Early Years at our school

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

Children learn through first hand, stimulating experiences across seven areas of learning, which include three prime areas and four specific areas:



  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour
  • Communication and Language
  • Listening and attention
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Physical Development
  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care


  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure
  • Understanding the World
  • People and communities
  • The World
  • Technology
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

Our Early Years curriculum is designed to equip our children with opportunities to explore, investigate and wonder in order to promote three characteristics of learning:

  • Active Learning
  • Playing and Exploring
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

Both Nursery and Reception classes follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, with both classes taught by a qualified teacher.

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


Tel: 0151 427 4360 | Email: banksroad-ao@banksroad.liverpool.sch.uk | Office Manager: Mrs N McGee
Twitter: @BanksRoadSch | Headteacher: Mrs L Gibson

Banks Road, Garston, Liverpool, L19 8JZ