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Diary Dates - Autumn Term 2019

Monday 2nd September: INSET day

Tuesday 3rd September: Autumn Term Begins @ 8.50am

Friday 20th September: Jeans for Genes Day

Friday 27th September: Macmillan Coffee Morning

Monday 14th October- Friday 18th October: On time week

Monday 21st October: Library visit to Garston Library

Thursday 24th October: EYFS Reading meeting for parents

Friday 25th October- Tuesday 5th November: Half Term

Monday 4th November: INSET Day

Thursday 7th November: Maths morning for parents

Tuesday 12th November: Odd Socks Day

Thursday 14th November: Parents Evening

Friday 15th November: Children in Need

Tuesday 17th December: EYFS Nativity Performance

News and Updates:

Home Learning

Children in Reception have been getting super busy at home, completing lots of activites set by their teachers.

Watch the video below to see what we have been getting up to!


Ashley Banjo Class



Welcome to Ashley Banjo Class!

Reception 2

Teacher: Miss R Davis

Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Anyiam

I am looking forward to working with all children and their families who are part of Reception 2 and can’t wait to show you the exciting activities we have planned for the year ahead. Please keep checking the class page for any news, pictures and upcoming events! Miss Davis

This year Reception 2 is named after a famous artist called Ashley Banjo.

  • Ashley Banjo is an English street dancer, choreographer and actor.
  • He is the leader of a dance troupe called Diversity.
  • Diversity dance troupe follow the moto…  ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’
  • In Reception this year we will also adopt this moto as we learn more about Ashley Banjo and his positive contribution to artistic development in Britain by dreaming, believing and achieving.

We are Dreamers!

We are Believers!

We are Achievers!

Reception Gallery:

EYFS Curriculum:

In Reception we follow the EYFS curriculum. It is made up of PRIME areas and SPECIFIC areas:

The Prime areas are:-

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

In this area we support children in developing their self-esteem, confidence and independence. We learn to play together, take turns and share.

Communication and Language

In this area we support children to develop their listening, comprehension and speaking skills. We learn to take turns in conversation and remember what other have said and we enjoy listening to lovely stories, we sing lots of songs and nursery rhymes too.

Physical Development

In this area we support children to develop their large and small motor skills such as climbing, running and balancing as well as using tools such as scissors and pencils. We also develop our self help skills and develop independence in dressing and taking care of ourselves.

The Specific areas are:-

Understanding of the World

In this area we learn about nature and the world around us, we learn about traditions in our lives and those of other people. We use technology for a range of purposes to support us in our learning too.

Expressive Arts and Design

In this area we explore lots of ways to be creative. We explore colours, textures and a wide range of different media to show our thoughts and feelings. This may be through paint, blocks, music, dance, technology or role play.


Our focus is around enjoying lots of lovely stories and rhymes. We work hard on developing our ability to hear and differentiate sounds in the environment.

We incorporate a whole school Talk4Writing approach where children learn stories through story mapping. From this they will develop their writing skills and find an ability to innovate and create their own stories.


In this area we use a Maths Mastery approach to learning through incorporating lots of practical activities that help consolidate learning in young children. We will learn how to develop full answers with good explanation and reasoning techniques.

Reading in Reception:

 At Banks Road, reading is our whole school priority and it is important for Reception to be exposed to a variety of words and acquire good phonic knowledge before moving to Year 1. 

Homework: Please read daily with your child, use the reading resources in your individual reading packs, encourage reading for pleasure and access Reading Eggs regularly to help develop your child’s reading.

Tel: 0151 427 4360 | Email: | Office Manager: Mrs N McGee
Twitter: @BanksRoadSch | Headteacher: Mrs L Gibson

Banks Road, Garston, Liverpool, L19 8JZ