Flying Start @ Duchy Get Energetic In The Sports Hall!

Flying Start @ Duchy Get Energetic In The Sports Hall!

The preschool and toddler children have been enjoying frequent visits to the sports hall. They have been taking part in lots of different activities such as obstacle course and team work games.

Flying Start @ Duchy And Child Mental Health Week!

Flying Start @ Duchy And Child Mental Health Week!

For Children’s mental health week we have taken part in yoga in the garden, the children copied lots of different poses. We then lay on the floor with our eyes closed, practising breathing exercises and listening to all the sounds around them.

The preschool children have also been talking about what makes them happy. We also spoke about what we could do when we are sad that could make us happy again.

Flying Start @ Duchy Investigate Ice!

Flying Start @ Duchy Investigate Ice!

The Preschool and Toddler children have been investigating the ice in the garden. We used magnifying glasses to look at it, we dropped it on the floor to see what would happen and then felt it. We also experimented with putting the ice into water to see what would happen.

Flying Start @ Duchy Get Rhyming!

Flying Start @ Duchy Get Rhyming!

The preschool children attended a rhyme time session at our local library. They enjoyed learning new songs, playing instruments and reading stories.

Flying Start Walk Around The World In……How Many Days?

Flying Start Walk Around The World In……How Many Days?

Flying Start Are Going To Walk Around The World!It takes 20 million steps and we want to help our staff become more active so we are taking on the challenge… but the question is… how long will it take our staff teams, and how many times can we go around our world?! Your nursery team will be recording their steps, and children and parents will be encouraged in their own challenge! So how about parking your car a little further away and walking some extra steps to nursery, going out for a walk at the weekend, or even doing a teeth cleaning march! Lets all get fit this February and Walk Around The World!

Flying Start @ Duchy Delve Into Chinese New Year!

Flying Start @ Duchy Delve Into Chinese New Year!

The whole nursery at Flying Start Duchy have been learning about Chinese New Year. The children have been reading stories as well as lots of arts and craft, dragon making and food tasting!

Flying Start @ Duchy Bring The Outdoors In!

Flying Start @ Duchy Bring The Outdoors In!

The preschool children have been bringing the outdoors in! They have been making their own paintbrushes using sticks and leaves as well as exploring natural objects such as pine cones and the patterns that they make in play dough.

Flying Start @ Duchy Explore The Weather!

Flying Start @ Duchy Explore The Weather!

The children at Duchy have been exploring the outdoors and talking lots about the weather. They have created their own water shoot with lots of tubes and pipes to see how far they could get the water go.

This was very tricky and took lots of problem solving. Once built the children collected rainwater from the water butt and carried it very carefully to test their invention. They were very excited to see the water travelling down their construction and into the ‘big tyre!’

Flying Start @ Duchy Paint With Their Bodies!!!

Flying Start @ Duchy Paint With Their Bodies!!!

The babies are exploring their senses this half term, here they are using their whole bodies to ‘mark make’ with paint. The children particularly enjoyed feeling the paint between their fingers and toes!

Flying Start Nurseries Are Now Closed For The Winter Holidays!

Flying Start Nurseries Are Now Closed For The Winter Holidays!

We would like to thank all our staff for such a fantastic year and thank our parents for all your support!

We hope you have a wonderful winter break together and look forward to more adventures in the New Year!

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We will re-open on 2nd January and cant wait to hear about your times together!