primary School

We can do it!

Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ



Class Teachers: Miss L Smyth & Miss R Davis

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs A Cavanagh and Miss R Davies

Our First Week In Reception ....

All of our wonderful children have enjoyed their first week in Reception class, we have done lots of lovely activities and they have settled in brilliantly. 

Keep checking the page for information and pictures of our fantastic Reception children!

Miss Smyth :) 


Please see our Curriculum Map to find out what we are planning this year!

Letters that have been sent home ...

Sir David Attenborough.

Our Class will learn lots about animals this year and our chosen Scientist is the fantastic Sir David Attenborough! This means that we will have lots of opportunities to follow his work by exploring technology through filming, making documentaries on facts we find out and also getting up close to some real animals... watch this space!

EYFS Newsletters.

EYFS Newsletter Autumn 1.

EYFS Newsletter Autumn 2. 

EYFS Newsletter Spring 1 

Please find a list of key dates below:


Monday 7th January - return to school for Spring Term. 

Week beginning 3rd February - Chinese New Year Celebrations 

Week beginning 11th February EYFS Trip to Big Up! At the Unity Theatre. 

Miss Smyths class Wednesday 13th February

Miss Davis class Wednesday 13th February

Nursery Class Friday 15th February.

Details to follow!














EYFS Curriculum Information.

Here in reception we learn through play, build foundations for our learning and make memories that will last a lifetime. Our aim is to ensure children become confident and resilient learners. We learn in both our indoor and outdoor classroom through a wide range of child and adult led activities. 
We follow the EYFS curriculum which is broken down into 7 areas of learning which are separated into Prime and Specific Areas, these include:

 Prime Areas of Learning

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

‚ÄčSpecific Areas of Learning

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

All of the activities planned within our EYFS Key Stage are linked to these areas of learning.

 We also pay close attention to the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

These are important life skills and attitudes which support children in being ready to face challenges, explore and extend their learning. These are:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

These describe how children learn and we will often refer to these when discussing children's progress.

Phonics and Spelling in Reception!

We will be beginning to teach single letter sounds this week and would love you to point out letters in the environment to your children and talk to them about letters and sounds they already know e.g What letters make up their name?

What letters are on your road sign?

We will shortly post a list of key words and spellings for you to work on at home, Thanks for your support!

Spelling List Spring Term One 

Week Beginning: 14/1/19