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Banks Road Primary School

We can do it!

Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ


Reception-Hanna Class



Class Teacher: Miss R Davis 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs A Cavanagh


Thank you for giving me such a warm welcome when joining Banks Road.

I have loved getting to know all your children and can't wait to make memories through learning and exploring together! 

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

Miss Davis :)


Jack Hanna

Our class will be learning lots about animals this year and our chosen Scientist is the famous Jack Hanna. 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 this space!

Animobile from Acorn Farm visit Reception - 26/09/2018

Reception had a fantastic time getting to see a variety of animals that visited our school today. We even got to feed the goats and sheep!

Super fun had by everyone :)

Talk 4 Writing

At Banks Road we have adopted a new approach to improve our writing skills, called Talk4Writing. Talk4Writing originated from Pie Corbett who states that the process allows children to imitate language on a particular topic which they then can later analyse and innovate to make their own creation of work.

In EYFS we have implemented this through learning actions to stories, creating story maps and adapting our continuous provision to support all areas of learning. Have a look at the following images to see how we have got on in our first half term.

Our stories :

  • Owl Babies
  • The Little Green Dinosaur
  • Jack and The Beanstalk

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  

Specific 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 Characterisitics 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.

Dates for the Diary:

  • Animobile Farm Visit- 26th September 2018
  • Half Term - 26th October - 28th October 2018
  • School Photographer- 30th October 2018
  • Flu Vaccinations- 2nd November 2018
  • Library Visits- 12th November 2018
  • Parent Meetings- 13th November 2018
  • Adult Learning Service Xmas Workshops- 5th December 2018 
  • Xmas Nativity- 17th December 2018 & 19th December 2018

Important Documents

 EYFS Newsletter Autumn2.docxDownload
 Library Visit.docxDownload
 Reading Flowchart.docxDownload
 Reading Leaflet.docxDownload
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Have a look and see what your child will be learning throughout the upcoming year!

Curriculum Map: Year 2018/2019

EYFS Newsletter: Autumn(1) 2018