Flying Start @ Helston Make Treasure Boxes!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Treasure Boxes!

The Pre-schooler’s sat down and wrote their very own story about a magical mermaid. Each child used their imagination to each add a couple of lines to the story.

They spoke about what she looked like, where she lived and most importantly the special things she kept in her treasure chest.

The children then had a go at making their own treasure chests using junk modelling and lots of different things to decorate them with such as buttons, sequins, pipe cleaners and tissue paper. After they were all done, we spoke about what we would put into our treasure boxes.

It all felt very magical, just like the Mermaid!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Ice Lollies!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Ice Lollies!

This week the toddlers made yummy ice lollies.

They practised using their knife to cut up the bits of fruit – grapes, orange and apple, and then put them into the moulds.

Then they poured some orange juice and popped the lollies into the freezer. Once they were frozen, the toddlers ate them for snack.

Flying Start @ Helston’s Children Graduate!

Flying Start @ Helston Graduate with a Flying Start to Lifelong Learning!

All children who are going off to big school in September were welcomed into the nursery with their families to celebrate a special graduation ceremony!

First of all, everybody sat down to watch a very special presentation and then each child came up to the front to receive their scroll and medal. Each child wore a graduation hat that they had made.

Each child also received a big tube of bubbles… as they have blown us away this year!

 After the ceremony, everybody tucked in to some party food and had a slice of the graduation cake.

Best of luck children, we will miss you!

Flying Start @ Helston Host A Summer Fete!

Flying Start @ Helston Host A Summer Fete!

Flying Start @ Helston held their very first summer fete last week, and were joined by lots of the parents and families of the nursery!

 

 

They had lots of fun games–lucky dip, tombolo, tin cans, guess the name of the teddy bear and guess how many sweets in the jar!

 

 

There was also a paddling pool which the children loved splashing around in!

 

 

Everyone then tucked into a hot-dog and a slice of cake – great fun had by all!

 

A big thank you to all the parents & families who came and joined in the fun, and well done to the staff team for organising! The money that was raised is being donated to the Invictus Trust – a local mental health charity.

Flying Start @ Helston Do Some Yoga!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Some Yoga!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Helston have been trying out yoga this week!
 
The children each found a space where they laid down their gym mat and the staff put some relaxing yoga music on!

 

 
Then they had a go at copying poses that were shown to them by Danielle and Liz, with great balancing and movement!
 
Then the children each came up with their own pose for their friends to try too!

Flying Start @ Helston Graded GOOD In All Areas By Ofsted!

Flying Start @ Helston Graded GOOD In All Areas By Ofsted!

We are delighted to announce that Flying Start @ Helston were awarded good in all areas of their Ofsted inspection!

 

 

Here are some of the highlights that we wanted to share with you all from the inspection report:

🌟 Parents communication with staff is excellent – they know what their children are learning and are very pleased with their progress!

🌟 Staff plan an interesting range of activities that are based on children’s interests and what they need to learn next. Children explore, discover and test out their ideas!

🌟 Children’s behaviour is very good – staff help children learn to share and take turns and be kind to their friends!

🌟 The staff team were praised for being skilled at promoting children’s communication and language development, and for being enthusiastic and joining in with the children’s play!

🌟 Staff were also celebrated for responding quickly to children’s needs, and helping to develop their confidence!

 

 

 

 

 

You can view the full report here: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/EY426166

A huge well done to Liz our Helston nursery manager, and her whole team!!

Flying Start @ Helston Go To A Parade!

Flying Start @ Helston Go To A Parade!
Flying Start @ Helston went into the local town last week for Helston’s Freedom Parade!
 
The children watched the sailors and personnel from Culdrose celebrate their rights, marching through the town with their swords drawn!
 
The children really enjoyed the music the band was playing although it was very loud!
And there was a very exciting atmosphere in the town centre!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Role Play Camping!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Role Play Camping!

Lots of the children at Flying Start @ Helston have been talking all about how they are going camping in the summer, so the nursery team decided to make a campfire role play in the garden!

 

They have made a tent and filled it with pillows and books about camping, a pretend fire with to toast marshmallows over…

…camping chairs, and some utensils for the children to ‘cook’ their dinner on!

 

 

The children from across all ages at the nursery have been really enjoying going camping in the nursery garden!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-Schoolers Cool Off In Paddling Pool!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-Schoolers Cool Off In Paddling Pool!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Helston have been cooling down in this hot summer weather by going for a dip!

 

 

They took off their shoes and socks and went for a splash in the paddling pool, that the nursery team set up in the garden with refreshing cold water in it!

 

 

 

This led on to a conversation about beach safety and how we should be very careful when going swimming in the sea.

Flying Start @ Helston Make Sensory Bottles!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Sensory Bottles!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Helston have been making new sensory shaker bottles!
 
They experimented by adding different things into the bottles, including glitter and sea shells!
 
Then they sealed them up, gave them a good shake up…
…and have put them in their beach role play area!