Welcome to Banks Methodist Primary School's website, 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me' Philippians 4:13. It is great to be fully open once again, seeing all the children with huge smiles on their faces and taking part in engaging activities. Drop off time is between 8.40am and 8:55am. Pick up is between 3:05pm and 3:15pm. Take care and keep safe everyone
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Banks Methodist SchoolLearning Together with Resilience and Faith

Welcome toBanks Methodist SchoolLearning Together with Resilience and Faith



Welcome to Penguins!

Living eggs - 09.03.2020

This week we have been very excited to welcome our ‘Living eggs’ visitors into our class.  We have enthusiastically watched the eggs begin to crack as the chicks have hatched and discussed why the eggs need to stay in an incubator to begin with.  The children have also been learning how to look after the chicks and have shown excellent care and concern as they have very carefully stroked them.

World Book Day - 02.03.2020


The children all looked fantastic dressed up in their favourite book character costumes.  We enjoyed completing several activities related to poems throughout the week and tried very hard to learn two poems to recite in our celebration worship.  We hope you enjoyed listening to our poetry recital.

Jasper's Beanstalk - 24.02.2020


We enjoyed reading the story Jasper's Beanstalk and learnt several new words including: hoe, rake and mow.  Initially we thought that you could cut grass with scissors, so we tested the theory and decided it would take far too long to cut a lawn!

My World of Senses - 10.02.2020


As part of our work on the story ‘Flotsam’, we created our own individual poems of the world around us using our senses.  Each poem used the same format with the children’s individual ideas.



Out and about in Burscough - 10.02.2020


Reception really enjoyed writing postcards to send home this week.  We then went to Burscough Post Office and individually asked for a stamp for our letters and posted them in the post box.  We even practised reading our numbers on the post box, had a little look around Burscough and the lovely canal and were complimented by the locals on our impeccable manners and queuing skills whilst waiting in the Post Office.  We hope you enjoy reading your postcards and can’t wait to see how long they take to get back home.

Southport Beach - 03.02.2020


We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Southport beach this week.  We found lots of flotsam which we brought back into school and looked at more carefully.  We also enjoyed taking photos of some of the different landmarks, landscape features and interesting things we could see.

Gymnastics - 27.01.2020


This week we have been practising our gymnastics skills.  We talked about how our heart beats faster when we run around and warm up, then we stretched our muscles ready to practise our gymnastics.  We have been exploring balancing on one leg and various jumps including: a tuck, star and pencil jump.  We made sure we landed carefully so as not to hurt ourselves.

Chinese New Year - 20.01.2020


We enjoyed learning about ‘Chinese New Year’ and compared some of the similarities and differences between the celebrations of each New Year.  We explored making our own Chinese dragon dance, watched the acrobatics of a lion dance and enjoyed trying some different foods.  We also made our own mini dragon puppets.

Tuesday - 13.01.2020 

This week we have been studying the the book ‘Tuesday’ by David Wiesner.  We chose to learn about frogs and found out about where they live, what they eat and their life cycle.  We also really liked the clock in the story and so we made a giant clock of our own and found a poem to recite.


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You can count on me! - 06.01.2020


This week we have been practicing our fantastic maths skills, recognising our numbers to 10 and counting out a given number of objects from a larger group.