Flying Start @ Marjon Painting In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Marjon Painting In The Garden!

The Toddlers have been exploring large art in the garden this week.

They have been using a variety of resources and colours to create their own large pictures in the garden.

Helping to develop their control of fine motor and large motor skills as well as developing their moving and handling skills whilst having lots of messy fun!

Flying Start @ Marjon Get Emotional!

Flying Start @ Marjon Get Emotional!

This week we have been thinking about our feelings.

We made happy faces during cooking club out of pastry and raisins, grapes and banana.

We then looked in a mirror and painted our own faces. The children concentrated well, paying attention to details.

We always talk about feelings with the children to help them to understand how they feel and how this impacts their actions. Try making silly faces in the mirror at home and naming some different emotions with your children!

 

Flying Start @ Marjon Teeth Brushing and Improving Oral Health!

Flying Start @ Marjon Get Brushing!

Today spa dental visited us to talk about looking after our teeth. First we talked about visiting the dentist and all the people we will see such as the dentist, receptionist and dental nurse.

Then we talked about some of the things we will see lie the chair and mirror the dentist uses to look at our teeth.

We met Henry and watched how to brush our teeth and then we all had a go!

Flying Start @ Marjon Create Their Own Ocean!

Flying Start @ Marjon Create Their Own Ocean!

This week the children have been exploring a new beach theme.

To support this, they did some large art creating their very own ocean.

They are going to add fish and seaweed to make it into their own role play.

The children enjoyed exploring the different ways they could make marks using a variety of objects to create their ocean.

 

Look at how it is all starting to come together….

 

 

Flying Start @ Marjon go big on art!

Flying Start Marjon go big on art!

The toddlers have been exploring large art in the garden this week.

They have been using a variety of resources and colours to create their own large pictures in the garden.

Helping to develop their control of fine motor and large motor skills as well as developing their moving and handling skills.

Flying Start @ Marjon Do Beach Role Play!

Flying Start @ Marjon Do Beach Role Play!
Don’t worry about the weather… Flying Start @ Marjon have brought the beach indoors!
 
They are continuing to explore their theme based on the story book ‘Sharing a Shell’ this week by exploring their beach role play!
The team created a large sandpit ‘beach’ area for the children to enjoy…
 
The children had great fun digging, making sandcastles and pretending to have a picnic!
Great exploration in the sand!

Flying Start @ Marjon Create Paints Using Spices!

Flying Start @ Marjon Create Paints Using Spices!
Flying Start @ Marjon have been out in the garden getting creative… and this time, they have been exploring new ways to make natural paint!
 
They used a whole range of spices to add to their flour and water, creating all different colours and thicknesses of paint!
 
They used turmeric, chilli powder, cinnamon and thyme to make their paints and the children were absolutely amazed to see the colours they produced as they stirred them up!
 
They then used these paints to make their own pictures
painting the mouse from the Gruffalo story, which they have been reading…
 
Great work guys!

Flying Start @ Marjon Hold Their Graduation & Summer Fair!

Flying Start @ Marjon Hold Their Graduation & Summer Fair!
Flying Start @ Marjon had so much fun at their graduation and summer fair event! 🎓
 
They had lots of stalls and hapa zome art activities set up outside for everyone to have a go at…
… and had bouncy castles & ride along toy horses too which was a lot of fun and laughs for all!
They also sold cakes, raffle tickets, and held a tombola to raise money for their chosen charity the Invictus trust – and they raised a brilliant £100!
 
Then it was time for the pre-school children to graduate nursery, as they are going to big school in September!
The children wore special silky graduation gowns & caps, and there was lots of clapping & cheering!
 
A huge thank you to all the parents and families for coming along, and well done to the Flying Start @ Marjon staff team for hosting such a fab event!

Flying Start @ Marjon Host Their Nursery Sports Day!

Flying Start @ Marjon Host Their Nursery Sports Day!

 

Flying Start @ Marjon had great fun at their Sports Day!

 

 

 

With races, obstacle courses, hurdles, space hoppers, throwing, planks, and much more!

 

 

The children all had great fun taking part, and doing their best in all of the activities, and enjoying getting active and being outdoors!

 

 

 

 

The nursery staff had set up so many different races and challenges, with lots of different equipment, so that the children could have a go at everything!

 

 

The nursery used a big outdoor space at Marjon, and it was great to see so many coming along, and the staff & grown ups even had a go too!

 

 

A great day had by all 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️

Flying Start @ Marjon Dig Up Their Homegrown Potatoes!

Flying Start @ Marjon Dig Up Their Homegrown Potatoes!
 
Wow, this week Flying Start @ Marjon got the opportunity to dig up their potatoes that they have grown in the nursery garden!
 
The children were so excited to count how many they had grown – they counted all the way up to 36!
 
Then, they got to pull out their runner beans that they’ve been growing too!
 
Keep an eye out for their next blog post to see what they make with these ingredients – the children are so excited to make food with their homegrown veg!