Flying Start @ Penryn Visit A Donkey Sanctuary!

Flying Start @ Penryn Visit A Donkey Sanctuary!
Flying Start @ Penryn went on a very exciting trip… to the Flicka Donkey sanctuary!
The children and staff met lots of friendly donkeys… they got to stroke them all nice and gently, and even had a go at grooming them as well!
They also met a big fluffy donkey called Big Bertie!
And there was even a little baby donkey who was only a few weeks old!
The children really enjoyed meeting all the donkeys and petting them, and learning lots from the friendly staff at the Donkey Sanctuary….
A huge thank you to Flicka Donkey Sanctuary!
 

Flying Start @ Penryn Pre-Schoolers Do Science Experiments!

Flying Start @ Penryn Pre-Schoolers Do Exciting Science Experiments!
The after-schoolers and pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Penryn have been exploring a space and science theme recently!
 
To really explore science and experiments, the children have had a go at making their own slime, by mixing up lots of ingredients, to get the slimy gooey consistency!
And the science fun didn’t stop there…with the help of staff and parents who were joining in, they also created a volcanic explosion in a sand tray – wow!!
A huge thank you to the parents who came in to help with all the science exploration too!

Flying Start @ Penryn Pre-Schoolers Enjoy Sports Day!

Flying Start @ Penryn Pre-Schoolers Enjoy Sports Day!

The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Penryn have been having great fun at their sports day!

They went onto the Penryn rugby club full-size pitch, and took part in sack races, egg and spoon races, and a race where they had to balance a bean bag on their head!

There was even a race for the Mummies, Daddies and relatives who came to watch!!

There were special trophies, and lots of fun was had by all!

Well done Penryn, and a special thanks to Penryn rugby club!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Penryn have been celebrating the graduation of their pre-school children, as they leave nursery to go up to big school!!

There was a huge turnout of parents and families, as well as the whole nursery, to see the special event… and the pre-schoolers performed a special graduation song in front of all of them!

   

The children all got to wear a special gown and a black graduation cap, and carry a special scroll! And they all got special medals too!

The pre-school staff team are very sad to see their amazing pre-school children go, but wish them the very best for the next step in their journey at big school!

Flying Start @ Penryn Enjoy Singing With A Song Bag!

Flying Start @ Penryn Enjoy Singing With A Song Bag!

In the baby room at Flying Start @ Penryn, the staff have introduced a ‘song bag’ filled with items that help them pick which song they’re going to sing…

Every morning, the children get to pick an item out of the bag, and then they sing the song for that item!

The children have been loving this new concept, and get very excited for their turn to put their arm in the magic song bag!

Flying Start @ Penryn Practice Sun Safety!

Flying Start @ Penryn Practice Sun Safety!

The children at Flying Start @ Penryn have been thinking lots about sun safety, in the recent hot and sunny weather!

They’ve been practising using their dollies, with their three key steps to sun safety:

Putting sun cream on…

    

Wearing a sun hat…

And drinking lots of water to stay hydrated!

Well done, Penryn!

Flying Start @ Penryn Think About Feelings For Mental Health Awareness Week!

Flying Start @ Penryn Think About Feelings For Mental Health Awareness Week!
For Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, Flying Start @ Penryn have made a wonderful display in the pre-school department…
The display has the pre-schooler’s photos and their names, along with different emotion cards. In the morning, when they are sitting down and filling in the register, the key-workers are asking the children how they are feeling, and the children go and place an emotion card next to their name!
If one of the children has picked up a sad emotion card, then a key-worker will ask about how they can all help that child to feel a bit happier today, and they will all think of things that can help them to smile!
Fantastic work, Penryn!

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 @ Penryn Make Chocolate Nests!

Flying Start @ Penryn Make Chocolate Nests!

Flying Start @ Penryn have been getting involved in Easter fun, and baking some delicious chocolate nests!

The children have been carefully mixing shredded wheat, chocolate, and all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl…

Spooning them into bun cases…

…And making some delicious nests to eat & take home!!