Fox Blocks Ground Work

Preschool STEM class

Build Your Own Adventure!

Term 1, 2019

Unit: Build me a Story

Name change for 2019, this age group will be know as GroundWork from 2019 onwards. Next year we are introducing a new age group for our Fox Blocks program which will be for children 2.5 years to 4 years and their adults. We will call this new age group B.Blocks. Our Kindy class age group will be changing name to GroundWork from 2019 onwards. More details to come...

 

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 B-Blocks 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.

What age is B-Blocks for?

B-Blocks is designed for children who are between 3.5 and 6 years of age and not currently attending school. If your child is Prep age, but is attending Kindy in 2018, then B-Blocks is the right class for them. They will be able to attend our ConStruct (Prep to G2) class from 2019 onwards.

  • Age Range: Pre-Prep (3.5 to 6 years).
  • Class Structure: 9 Week Term
  • Class Length: 45 minutes.
  • Cost: $159 (9 weeks)
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Once upon a time there was a tale of construction, team work, and problem solving, but the story doesn't end there. We need a team to build some traditional tales from the ground up! Will the story finish the way it does in legend, or will we build an alternate ending? All I have left to say is this is story telling the Fox Blocks way!

Term 1, 2019 Class Times and Bookings
OPEN from 7:30am, Sept 3rd, 2018



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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.

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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
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.
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 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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