Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Explore Garden Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Explore Garden Play!

 

The babies and toddlers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been enjoying playing in the garden!

The children have been exploring loose parts, making mud pies in the mud kitchen…

…playing in the play house and using their physical skills to climb up the slide!

What lovely exploring and playing!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Do Leaf Painting!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Do Leaf Painting!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy were recently asked about the sort of activities they would like to do in the forest, for forest school…

One child suggested that they could collect some leaves and then use them for special painting back at nursery!

So the nursery staff made this activity happen, and the children all picked up a big leaf in the forest and brought it back to nursery…

They mixed up autumnal colours for the paint…

And then they got stuck in painting!

 

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Do Woodwork!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Do Woodwork!

The preschool children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been joining in with weekly woodwork sessions!

They have been talking about the different tools and equipment that they use as well as why they have to be careful, and the safety equipment that they need to wear…

And they’ve been making some brilliant finished products… just look at that big smile!

Well done pre-school!

Flying Start @ Duchy Mark World Mental Health Day In The Forest!

Flying Start @ Duchy Mark World Mental Health Day In The Forest!

A mindfulness wake up routine in the forest? Oh yes! Flying Start @ Duchy kicked off World Mental Health Day with a Mindfulness-themed Wake Up Shake Up!

 

 

 

The pre-schoolers enjoyed being around nature out in the forest, and did a full routine of stretching, leaping, and deep breaths!

 

 

 

Meanwhile, the babies & toddlers did their mindful wake up with lots of stretching and breathing back in the nursery on their mats!

 

What a great way to kick off World Mental Health day…

    

Flying Start @ Duchy Parents Join In With Forest School!

Flying Start @ Duchy Parents Join In With Forest School!
Flying Start @ Duchy continue with their daily forest sessions, as well as inviting pre-school parents and grandparents to join in every Monday!
This week, the children listened to a woodland story as they sat on the logs…
…and then picked an animal each to make a home for!
This meant the children and parents had to work together to carry large sticks, leaves and various objects they could find in the forest, to create the homes!
They were very proud of their end results – and a huge thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined in!
  
All pre-school parents/grandparents at Flying Start @ Duchy are welcome to come along every Monday from 9.30am – 11am for the forest stay & play session!

Flying Start @ Duchy Fundraise for the Invictus Trust!

Flying Start @ Duchy Fundraise for the Invictus Trust!

Flying Start @ Duchy have spent the week fundraising for the Invictus Trust, which is a local mental health charity in Cornwall. The nursery have done different activities on each day of the week…

On Monday, they guessed how many sweets were in the jar!

On Tuesday, the children dressed up in their pyjamas, and wore them into nursery for the day!

On Wednesday, they did a quiz about the staff, which was very funny!

On Thursday, they did a sponsored toddle out around the grounds!

And on Friday, they held a cake sale!

They also had a colouring competition and a raffle running all week!

Their current fundraising total is an amazing £461, with the cake sale funds yet to be added… wow!

A massive thank you to each and every parent who has joined in and raised money for The Invictus Trust with the nursery!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit The Honey Fair!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit The Honey Fair!

The pre-school children and staff at Flying Start @ Duchy had a great time at the Honey Fair in Callington!

They had a look around the many stalls selling all of the beeswax and honey products…

They they got to see the bees in their special container! The expert lady explained to the children what the bees were doing and how they made the honey, and the children were fascinated!

Then to the children’s delight, they bought a jar of honey to have as a special part of snack when they got back to nursery!

The pre-schoolers all had a lovely time finished off with a play in the park!

Flying Start @ Duchy Host Forest School Stay & Play for Parents!

Flying Start @ Duchy Host Forest School Stay & Play for Parents!

Flying Start @ Duchy invited parents, carers, and family members to come along and join in with forest school with the nursery…

Lots of parents and grandparents came along this week, and together everybody put their forest school kit on, and went off on an adventure…

The adults and children all worked together to collect lots of leaves, sticks, pinecones and lots of other natural objects!

They then made pictures with what they had collected!

Afterwards, they played a fun game of hide & seek!

The nursery want to say a big ‘thank you’ to the parents and grandparents who came along to the forest stay and play, and got so stuck in with forest fun!

        

A reminder to all parents, carers, and grandparents, that Flying Start @ Duchy will be holding forest stay and play sessions every Monday from 9.30- 11am if you would like to join in!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Bubble Painting!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Bubble Painting!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy had a great time doing some bubble painting!

The children mixed up the paint themselves, choosing their colours…

Then they added the washing up liquid, and used straws to make Bubble Mountains!

They enjoyed watching the bubbles grow, and seeing the colours,  and also popping them as well!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Do French Club!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Do French Club!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy have started their new French club, firstly learning how to say hello and goodbye!

This week, they have concentrated on colours, saying them out loud and then colouring in a rainbow and practising saying them!

  

What a great start, well done pre-schoolers!