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02/12/22

Banbury library are currently displaying some fabulous wreath designs from our Reception class. They have been a huge hit and are bringing big smiles to those visiting. Beautiful work Nightingale class! https://t.co/GrFVhdD0ab

02/12/22

We would like to say a huge thank you to Crockers in Southam for their very kind donation of this beautiful Christmas Tree, our pupils and families love it! https://t.co/YuKuXFQega

01/12/22

Our final open event will be held on January 9th 2023. We would like to invite any prospective families looking to join us form September 2023 to come along and meet our team. https://t.co/0Vww6fb5uR

21/10/22

We will be hosting a second open event, on Monday 14th November from 9.30 to 11.30am, This is for parents unable to make the open event presentation on Tuesday November 1st. Please note space is limited and requires booking in advance. Please call the school on 01295 574004. https://t.co/QUmjnKhxIE

12/10/22

What a fabulous result from our book fair this week! Our pupils have raised nearly £250 worth of books for our school library. Thank you so much. https://t.co/AfI5xlYKbH

06/07/22

Sports4Kids coming soon to Cherry Fields. https://t.co/vItvRQKt3f

23/06/22

A little taster of our hobby horses! Year 1 have enjoyed working alongside Simon Tipping to produce our May Day inspired carnival parade. We are excited to share the final product with our school community soon! https://t.co/2OxR5dmDgt

27/05/22

We have had a wonderful day celebrating our very first Cherry Fields sports day. Fantastic effort from the team, our pupils and all our families. https://t.co/EZwnPDr9TK

19/05/22

Thank you to Diane and Phill who created the wonderful sculptures on the Hanwell View park for meeting virtually with our Year 1 pupils on Monday. The children asked thoughtful questions about the artwork and were able to learn more about what it means to be an artist. https://t.co/hoFMY4k6Gs

07/04/22

A huge well done to all of our pupils for their wonderful artwork which was displayed at our STEAM showcase event. What a wonderful celebration of your work! https://t.co/BMsoVrPduq

31/03/22

A huge thank you to MJH Property Services in Banbury for making a second, very generous contribution to our school. Hi-vis jackets being beautifully modelled by 2 of our Year 1 pupils. https://t.co/M8yt8dXHYU

30/03/22

We are very excited for our celebration assembly next Wednesday 6th April. Always a fab event when we invite parents to join us and celebrate the success of our pupils. We will also be showcasing our amazing work for this term inspired by a trip to https://t.co/XWEXnOO4iv

08/11/19

Retweeted From Danetree School

We are delighted to announce that our Outstanding nursery provision is expanding from January 2020. We are currently accepting applications for children born between 1st September 2015 to the 31st August 2017. If you haven't already applied please complete an application form.

29/10/19

Retweeted From Bowmer+Kirkland

Following the recent ground breaking ceremony on the site of new Primary School in Banbury for & works have commenced with our team. For details see the school website: https://t.co/jgou7sFWci https://t.co/pcgagPtXHM

21/10/19

Are you planning to come to our last open event at Longford Park on saturday 11 January 2020? Please do book you place via this link- https://t.co/nK0qddbM7p We expect this event to be busy so don't miss out, book early! We look forward to welcoming you and your family. https://t.co/ETbhr4pZ8b

21/10/19

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

Booking is a must for tours - plenty of dates from today to January so come and see how to join the family https://t.co/qMfZgVPT4A https://t.co/B2ZHYJ44ZA

21/10/19

Open Evening Tue, 3 Dec 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Planning to attend our next open evening? Please book your ticket here - https://t.co/LGMJm5g3qD We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our sister school, Hardwick Primary https://t.co/ThQcj9Fb6P

19/10/19

Please also consider completing our consultation questionnaire https://t.co/nf4qLKrEZv We welcome your opinion and our consultation is an important step on the way to getting our funding agreement signed. Without funding we cannot open so please do take the time to do so.

19/10/19

Thank you so much to the parents and carers who supported us today by attending our open morning at Hardwick Primary. It was lovely to meet you. Did you miss it? Join us next time. Please see our website for future events and application forms: https://t.co/nvTzJw0BIq

Early Years Foundation Stage

In our Early Years classes, children progress within a language rich environment which provides every available opportunity to use language, interact, take turns, share and talk.

The EYFS curriculum comprises seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three prime areas are:

Communication and Language  - giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development - providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development - helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities

We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

Literacy - encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write

Mathematics - opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures

Understanding the World - guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment

Expressive Arts and Design - enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology

Our staff ensure there is a balance between activities led by children, and activities led or guided by adults. Learning takes place indoors and outdoors, through play, exploration and creative thinking. As children grow older, and as their development allows, there is a gradual shift towards more activities led by adults. This will help children prepare for more formal learning in Key Stage 1.

In planning and guiding the children’s activities, our staff reflect on the different ways that children learn. These characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’;

Active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements;

Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

The curriculum we provide meets the requirements set out in the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage and focuses on developing the children’s skills in line with the Early Learning Goals. Our school fully supports the principle that young children learn through play and by engaging in well-planned, structured activities.

Teaching in Reception builds on the prior experiences of the children in Nursery. During the EYFS, the adults within the setting continually make observations of the children’s progress in order to inform future planning and “next steps” for each child. This is shared with parents.