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!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Daily Forest School Adventures!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Daily Forest School Adventures!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been enjoying daily forest sessions where they have been taking their snack with them and then enjoying different activities!

They have been doing bark rubbings with crayons…

  

…playing hide and seek using their counting skills with their huge mascot…

… working together to collect sticks and make dens…

…and also collecting items to bring back to nursery and make a forest style tuff spot!

Well done pre-school, so much great forest-based learning & adventures!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have Fun On Local Library Visit!

     Flying Start @ Duchy Have Fun On Local Library Visit!

The children at Flying Start @ Duchy have visited their brilliant local library again this week for a music and song session!

The children joined in with ring games…

…and interactive songs such as head shoulders knees and toes!

Then the children also got to listen to stories whilst they sat on the big bean bags, and they got really into the stories and even joined in!

A brilliant session again, inspiring the children’s love of reading!

Such a great partnership for the nursery with the library in their community!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-Schoolers Visit Exotic Animals!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-Schoolers Visit Exotic Animals!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy went on a visit to the exotic animal centre on the college campus this week!

They were very interested to see a range of different animals, including snakes, spiders and terrapins!

They were also shown a spider shedding, which looked exactly like the spider itself! The children were completely fascinated by this.

The children enjoyed learning about the different habitats of the animals, and the different things they each needed to keep them healthy.

Thanks to the Duchy College Exotic Animal Centre for hosting the pre-school children for a visit!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Explore Beach Theme!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Explore Beach Theme!

This term the babies at Flying Start @ Duchy have been exploring the theme of beach…

They have been doing lots of playing in the sandpit with buckets and spades to make sand castles!

And they’ve been splashing in the water in the sensory tray, filled with sea animals, shells, and rocks!

The babies have also been doing some beach dressing up with hats, arm bands and rubber rings!

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 @ Duchy Pre-School Learn Spanish!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Learn Spanish!

Flying Start @ Duchy were delighted to welcome back a former parent, who runs ‘Little Spanish Stars’ into the nursery to teach the pre-school children some basic Spanish!

She started off by saying hello in Spanish and getting the children to copy her… They then moved on to sing action songs and she sang along and encouraged the children to join in with her!

They did lots of different action songs, dancing with their scarves and having lots of fun!

Once they had finished the songs they sat down to listen to a story in Spanish…

By the end of the session, the children could all say hello, goodbye, thank you and name their head, shoulders, knee, toes, eyes, ears, mouth and nose- wow!

Great work pre-schoolers, and a huge thank you to Spanish Little Stars!

Flying Start @ Duchy Host Pre-School Graduation Event!

Flying Start @ Duchy Host Pre-School Graduation Event!

Flying Start @ Duchy held a very special event to celebrate their pre-school children who will be going to school, as they graduate from nursery!

      

Lots of parents and families came along, and they had a tea party with lots of party food, and a very special graduation cake…wow!

They played games and then had their graduation ceremony with their special graduation caps on…

Each child leaving received a graduation photo, medal, certificates, and a ‘when I grow up’ picture!

The staff team at Flying Start @ Duchy wish all of their leavers good luck on the next step of their journey.

Also a massive thank you to all of the parents for their support over the time that their child has been with them!

What a fabulous event to send them off!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have Fun In The Nursery Garden!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have Fun In The Nursery Garden!

Flying Start @ Duchy have been making the most of the lovely weather exploring the garden and doing lots of learning outdoors!

The children have been building their own balancing area and changing around by moving the planks, and then carefully balancing and climbing to get across it!

They have also been exploring what happens when you put a ball down a pipe and how the pipe might need to be changed to make sure the ball rolls out of the end…

And they’ve been exploring sand and water in the garden too!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have A Special Visit From The Police!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have A Special Visit From The Police!

The children at Flying Start @ Duchy had a special visit from two local police officers!

They came to the nursery, and brought along a police car and a police motorbike for the children to see… wow!

 

The children were very excited, and even got to sit in the car and on the motorbike!

The officers talked to the children about some of the different equipment they carry…

  

…and they talked to the children all about how they have sirens on their cars and motorbikes – so that they can get to emergencies quickly to help people.

 

The children learned lots and were so excited to meet the policemen…

Ahuge thank you to the local police officers for making the time to visit Flying Start @ Duchy!