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!!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Life-Size Drawings!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Life-Size Drawings!

The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Duchy have started their exciting new learning theme, ‘All About Me’.

To kick off their new theme, they started with an exciting art activity… they taped large pieces of paper on the floor, lay down on them and lay very still, and then an adult drew around them to get their full-size outline!

The children then talked about themselves and what they needed to add to their bodies. The children talked about eyes to see, ears to hear and various clothes to keep them warm!

The children were so proud of their finished artwork & very excited to show their families at home time!!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have RNLI Visit!

Flying Start @ Duchy Have RNLI Visit!
The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Duchy had a really special visit from the RNLI, where they learned all about beach
and water safety!
   
The children were shown flags that they may see on the beach, and learned what they each mean…
They were also shown lots of useful pictures, and even shown what the lifeguards wear and how they can always help out if there is a problem…
The children were fully engaged with their listening ears, and have been talking about it ever since!
A huge thank you to the RNLI for such a brilliant informative session, and for taking the time to visit the nursery!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Dentists Role Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Dentists Role Play! 

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been enjoying their new Dentists role play!

The children have been dressing up as dentists, taking notes, and taking it in turns to visit the dentists!

It has also been a good opportunity for the staff to start lots of conversations about dental hygiene, and how important it is that we brush our teeth well!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go For A Picnic!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go For A Picnic!

Flying Start @ Duchy have been making the most of the beautiful weather recently! They’ve been putting their sun cream and sun hats on and getting out and about for lots of walks around the amazing college grounds…

On this especially sunny day, all of the children & staff went for a big walk together, and then all sat down for a picnic snack!

They sat out their picnic rug, and all had snack time together. Whilst they were eating, they  spotted horses and a tractor!

 

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Woodwork!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Woodwork! 

Flying Start @ Duchy have been trying out their new Tinkering Kids woodwork sets!

Under supervision, the pre-schoolers have been creating shapes in the wood using special woodwork tools for children…

The children all wore their special safety equipment, goggles, tabards, and hats; and they did some hammering, used a hand drill, and used a screw driver!

They listened to instructions really carefully and all had an amazing time trying out this exciting equipment, and improving their fine motor skills!

FLYING START CELEBRATES 24 YEARS!!!

FLYING START CELEBRATES 24 YEARS!!!

Today is Flying Start’s 24th birthday!!!

Across all of our nurseries, we are celebrating Flora’s (our little girl with a kite on our logo!) birthday, with birthday cake and lots of party games!

A huge thank you to all of the children, parents, families, and staff who have been a part of Flying Start over the last 24 years… We have seen different generations and whole families come through the nurseries, and hundreds of children given a Flying Start to Lifelong Learning!

As well as our loyal amazing staff – some who have been with us for many many years – who help make those Flying Starts happen!

Thank you all & here is to many more brilliant years!

Flying Start @ Duchy Grow Sunflowers!

Flying Start @ Duchy Grow Sunflowers!

At Flying Start @ Duchy, they have been learning all about the life-cycle of a sunflower!

The children have been planting sunflowers seeds in soil, which they are going to look after carefully, with the help of the staff…

  

And the staff have even made this fantastic display in the garden, so that the children can keep track of their exciting sunflower growth!