Flying Start @ Cornwall College Host Toddler Halloween Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Host Toddler Halloween Stay & Play!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College were very excited to host a Halloween-themed Stay & Play!

They welcomed lots of parents and families to enjoy the spooky fun, and lots of the children donned their Halloween fancy dress – as did the nursery staff!

They had creepy crawlies in the jelly, did biscuit decorating and of course some pumpkin carving with the help of the adults!

And after all that playing… it was time for a Halloween snack time!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Explore Stickman Story!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Explore Stickman Story!

To start their new story ‘Stickman’ for this half term, the toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been doing lots of exciting activities!

The toddlers enjoyed using a storyboard to remember the sequence of the story… They move stickman on the board as they read through the story, and are are quickly learning what part of the story comes next along with joining in with the words!

What a great way to interact and join in!

The children and staff also went on a walk to gather leaves…

…and when they got back to nursery, they drew around their friends…

…and did some fantastic gluing and sticking to create a full size stickman of their own!

Great work, toddlers!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Get Outside For Autumn Leaves Printing!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Get Outside For Autumn Leaves Printing!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been enjoying the outdoors, and being inspired by autumn for their latest activities…

They’ve been making animal masks, and exploring their wonderful ‘small world’ areas in the garden!

And they’ve been doing some leaf printing activities too!

After lots of exploring in the garden, collecting leaves and twigs, and talking about the different shapes and patterns… they then used them to make their own leaf and twig printing pictures!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Mark World Mental Health Day With Live Music!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Mark World Mental Health Day With Live Music!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College celebrated World Mental Health Day… and were treated to some live violin music!

The children were really lucky to have a parent visit who brought their violin, especially to play to them! The children talked all about their feelings, and how the violin music could make them feel sad… and then sang some more cheerful nursery rhymes to show how music could also make you feel happy!

 

They also coloured in the brilliant banner you can see in the photo, supporting The Invictus Trust, a local mental health charity!

 

Great work, Cornwall College and a huge thank you to the violinist!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Outdoor Small World!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Outdoor Small World!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been focusing on ‘animal houses’ after looking into owls and nests from their storybook!

They created this great outdoor small world with logs, branches, soil and twigs, which they’ve been playing in and exploring…

…And they even built their own houses within it, for the different animals to live in!

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!