Fox Blocks B-Blocks

Preschool STEM class

Build Your Own Adventure! Term 3, 2017
Unit: Higher, Stronger, Longer

B.Blocks is a fun class designed for kids in the Pre-Prep / Kindy age bracket. This class offers an early introduction to group work, planning, problem solving and teamwork.

How Does a BBlocks Class Work? In this class kids will work together as a class 'team' to solve a set of problems, and complete projects. Kids at this age are just starting to learn about sharing and teamwork, and although not quite ready to work in pairs or small groups, kids will have an individual project which will be part of a whole class solution.

How many kids in a class? In this age group we will have up to 8 children in each class. This means there is lots of one on one time with our teacher, and plenty of help at hand to solve tricky problems.

What materials do you use? In B.Blocks we use a wide variety of construction and engineering tools and materials. Our core resources are Lego, Duplo Education, Kid K'Nex, Magformers, Goldiblox, and Fischertechnik. We also have a large variety of mixed resources and class props. Each term brings a new theme, a new focus, and many different resources to learn, explore, and enjoy.

Many children in this age group are quite familiar with using little Lego at home, however in this class when using Lego, will will usually use Duplo education sets, so that we can build bigger things faster. We teach kids that all materials we use in class are simply just tools (whether big or small) and they all have their place in learning.

How Long Does A Class Go For? A B.Blocks lesson will run for 45 minutes. The children attend the class without their grown up for the first 40 minutes, then adults and siblings are invited into the class for the last 5 minutes of the lesson. This enables the teacher to explain what the topic for the day has been, and for the children to show their adults their projects.

What do the kids take home each week? Each week the children will have a photo taken with their creation, which is then printed on a lesson information card. These build into a portfolio of work over the course of the term, with the kids able to look back and see all their creations they have build during their time in class.

What topics do we cover in B.Blocks? In this age group we have 6 different units covering topics such as mechanical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, animal science, town planning, logic and sequencing. Children will explore engineering, early maths, science, planning, sequencing, and divergent thinking in a fun, engaging and creative way.

Can I attend the class with my child? In this age group we request that adults do attend the lesson with their children. Kids in this age group are a learning new skills of independence, to work as a group, and to relate to other kids in a class environment. Children may join this class after they have reached the minimum age of 3.5 years, and are happy to have their grown up wait just outside the classroom.

Where did the Fox Blocks program come from? The Fox Blocks program has been designed and developed by our team of Flying Fox Studios teachers, right here in Brisbane. Written by educaters and engineers, it combines play based learning for the littlies, instructional learning for the older kids, and lots of teamwork! We have been running the program for over 8 years from our Everton Park studio, and have seen thousands of children attend our classes over the years.

We are passionate about creating a curriculum that focus on all branches of the STEM/STEAM tree, and not just one part. So throughout our entire Fox Block curriculum you will see all the elements of Science, Tenchnology, Engineering and Maths at play.


 


Children must meet the minimum age requirement before enrolling in a class at Flying Fox Studios. This is our standard policy across all classes, programs, and age groups. We will give a 4 week 'grace' period for children close to the cut off, however other than this we will not enrol children into out of age range classes. Children must be at least 3.5 years of age minimum to enrol or trial in this age group.

 

  • Age Range: Pre-Prep (3.5 to 5 years).
  • Class Structure: 9 Week Term
  • Class Length: 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $159

This term we are challenging limits and setting records as we explore STEM through constructing higher towers, building stronger houses, and making machines go for longer. Each week we will work together in teams to build the tallest, strongest, furthest, largest, and longest solutions to our problems. Each week we will combine your imagination with our selection of Lego Duplo, Roominate, Quadrilla and more as we seek to live out the motto "Altius, Fortius, Diu". Are you up for the challenge?

Term 3, 2017 classes begin on Monday 17th of July, 2017

Term 3, 2017 Class Times and Bookings click here

Free trial lesson available, see below for details and how to book.



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At Flying Fox Studios we offer a free trial lesson for all our term classes (Kindermusik, ZommArt for Kids, & Fox Blocks) 
  • Free trial lessons must be booked in advance, and are subject to class availability.
  • A free trial booking does not hold a place in a class for the remainder of term.
  • Free trial lessons are not available in the first week of any term.
  • A free trial lesson will include parents in the classroom for the following age groups only - Kindermusik Village Babies, Kindermusik Our Time, ZoomArt for Kids Scribblers. For all other classes parents are expected to wait outside the classroom until the lesson has finished.
  • Please arrive early for your trial class. It can be intimidating for children to join a new setting after the lesson has begun.
  • To book a lesson, please phone 38551528 or email us on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Studio Address: 749-753 Southpine Rd Everton Park
(Crn Barton St & South Pine Rd)
Phone: 07 3855 1528
Email: info@flyingfoxstudios.com.au
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