Flying Start @ Helston Get Creative With Motion in the Ocean Theme!

Flying Start @ Helston Get Creative With Motion in the Ocean Theme!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Helston have been getting creative!
They have been making, painting, cutting and sticking to create lots of different sea creatures for their learning theme, ‘Motion in the Ocean’!
The children worked really hard on their brilliant painting – and got very stuck in as you can see from the photos!
Once they have all dried through, they will be hung from the toddler room ceiling to make the illusion that it is under the water!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Zoo-Themed Arts & Crafts!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Zoo-Themed Arts & Crafts!
The baby department at Flying Start @ Helston have been exploring paint!
To go with their learning theme of ‘the zoo’ this term, they made green spiral snakes from paper plates!
The babies got stuck right in using their hands to spread the green paint all around the plate for a great effect! They also used objects like blocks to do some printing – to make lovely patterns!
The staff helped them cut their snakes into spirals… and look how great the finished product looks!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Wizards Hats!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Wizards Hats!
The toddler department at Flying Start @ Helston have recently been reading and enjoying the story book ‘Superworm’!
Since reading the story, the toddlers have been busy making wizards hats just like in the book!
They decorated their hats with lots of sparkles and glitter to make them look mystical, and then even practised some spells!
Look how fantastic they look!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-Schoolers Make Salt Dough!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-Schoolers Make Salt Dough! 
The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Helston have been making salt dough figures in the shape of fruits!
The children rolled out the salt dough with their rolling pins, and decided which fruits they would like to make for their role play!
The staff and children spoke all about the fruit shapes, sizes, colours, and even where they grow!
Once made into brilliant fruit shapes, the staff popped them in the oven… to be painted bright colours later on! Look how fantastic they look!

Flying Start @ Helston Toddlers Measure Their Heights!

Flying Start @ Helston Toddlers Measure Their Heights! 

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Helston have been measuring their heights, and comparing how tall they are with their friends, on their flower height chart on the wall!

Each child waited their turn to be measured, and got excited to compare who was the tallest out of all of the children!

The children loved having their height taken   and marked on the chart… and they can’t wait to compare in a few weeks, and see if any of them have grown!

 

Flying Start @ Helston Have A Special Visitor!

Flying Start @ Helston Have A Special Visitor!
Flying Start @ Helston had a very special visitor come into their nursery this week… one of the children’s Dads came in to talk about his job!
Jacob’s Dad has a very exciting job, as he fixes racing cars!!
He talked to the children all about what he does, and how makes special parts to make the cars go extra fast!
He also brought in some of the parts for the children to hold and look at – they were very fascinated, and all had a go at holding the shiny heavy objects!
  
Thank you to Jacob’s Dad for taking time out to come and share his very exciting job with the children!

Flying Start @ Helston Talk About Their Feelings For Mental Health Awareness Week!

Flying Start @ Helston Talk About Their Feelings For Mental Health Awareness Week!

Flying Start @ Helston have been thinking all about their feelings as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The children laid down on their bellies, and wrote or drew things that make them happy in bright coloured pens, and things that make them feel worried or sad in dark coloured pens.

Then the staff and the children chatted about what we can do if we feel worried or sad – and all the children said that a hug was their favourite solution.

Great work, Helston!

Flying Start @ Helston Celebrate Flora Day!

Flying Start @ Helston Celebrate Flora Day!

We hope all the children, parents, and staff at Flying Start @ Helston had a fabulous weekend at Flora Day!!

The town and shops were looking beautiful decorated in greenery and beautiful bluebells…

The children and staff were all very excited, and the whole nursery got involved and took bunches of bluebells to the town hall in support of the big event!

The children even painted their own bluebell pictures to decorate the nursery with!!

Flying Start @ Helston Celebrate Flora’s Birthday!!

Flying Start @ Helston Celebrate Flora’s Birthday!!
The children & staff at Flying Start @ Helston have been celebrating the 24th birthday of Flying Start Nurseries this week!! Every year, the children enjoy birthday-themed fun, for ‘Flora’ who is the little girl in our logo!
For Flora’s birthday, the toddlers all made special party hats… they had lots of fun creating them, choosing the colours, and sticking lots of bright & sparkly items on them!
In the pre-school room, they threw a party with music and balloons, and all danced and played party games!
     
They even had a go at baking a birthday cake…