Flying Start @ Duchy Role-Play A Farm Shop!

Flying Start @ Duchy Role-Play A Farm Shop! 

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been playing in their new farm shop role play area!

The children have been taking it in turns buying milk, and vegetables, and driving around the farm in the tractor!

Great work, Duchy!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go On Scavenger Hunt In The Forest!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go On Scavenger Hunt In The Forest!

Despite the cold weather, the pre-schoolers and toddlers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been wrapping up warm and getting outside for some exciting adventures!

The pre-schoolers and toddlers went to the forest, to go on a scavenger hunt!

They were given special ‘scavenger hunt’ instructions to find different objects including: something straight, two leaves, something fuzzy, and something beautiful!

The children really enjoyed exploring and finding all the different objects!

The children then found a stick each to draw and write in the mud. Some of the older children wrote some letters, and drew pictures too!

 

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Do Big Colourful Paintings!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Do Big Colourful Paintings!

The babies at Flying Start @ Duchy have been getting stuck in with large scale painting!

They have been pushing cars through paint making tracks and rolling balls back and forth, through all the brightly coloured paints!

The children were really engaged in this activity and babbling excitedly lots!

Flying Start @ Duchy & Saltash Make Natural Forest Paintings!

Flying Start @ Duchy & Saltash Make Natural Forest Paintings!

Flying Start @ Saltash have been visiting the Flying Start @ Duchy nursery to join in with Forest School activities!

This week, they collected natural materials whilst they were out and about in the forest…

Then they went back to nursery to do some mark-making…they mixed together some paint and then started to create!

They splodged, stamped and rolled their materials around to make lovely pictures!

Well done Duchy and Saltash – what a great activity to do together, and use the natural environment!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do A Fundraising Week For A Children’s Charity!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do A Fundraising Week For A Children’s Charity!

Flying Start @ Duchy have been holding a whole Fundraising Week for Children’s Hospice South West!

They held a ‘guess the baby’ competition where staff brought in photos, a fancy dress day, how many sweets in the jar, cake sale and a raffle to end the week!

They raised a brilliant £393.65. Big thanks go to all the staff and parents for their generosity!

Flying Start @ Duchy Explore The Cat In The Hat Story!

Flying Start @ Duchy Explore ‘Cat In The Hat’ Story!

The preschool children at Flying Start @ Duchy went on another of their exciting visits to the Old School Library and did some special activities which were all linked to the story Cat in the Hat!

Firstly, they sat and listened beautifully to the story which was read to them…

Then they had a go at making and decorating their very own hat!

Look how fantastic they look – and the children all got to take them home as well!

The preschool children then played a throwing game where they had to get the bean bags in the hole! The children then suggested that the grownups had a turn which brought lots of laughter!

Well done Duchy – another great trip within the local community, and a fantastic local partnership!

Flying Start @ Saltash & Duchy Join Together For Forest School Adventures!

Flying Start @ Saltash & Duchy Join Together For Forest School Adventures!

Flying Start @ Saltash have been visiting the Flying Start @ Duchy nursery, who are on the beautiful Royal College campus with a huge forest… to join together for weekly Forest School sessions!

The children have really enjoyed making new friends, and going on lots of forest school adventures together…

One of their favourite activities has been using clay and natural resources to make faces!

The children all carefully selected which tree they were going to stick their clay on, then started to mould it…

They then found leaves, sticks and other natural items around the forest to create the features!

Fantastic work Saltash & Duchy!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Halloween With Pumpkin Fun!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Halloween With Pumpkin Fun!

Flying Start @ Duchy had great fun celebrating Halloween…

The children had a go at carving pumpkins, scooping out all of the insides, and creating faces on the front!

With the help of the staff, the children were all very careful and had a go, and then all helped to scoop out all the pumpkin goop inside!

  

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate Diwali!

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate Diwali!

To celebrate the festival of Diwali, the pre-schoolers did some special arts and crafts activities…

The staff had some photos of beautiful henna designs which are done on peoples’ hands as part of  Diwali! They showed the photos to the children, and using them as inspiration, they also had a go at decorating some hands!

To make designs on the hands, they used the other end of a paintbrush, and dipped it into paint.

The children had lots of fun creating their unique designs!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Do Welly-Boot Painting!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Do Welly-Boot Painting!

The babies at Flying Start @ Duchy have had great fun getting creative, wearing their welly boots!

With the help of the staff, the babies put their wellies on, and dipped them into paint!

 

Then they walked up and down the big sheet of paper and made colourful footprints!