Flying Start @ Marjon Hold Under-3’s Forest School Workshop!

Flying Start @ Marjon Hold Under-3’s Forest School Workshop!

Flying Start @ Marjon held their first ever forest school workshop for under-3’s – welcoming parents and carers to come along and join in!

The toddler and baby parents had great fun exploring in the forest… Trying out a whole range of exiting forest activities including mud kitchen…

….clay faces…

…and even sticky pictures making!

The children also did lots of exploring… looking at what they could find, balancing, and jumping!

The parents all had a great time even if the weather was a little bit damp…

And once they got back to nursery, everybody tucked into a treat of hot chocolate with all the trimmings, and a gingerbread biscuit! What a special way to finish a fantastic day!

A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came along for this forest school adventure!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-School Do Science Experiments!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-School Do Science Experiments!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Marjon have been getting stuck into science club, with some experiments!

In a big group, they tried out a science experiment with bicarbonate soda and vinegar… which cause lots of foaming and fizzing, and an explosion!

They have also had the opportunity to try a smaller version of the experiment out themselves… to make mini explosions!

  

What great photos showing the surprise and excitement!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore Emotions for World Mental Health Day!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore Emotions for World Mental Health Day!

 

Flying Start @ Marjon marked World Mental Health Day by exploring emotions!

The pre-school children practised their emotion expressions, using the emotion props… look at these great photos!

Meanwhile the toddlers using special worksheets to help them think about emotions and feelings.

Great exploration of emotional awareness, for World Mental Health Day!

 

Flying Start @ Marjon Host Grandparents Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Marjon Host Grandparents Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Marjon had a lovely day celebrating Grandparents day, by inviting all the babies’ grandparents in to the nursery for a stay & play session!

The grandparents came along and joined in for an afternoon of playing and crafts with their grandchildren, and all of the children…

….before all getting to tuck into an afternoon tea with some delicious tea and cakes!

Thanks to all the grandparents that attended!

Flying Start @ Marjon Toddlers Explore Autumnal Sensory Play!

Flying Start @ Marjon Toddlers Explore Autumnal Sensory Play!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Marjon have been exploring leaves, pinecones and coloured rice in their sensory tray on a lovely autumnal theme!

They have been building, pouring, filling, and exploring textures using this tray and the had lots of fun doing so!

Some of the toddlers also explored the smell of the rice which was scented using spices…

…and then they made some lovely autumnal pictures using sticks as their paintbrushes!

What lovely autumn themed activities!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-School Explore Yoga & Paint!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-School Explore Yoga & Paint!

The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Marjon have not only been practising their yoga… but they’ve been exploring yoga WITH PAINT!

The children got dressed up in their full suits and wellies, and went outdoors in small groups to the nursery garden, to try out yoga with paint!

This was great messy fun, but also an opportunity for the children so see connections between their movements and the marks on the paper, helping them notice patterns!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore New Season Of Autumn!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore New Season Of Autumn!

 

The toddler and pre-school departments at Flying Start @ Marjon have been getting outdoors, and enjoying the changing seasons as autumn approaches!

 

 

The toddlers have been noticing all the changes on forest school, stamping their feet in the leaves and in in their welly boots!

Then they have been doing some lovely leaf paintings, using big leaves gathered from outdoors… look at their concentration!

 

 

And the pre-school children have even been finding conkers!

 

 

  

 

What great fun and exploring outdoors, as summer becomes autumn!

Flying Start @ Marjon Babies Do Pinecone Paintings!

Flying Start @ Marjon Babies Do Pinecone Paintings!

The babies at Flying Start @ Marjon have been exploring making marks with different objects…

…this week, the babies have been using pinecones!

With some brightly coloured paints, big sheets of paper, and their apron suits on, the babies were ready to go with their large scale art!

They dipped their pinecones – and their hands! – in the paint to create different marks on the paper…

The babies had so much fun exploring the creative activity – and just look at their masterpieces!

Flying Start @ Marjon Babies Explore Forest School!

Flying Start @ Marjon Babies Explore Forest School!

Look at these beautiful black and white photos of the babies at Flying Start @ Marjon enjoying forest school!

 

 

They’ve been exploring the leaves, how they look and feel, as they change for autumn!

 

 

They have had a lovely time finding different things under the leaves and using they hands to crunch the leaves up!

And some of the babies even got to sit in the trees being supported by the staff, and see what that felt like!

What lovely photos of the babies enjoying forest learning!

Flying Start @ Marjon Make Potions In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Marjon Make Potions In The Garden!

 

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Marjon have been feeling magical… and whipping up their own potions in the garden!

 

The children have been gathering lots of natural items as ingredients for their potions…

 

And the staff have been helping them fill big buckets, which the children have been practising their pouring into, and then all having a go at stirring it all up!

 

   

 

Great potion making!