Flying Start @ Duchy Visit College Creche For Playtime!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit College Creche For Playtime!

The toddlers and pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been on a visit to the creche, on their campus at Duchy College Stoke Climsland!

They got to do lots of different activities, and explore lots of different play, including playing in the gloop, playing with dolls, the train tracks, farm animals, and the kitchen home corner!

The children all enjoyed themselves lots – and Flying Start @ Duchy love to make the most of the facilities on campus, and their partnership with the college!

Flying Start @ Duchy Practice Balancing!

Flying Start @ Duchy Practice Balancing!
The preschool children at Flying Start @ Duchy have all been having a go at balancing using all different materials, constructions, and heights in the garden!
They have been experimenting how they can walk along something and balance using their arms to help them, and carefully putting one foot in front of the other…
Look at that fantastic concentration!

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!
Flying Start @ Duchy had a lovely time celebrating their pre-schoolers graduating from nursery, to go to big school!!
Parents and children joined the Duchy staff team last Saturday for the graduation celebration, and they had a buffet style lunch, a special cake, and then a full award ceremony!
The leavers all received special certificates, medals, and a framed copy of their graduation photo!
A huge thank you to everybody who came, and the team wish all of the leavers lots of luck in their next adventures, as they take their next step on their journey of lifelong learning!!
   

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit Local Micro Library!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit Local Micro Library!
The toddlers and pre-school departments at Flying Start @ Duchy went on an exciting visit the micro library in Stoke Climsland!
The children and staff went on a walk to the library altogether, to join in with a music session which was put on just for them!!
The children joined in with singing, dancing, musical instruments, puppets, and much more in an exciting fun-packed session!!
And then the children all sat down to enjoy some books and snacks!
   
What a fantastic trip, and a great chance to get out in the community – thank you to lovely staff at the micro library for putting on a special session for the children!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit Farm Animals!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit The Farm Animals On The College Campus!
The toddlers and preschoolers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been visiting their onsite animals on the Duchy College campus!
The children were really excited to see the lambs, and how they have grown since they last saw them!!
When they saw the chickens, some of the children were able to talk about their own chickens at home – and even share their names!
The children loved to see the rabbits and the guinea pigs, and how fluffy and cuddly they looked!
   

Flying Start @ Duchy Have Forest School Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have Forest School Stay & Play With Parents!
Flying Start @ Duchy held a Forest School stay & play session for the parents and families to come along and see what adventures and learning they get up to in the forest!
Children of all ages attended with their parents, and they enjoyed lots of forest school activities!
The older children were definitely able to lead the way and show their parents what they do!
 
The children made magic potions…  one child called theirs a chocolate surprise!
They also made animal homes,
created bark rubbings and collected natural objects along the way.
    
A great adventure for all!

Flying Start @ Duchy Toddlers Explore Superworms!

Flying Start @ Duchy Toddlers Explore Their Superworm Tuff Spot!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been exploring their superworm tuff spot using their new large magnifying glasses!
The children enjoyed looking through them and seeing what they could observe in the tuff spot which was full of soil, twigs and moss, and ‘super worms’ of course …
Whilst it was tricky at first, the children soon caught the hang of using the magnifying glasses, and were getting very excited by what they could find!
 

Flying Start @ Duchy’s Babies Visit The Library!

Flying Start @ Duchy’s Babies Enjoyed Music, Bubbles and Stories On Their Library Visit!
The babies walked to the library in the village from the nursery, and were greeted with an exciting music session!
Listening to a guitar the babies were excited by lots of songs about animals using different props, the children stayed engaged by getting more physical… bouncing up and down and moving around the room to the music!
The babies then explored some new book, turning the pages and enjoying recognising familiar pictures and pointing to what they knew.
Thankyou to the library for making the babies so welcome and providing such an exciting session!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Explore Beach Role Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy Babies Explore Beach Role Play!

The baby department at Flying Start @ Duchy have been focusing on the beach as their theme for this half term!
The children have been exploring beach dress up… including arm bands, rubber rings, and beach clothes! The staff have also been talking to the children about why it is important to wear certain items for safety when they’re at the beach!
The staff filled the large sensory tray with sand to re-create the beach, and the babies have been loving playing in it, building sandcastles, and getting covered in sand!!