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.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Listening, Attention and Understanding
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Understanding the World
Past and Present
People, Culture and Communities
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’.
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.