'We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us', Philippians 4:13; Be bold, be strong, for the Lord our God is with us' Joshua 1:9: Our Christian Value for this half term is: Love - In school we show love by: • Thinking about how much God loves us • Remembering God’s love and that he told us to love one another • Being good friends and loving each other, even when we are upset with each other • Loving people who we do not like so much • Showing by our actions that God’s love works in us
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Banks Methodist SchoolLearning Together with Resilience and Faith

Welcome toBanks Methodist SchoolLearning Together with Resilience and Faith

Curriculum Overview

Marvelous Mice (EYFS)

Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Play underpins all development and learning for young children and therefore your child will take part in indoor and outdoor play experiences that will help them learn and develop enquiring minds while they are having fun.

Learning covers the following seven areas, Children should develop the 3 prime areas first.

These are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development.


These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design.


These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. The curriculum is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests. Please keep us informed about your child’s interests and what they have been doing.


Key Stage 1 - Super Squirrels (Years 1 & 2) 

Key Stage 2 - Happy Hedgehogs (Years 3 & 4) and Fabulous Foxes (Years 5 & 6)

The curriculum consists of the following:

• Three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science

• Religious Education

• Computing

• The foundation subjects: Geography, History, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education, Art and Design, PSHE/citizenship, Modern Languages -French

As a school we place great emphasis on teaching English and Maths, so that our pupils will have the best opportunities to develop reading, writing and mathematics skills.