Flying Start @ Saltash Make Halloween Cakes At Residential Home!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Halloween Cakes At Residential Home!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been enjoying Halloween activities with their local community, as well as at nursery!

The toddlers went on a visit to their local residential home St. Annes, where they decorated Halloween cakes together with the residents!

Everyone got stuck in to mix up the icing, and create their spooky designs… and once they had made their masterpieces, they all enjoyed tucking into their yummy sweet treat!

A lovely way for the children and the residents to enjoy Halloween together!

Flying Start @ Saltash Host A Halloween Party!

Flying Start @ Saltash Host A Halloween Party!

The team at Flying Start @ Saltash hosted a special Halloween party for all the children, and some of their parents and families too!

 

 

They had some amazing healthy Halloween snacks… who knew fruit could be so spooky!

 

 

They also hosted a pumpkin competition, with lots of differently shaped and coloured pumpkins, and lots of brilliant entries!

  

The children did some dancing, and had great fun! Well done Flying Start @ Saltash for hosting such a spook-tacular party!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Churchtown Farm!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Churchtown Farm!

Some of the children at Flying Start @ Saltash went on a trip into their local community, to visit the  Church town farm!

The children all wore their high visibility vests, and looked carefully at the map of the whole farm…

As they walked around, they listened out for all the different noises, and helped it guide them to spot birds, cows and dogs!

They also did a nature trail and found lots of different items including flowers, leaves, feathers, and sticks, which they collected as treasure!

A huge thanks to Churchtown farm for welcoming the nursery children, for such a brilliant trip exploring nature!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build A Bug Hotel!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build A Bug Hotel!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash made a bug hotel after finding lots of worms in their nursery garden!

The children had a think about all the environments the insects and bugs might need…

With the help of the staff, the children sourced lots of plant pots and compost to build their bug hotel…

Then they worked together to build this amazing bug hotel to welcome all the bugs in the nursery garden!

The staff also helped create a lovely table inside the pre-school room to identify lots of outdoor treasure that they found…

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Local Secondary School & Livestock!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Local Secondary School & Livestock!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Satlash went on a very exciting trip to the local secondary school, Saltash.net Community School!

The school have their very own livestock area, where they keep pigs, chickens and goats and several allotments to enhance their learning!

The children were very excited, and they got to meet Willow, Poppy and Timothy the goats…

And then some rabbits, ducks, chickens, and a very noisy cockerel!

The toddlers have also been going out on lots of nature walks, and have got very good at doing up their own coats ready for trips into the community…
 
   
A huge thank you to Saltash.net Community School for welcoming the Flying Start children for a lovely trip to see the animals!

Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy Autumn Sensory Play!

Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy Autumn Sensory Play!

 

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been embracing the season of autumn, with some lovely autumn-themed play areas in the nursery!

 

The staff have set up a green-grocers roleplay area, with lots of fresh vegetables… the children have been really enjoying taking it in turns to be the shopkeeper, and weighing their vegetables on the scales!

 

They’ve also been using their magnifying glass to have a close look in their autumn themed sensory tray!

 

 

Filled with lots of different natural objects including autumn leaves and pinecones, the children have loved exploring it for treasure, and looking for bugs…

 

…and they’ve even been learning from their Bug Encyclopedia!

 

 

 

What fantastic autumn-based learning!

Flying Start @ Saltash Celebrate World Mental Health Day With Local Care Homes!

Flying Start @ Saltash Celebrate World Mental Health Day With Local Care Homes!

For World Mental Health Day, Flying Start @ Saltash went on visits to two local residential homes, St. Annes and Tamar House, to share some joy with the residents!

 

 

At St. Annes, the nursery staff helped run some mindfulness activities for the residents and the children to join in with…

And then they got out the pom poms and the parachute to play some games altogether!

At Tamar house, the children played with the keyboard, and thought about how music can bring joy!

Then they played catch with some balloons, and all did some colouring!

What lovely visits, to mark World Mental Health Day with the youngest and the oldest of their local community!

Flying Start @ Saltash Wear Yellow For Mental Health Awareness!

Flying Start @ Saltash Wear Yellow For Mental Health Awareness!

 

HELLO YELLOW! Flying Start @ Saltash supported YoungMinds charity for World Mental Health Day, by taking part in their ‘Hello Yellow’ initiative!

 

The children and staff all wore yellow to nursery, and raised some money for this mental health charity!

 

 

  They did a big wake up and shake up, and made a blur of yellow altogether!

 

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Local Library & Residential Home!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Local Library & Residential Home!

 

The children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been out on lots of exciting trips into their local community this week!

They went on a trip to their local library, where they were read some stories by the librarian, and got to explore all the many story books themselves too!

 

Then, they visited St. Anne’s Residential home, and had great fun playing a game with the residents trying to catch the bubbles!

 

The children love visiting the residential home, doing some colouring altogether, and making friends with the elderly residents! What lovely trips into the local community!

Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy Visit From Waterside Warden!

Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy Visit From Waterside Warden!

The children at Flying Start @ Saltash had a very special visit from the Saltash Waterside Warden!

He told the children all about his job, and then they chatted all about the ducks and how they move in the water…

He gave all the children a mini globe, and he pointed out the blue water and the coloured land, so that they knew the difference!

The children had great fun and learned a lot – a huge thanks to the brilliant Saltash Waterside Warden for coming to visit!