Banks St Stephens CE Primary School

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3rd April 20
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Welcome to Fox Cubs Nursery


Fox Cubs Nursery is a warm and welcoming environment with a variety of learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors. Children join our class in the term after their third birthday and we provide a calm, happy and nurturing start to school life.

Mrs Moore is our class teacher and she has the brilliant support of our class teaching assistants: Mrs Buxton on Monday - Wednesday, and Mrs Marsh on Thursday-Friday.

Children in Nursery can make use of Breakfast Club and After School Club, meaning wrap around care is available from 7:45am to 5:45pm.

We love to share what we have been learning about in class, so please visit this page regularly to see all our exciting activities!

Spring 1 Week 4

Schools Big Garden Birdwatch! We have spent all week learning about a variety of common British birds, preparing food for them, birdwatching and counting them and painting them! We have really enjoyed this topic. We also had a special visit from a nurse this week who told us all about the important jobs nurses do.  



Spring 1 Week 3

We learnt all about Post delivery people this week, exploring their jobs and how to send letters. We read the Jolly Postman to help support our learning of Postmen and Postwomen. This week was also an exciting week as we learnt about Chinese New Year. We explored the story of Chinese New Year, the festivities, tasted food, created decorations and even made a Chinese Dragon out of natural artefacts in the woods.

Spring 1 Week 2

This week we really embraced our People Who Help Us theme and explored the role of a Milkman. Our research and discussions lead to us creating our own milk float out of a cardboard box! We discussed sharing this week and how we can make sure we share nicely with each other in class. In literacy we explored familiar logos, recognising that print carries meaning. Lots of us could recognise familiar logos and explain that it was a shop, or a toy, or a food! Our number focus this week has been the number 2. We ended the week exploring instruments and enjoying a bonfire in Forest School.

Spring 1 Week 1

We have been so pleased to welcome our new members of Fox Cubs Nursery this week, and welcoming back our existing children. Mrs Moore is very proud of how our new children have settled and how helpful, friendly and kind our older children have been – what a lovely group of children we have! This week we had lots of fun and simple settling in activities. We have begun a People Who Help Us theme this half term and this week we have been chatting about bus drivers and how they help us. We sang The Wheels on The Bus, decorated buses and made our own cardboard bus! Later in the week we used our exploration skills to explore bath bombs and what makes them fizz – watching the chemical reaction in the water tray and looking at the special ingredients that makes them fizz.

Trip to Farmer Teds

On Tuesday Fox Cubs Nursery and Reception had a school visit to Farmer Teds for the Farmer Christmas experience. We were all super sensible travelling by coach and when we arrived we were so excited to explore all the Christmas lights, decorations and models. We visited all the animals in the barn and met guinea pigs, ferrets, reindeer, sheep, goats, a llama, horses and ponies. We got to play on the tiny tractors which we absolutrly loved! Later in the morning we went to Elf School where we wrote letters to Father Christmas and posted them, before watching a 4D movie about Father Christmas and his reindeer. We then travelled by tractor across the farm to the grotto, where we met Father Christmas himself! He asked us what we would like for Christmas and we each got a present! After lunch we watched ferrets racing and then explored the minibeast house, meeting snakes, a dragon, tree frogs, cockroaches, ants and lots of fish. We had an amazing day and our teachers were so proud of our behaviour all day and our engagement in all the activities. 

Useful videos

Below are some videos that you may find useful in supporting your child's learning at home. 

1: 'Mr Thorne Phonics.' This video models how the single phoneme sounds are pronounced, and how your children will learn them in school.

2: 'Phonics Song.' This is a song we sing along to in class to introduce us to initial sounds.

3: '10 Little Numbers.' This is a song we sing along to in class to familiarise us with rote counting and recognising numerals.