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On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Canal and River Trust into school for a water safety assembly. Fabulous engagement from all our pupils and some great information shared. Thank you


Our Year 2 class enjoyed their first cooking lesson this week. Attenborough class made their own dough and chopped the toppings for their pizza's. They then took these home with instructions on how to cook for their dinner!


We recently welcome a talented local artist into school to work with our reception class. Delia shared her work, style, media and inspirations as well as running activities with the children allowing them to learn new techniques.


Thank you Banbury Library for sharing these beautiful pictures of our Year 1 and Year 2 class' art work after their trip to the library to celebrate World Book day 2023.


What a fantastic week celebrating World Book day! We have had breakfast and a book with our families, our reading challenge, school trip to Banbury library and now our favourite book character costumes.


We had a fantastic turn out for our breakfast and a book morning.



We welcomed in some of our parents/carers yesterday to assist with our community art project. They are helping create a fabulous Cherry Tree out of recycling materials. We cant wait to see it completed!


Here is our fabulous Reception class team dressed up for NSPCC number day!


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Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection


We are officially OUTSTANDING!Read the report: are also in the local news! Read the report here: couldn't have done this without our amazing staff, pupils and supportive family community - well done everyone!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


Sports4Kids coming soon to Cherry Fields.


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!


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.


Summer 1 Curriculum Newsletter





Welcome back!

The children showed high levels of engagement over the last term where we focused on the theme of art, and we are confident they will enjoy this term’s focus on growth and change too!  As the warmer weather will hopefully continue, please send your child to nursery with sun cream applied and a sun hat. Additionally, we will need a named sun cream to keep at nursery, so that we can reapply sun cream to your child for the afternoon session.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional development: The children will be learning about the attributes that help us to be compassionate, one of our school values.  We will be thinking about how we can show compassion towards others as well as for living things in our environments such as Minibeasts. Children will be learning to be patient as they observe the lifecycle of a butterfly first hand.  As we prepare for our sports day challenges, children will be developing resilience and determination.

Communication and Language: The children will be developing their speaking skills as they talk about how they have changed in their life so far since they were born.  They will be talking about their families and the differences or similarities between themselves and other family members.  As we closely observe the butterfly lifecycle, children will be using their oracy skills through commenting on the changes they notice.

Literacy Key Text: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Once There Were Giants by Martin Waddell.

Physical development: We will encourage children to move in different ways similar to different minibeasts, developing their physical skills by crawling, scuttling, wriggling etc.  Children will be learning to move competitively as they practice races for sports day.


STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths)

Term 5 is our Science focus for STEAM, the children will be learning…

Understanding the World: The World/People and Communities:

  • That living things change over time
  • Living things can look very different after they have changed
  • Some changes can be seen – others can’t
  • Non-living things stay the same


Maths, number and shape, space and measure:

  • To recognise and create a symmetrical pattern
  • To count objects with accuracy and make comparisons
  • To subitise (say the number without counting) groups up to 5
  • To compare size using mathematical language such as shorter, shortest, longer, longest


Expressive Arts and Design, Exploring media and materials:

  • To create Butterfly artwork, exploring elements of pattern
  • To create observational drawings of living and non-living things
  • To use a variety of tools to create art with different media.



This term we will be introducing the Read Write Inc (RWI) speed sounds with our rising reception children where they will be learning to recognise individual letter sounds and to write the letter shape by learning a simple rhyme, for example, ‘down the tower and across the tower’ for the letter ‘t’.  We will let you know the letters that we are focusing on each week, so that you can support your child’s learning at home.

Our younger nursery children will be continuing to work on early phonic skills by joining in with rhymes, songs and listening games.


Talk Through Stories

Our talk through story sessions continues to be a hit with Nursery. We love exploring new texts and really getting to grips with the story line, identifying the problem and the solutions and becoming familiar with the key characters within the story. This term we will be reading:

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl 

Gecko’s Echo by Lucy Rowland

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with me at the end of the school day.

Mr Morten



Letters Home Date  
Term 2 Curriculum Newsletter - Nursery 06th Nov 2020 Download
Talking with your children 13th May 2022 Download