Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Leaf Paintings!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Leaf Paintings!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been using the leaves from their last outdoor trip to make leaf prints!

This is part of their exploration of their story book ‘Owl Babies’ that they’re reading in the toddler department this month!

The children have been inspired by the changing autumn weather, using lots of different leaves and different colours when painting the leaves…

And they really enjoyed pressing them onto the     coloured paper to make different patterns and prints!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Explore Owl Babies Story!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Explore Owl Babies Story!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have taken their learning outside this week!

In groups, the children have been enjoying their activities on the sports field on campus this week…

They have been reading a new story book for this half term ‘Owl Babies’, and they started off with an outdoor story time!

They have been exploring the story, and once they were out in the woodland area… they decided to act it out and do their best owl impressions!

  

What great owl impressions!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Emotions!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Emotions!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been exploring and learning all about emotions, and trying to recognise the feelings of others, as well as their own.

The children have been using mirrors and emotion cards to help describe the way in which they feel! They’ve been using their brilliant display and the mirror to look at their expressions, and mimic different emotions…

Have a look at these grumpy and shocked faces!

Great work exploring emotions, toddlers!

Flying Start Managers & Team Leaders Attend Annual Away Day!

Flying Start Managers & Team Leaders Attend Annual Away Day!

 

At Flying Start, we pride ourselves on offering our staff extensive development opportunities. And one of the highlights of the calendar for our Managers and Team Leaders, is our Annual Away Day!

 

 

The Managers and Team Leaders from our nurseries across Cornwall and Plymouth came together for a day themed around ‘Healthy Workplace’.

 

 

 

They took part in a morning of workshop sessions that included developing 5 year forward plans, and innovative training sessions led by the Senior Team.

 

The staff will take their new learning back to their staff, to cascade to all of our nursery teams!

 

 

In the afternoon, it was time to head outside onto the beach and get active in the fresh air – an essential part of the Healthy Workplace initiative! They kicked off with a problem solving activity that demanded communication and lots of teamwork…

 

…And then enjoyed games of rounders and volleyball in teams! There was lots of encouragement, and lots of fun had by all!

 

 

They finished the day with a good old game of Tug Of War!

 

 

A huge thanks to the Senior Team for organising such a brilliant Away Day, and to all our Managers & Team Leaders for attending with such enthusiasm as always!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Explore Outdoors!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Explore Outdoors!

The baby department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been exploring the natural outside environment to help support the development of their senses!

They have been using their magnify glasses in the garden to look at the flowers they are growing and looking after!

They have also explored the wider environment, on regular trips to the college field. Whilst up there, they found some small flowers to investigate!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Pre-School Visit The Beach!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Pre-School Visit The Beach!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been enjoying their beach school visits, in the beautiful sunny weather!


And they have been using the beach environment to practice their school readiness skills!

Whilst at the beach, they also discussed ‘stranger danger’ and how to keep themselves safe.

Great work at beach school!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Enjoy Paddling Pool!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Enjoy Paddling Pool!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been reading a great story book this half term, called ‘Tip Tap Went The Crab’…

And to expand on the book and explore the story even further, the staff decided to get a paddling pool and recreate tip tapping in their very own rockpool outside!

The toddlers have been taking turn paddling in the pool outside, in the beautiful sunshine!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Rugby Masterclasses!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Rugby Masterclasses!

At Flying Start @ Cornwall College, the entire nursery has been focusing on a ‘Let’s Get Moving’ theme!

Each department – from babies to pre-school has had a special rugby guest in to visit them, and help them learn ball skills, in mini rugby masterclasses!

The babies were visited by a professional Pirates rugby player….

The toddlers were taught rugby skills from qualified rugby coach Lou…

And the pre-school got stuck in with a session Camborne rugby player Jordan…

What great fun getting active and learning a new skill… and a huge thank you to all of our rugby experts who gave up their time to visit the nursery!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Get Active at Heartlands!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Get Active at Heartlands!

As part of their ‘Let’s Get Moving’ theme, the baby department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been getting outdoors for some exploring and activity!

The babies went on a trip to Heartlands, to the amazing adventure playground, to climb, slide and jump!

The children all had a great time…

… and are loving their theme of ‘get moving’!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!

The children and staff at Flying Start @ Cornwall College had a lovely birthday party to celebrate Flora’s (Flying Start’s logo) 25th birthday as Flying Start Nurseries celebrated a huge 25 YEARS of being in business!

The children made wonderful decorations, and the staff helped by adding lots of balloons, to really decorate their party!

They all sang happy birthday with a delicious cake made by Jacqui one of the brilliant staff members.

Then they all tucked into a BIG party snack and party games with all the children, including ‘find flora’ where they had coloured in lots of little floras, they were hidden by the staff, and then the children went on a treasure hunt to find them!

Some parents came along to join in the celebrations too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLYING START!