Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy A Busy Sports Day!

Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy A Busy Sports Day!

Firstly THANK YOU to all who attended! What a fabulous turnout.

We all took part in egg and spoon races, sack races and an obstacle course, including the Mummy’s and Daddy’s!

We then had a big healthy fruit salad for snack and lots of water.

Look at these brilliant photos…

Flying Start @ Saltash Celebrate Preschool Graduation!

Flying Start @ Saltash Celebrate Preschool Graduation!

We had a great turn out for preschool graduation, all the children received medals and certificates and had a party tea and a run on the field with their friends after!

Good Luck to all of our school starters!

Flying Start @ Saltash Bake Jam Tarts!

Flying Start @ Saltash Bake Jam Tarts!

 

The children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been trying their hand at some pastry making during their Cooking Club!

 

 

The children helped to mix the ingredients together to make the pastry, roll and cut it out and place the jam inside!

 

 

 

 

They talked together about how they need to be clean and safe when cooking and also talked about safety when the food is cooked…

 

Once they were cooked and cooled, the children got to take home their delicious homemade jam tarts!

Flying Start @ Saltash on a Nature Hunt

Flying Start @ Saltash on a Nature Hunt

The Preschool and holiday club have been really busy this week!

We have been on a trip to Tincombe Nature Reserve on a nature hunt. We brought along magnifying glasses and had a list of things that we needed to find.

The children really enjoyed this and we went for a lovely long walk ticking things off as we found them. We then went tree climbing and talked about how to safely climb and the different things that we could see from the trees.

Flying Start @ Saltash Plant Flowers!

Flying Start @ Saltash Plant Flowers!
At Flying Start @ Saltash, the children have been getting green fingers, and planting flowers for their nursery entrance!
 
They all worked together to plant the flowers, using their gardening toils, and getting stuck in with lots of soil! They have been talking lots about how to make sure the flowers grow & stay healthy…
 
 
Now the flowers take pride of place at the entrance to the nursery, and the children have been enjoying sitting on the bench next to them and reading their books in this pretty & peaceful area!
Great teamwork guys!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build A Den At A Nature Reserve!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build A Den At A Nature Reserve!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been going on a weekly trip to Tincombe Nature Reserve!
 
On their most recent visit, the whole group worked together as a team to build a den! It was hard work but they achieved it and felt very proud of what they had constructed!
 
After they built the den, they went on a nature collection walk
and searched for natural treasure!
They used all the things they had found to build forest fairies! Their forest fairies are now proudly living in the flower pots in the nursery entrance!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build With Loose Parts!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build With Loose Parts!
Flying Start @ Saltash pre-school children have been using their loose parts to build ramps and shoots for their toy cars in the nursery garden!
 
They were able to adjust the ramps to make the cars go fast and slow…
…and had great fun exploring and playing!
The children have been using great teamwork skills, to work together on building their ramps and shoots!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Tincome Nature Reserve!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Tincome Nature Reserve!
The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Saltash went on an exciting trip to Tincombe Nature Reserve this week!
 
First, the children went on a bug hunt, to see what they could find…
using their minibeasts chart, and their magnifying glasses, and making their way through the long grasses!
 
Then they collected sticks and drew pictures with them, had an outdoor snack, and even found apple and pear trees!
 
The children especially loved the stream at the nature reserve, and playing a game where they dropped in sticks and watched them float down the stream to see how fast it was moving!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large-Scale Garden Art!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large-Scale Garden Art!

This week, the pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been doing some large-scale art in the garden!

 

 

They have been making the most of the blue skies, and getting creative outdoors!

 

They have used sticks that they collected at forest school to mix and paint with!

 

What great play and creativity!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Under The Sea Artwork!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Under The Sea Artwork!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring their new learning theme ‘Under The Sea’!

 

 

This week, the children explored a range of materials to decorate some fish shapes… they used lots of lovely colours, and did some finger painting for a scales effect!

 

 

The toddlers have been reading the book Rainbow Fish altogether, and also looking through it independently too…

 

…and they have been looking carefully at the different sized fish in the story and then drawing different sized fish too!