Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddler’s Explore Art In Unusual Ways!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Art In Unusual Ways!

This week the Toddlers have been experiment the different ways to use paint and make marks.

They used squirty bottles whilst outside to decorate Elmer as part of their topic and even used their own  bodies to see what marks they could make, this was very messy but great fun!

They also looked at the different patterns they could create by using their wellie boots.

 

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Get Building!

     Flying Start @ Cornwall College Get Building!

This week we have been practising using different tools to create structures and patterns using our tinkering set.

We wear our protective clothing to do our wood work, and then have to follow some safety rules as we are using real tools and nails.

Look at the patterns we were making with the string on our nails!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Release Their Butterflies!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Release Their Butterflies!

 After watching the caterpillars turn into cocoons and then hatch, we released our butterflies into the open.

It was so exciting!!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Large Scale Art!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Large Scale Art!
Flying Start @ Cornwall College pre-school & holiday club have been focusing on a theme of ‘Art Attack’!
 
 
They got out huge sheets of paper across the floor, and then drew around their bodies, measuring themselves and
seeing who has longer arms, bigger feet and smaller hands!
 
They used rulers and a meter stick and worked out our measurements in cm and mm.
 
Then they painted the drawings, using brushes and sponges… and some of the children used their hands and feet too, as the theme was to explore paint and their bodies!
 
Afterwards, it was time for a big wash… some of the children had paint all the way on their toes, knees, and even their noses!
What a great way to get creative!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Water Wall!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Water Wall!
Wow, look at this water wall at Flying Start @ Cornwall College!
 
The pre-school children have been having great fun exploring and playing – especially in this lovely weather, being outdoors!
 
The children have been pouring coloured water through the funnels into the pipes, and watching the water run all the way through the pipes to the bucket at the end!
 
They can even change the direction of the pipes or guttering to change the way the water goes and where it ends up…
…remembering a bucket at the end to try to
avoid wet toes!
 
As you can see, it has been very popular, with lots of exploratory play going on!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Plant New Growing Area!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Plant New Growing Area!
The pre-school at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have a lovely new growing area in the nursery garden, and they’ve been working hard planting things in it!
 
The children have planted tomatoes, sunflowers and herbs, which they are going to look after and help grow…
 
They are hoping to use what they grow for creating scrummy food for their snacktimes!
A great project to see how food grows, and grow your own fresh ingredients – great for a healthy diet too!

Flying Start Nurseries Win Top 20 Nursery Group Award!

Flying Start Nurseries Win Top 20 Nursery Group Award!
Flying Start Nurseries have won a prestigious TOP 20 NURSERY GROUP AWARD from daynurseries.co.uk! 🎉🎉
 
We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as a top 20 nursery group for 2019!
 
A huge well done to all our staff teams and managers in each of our nurseries, for their commitment to giving every child a FLYING START to lifelong learning!! 🎈🎈🎈
 
Here is to another great year of childcare across Cornwall & Devon, by Flying Start Nurseries!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Visit Heartlands!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Visit Heartlands!

The babies at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been on a visit to Heartlands to play and explore in their community!

 

 

 

They had a really exciting time exploring the challenging wooden equipment in the park and overcame difficulties with support from the staff!

 

What great fun and exploring, and some lovely fresh air too!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Enjoy Forest School learning!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Enjoy Forest School learning!

 

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been getting stuck in with some forest school sessions in their new outdoor learning classroom in their nursery garden!

They have begun by exploring natural resources and creating amazing clay birds nests!

 

They went on a special trip to their local garden centre to have a look at the birds houses as inspiration, and gathered sticks, stones and leaves on the way to help them make their own nests for the birds!

 

 

Then they set about crafting their birds nests… look at the brilliant concentration!

 

 

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Do Plant To Plate!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Do Plant To Plate!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College recently went to buy vegetable bulbs in the local community, to bring back, plant, and grow in the nursery environment!
 
The children have been really enjoying having gardening sessions involving growth, measuring, and healthy eating! And they’ve been closely monitoring the growth of the vegetables over the whole term…
 
Then this week, they dug them up and created a potato salad for cooking club to eat at snack time – delicious!
What great work seeing the plant to plate process all the way through, and eating lovely fresh vegetables!