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Banks Road Primary School

We can do it!

Banks Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 8JZ


Welcome to Year 1 - Julia Donaldson Class

 Our class teacher is Ms Dreifuss and our teaching assistant is Mrs Anyiam.


Key information for Year 1:

Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday.

Children will need their P.E kits on these days. P.E kits should remain in school all week.

 Homework will be given out on a Friday night and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Children should try to read at home every night and always practice their spellings.


Parents: Please try to read at home with your child every night, even just for 5-10 minutes and then sign their home reading record. It really does make a massive difference to their progression in reading and all other subjects.


All children now have a personal login for 'Mymaths' to use for their online homework, located at the front of the yellow homework book.The children love having a go at Maths games online so please, if possible, encourage them and help them as much as you can. Here are some other fun, free and educational websites for you and your child to enjoy at home:


Autumn Term 

We have been very busy in class, settling into our new classroom, routines and lessons. This term our topic is 'Ourselves' and we are discovering what makes each of us so special.

In Mathematics we are working on our basic number skills. We are learning all about numbers within ten -  counting forwards and backwards, one more and one less and composition of numbers within ten. We are developing our confidence and skills in problem-solving and reasoning.

In English we are working hard to improve our reading and writing super sentences! We will be learning about the differences between fiction and non-fiction books and are looking at different Traditional Tales such as' Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'The Ugly Duckling'.

In Science we are learning all about our own body parts and what they are used for. We will be carrying out ow experiments to test one of our senses and recording our results. Can you remember our five senses?

In Topic we are finding out what it is like where we live. We will be going on a school trip to the Museum of Liverpool to find out all about our home town. We are learning how to use maps and compasses (using modern technology and original forms) and discussing places are near us and what are far away. 

In Art we have been learning what a self-portrait is. We looked at some famous artists and their work. We created our portraits, using mirrors to study our own faces. Our portraits are as fantastic as any work by Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso!

In P.E. we are developing our balancing skills.

We have a busy term ahead, are you ready for the challenge?