Early Years at Banks Road

At Banks Road, we have high expectations for all children.

We believe all children deserve to have an equal chance of success. In order to achieve this, our early years curriculum is designed to equip children with opportunities to explore, investigate and wonder.

High-quality teaching enables children to extend their knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities in a safe and secure learning environment.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is planned and taught using the Development Matters document to ensure a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum across all areas of learning and development.

Children learn through first-hand, stimulating experiences and are taught explicitly across all seven areas of learning, which include three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Managing Self

Buildings Relationships

Communication and Language

Listening, Attention and Understanding


Physical Development

Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Specific Areas



Word Reading




Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World

Past and Present

People, Culture and Communities

Natural World

Expressive Art and Design

Creating with Materials

Being Imaginative and Expressive

In addition, we promote the three Characteristics of Learning:

Playing and Exploring
Children investigate and experience things and ‘have a try’.

Active Learning
Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter challenges, and enjoy achievements.

Creating and Thinking Critically
Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things.

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Banks Road
Primary School

Banks Road
Garston, Liverpool L19 8JZ

0151 427 4360

Contact Us

Nicola McGee | Office Manager

[email protected]

James Savage | SENCO

[email protected]

Providing a happy, safe, secure and supportive learning environment where all children can achieve their highest potential.