Trips, Visits & Celebration Days
Christmas Tree Decorating
The decorations came down from the loft! Babies/Toddlers/Pre-School were given free rein to decorate their trees. These trees are the most decorated and then undecorated trees in the land.
Following social distancing measures, we had two special visitors today. Cannon Nigel and his puppet Lucy from Ludgvan Church visited the children to help us learn about Remembrance Sunday. We had fun pretending to play the bugle, practicing 2 minutes silence, and taking part in the Queens Guard march. We also learnt about the importance of our British soldiers, veterans, poppy fields, and poppy wreaths. We purchased a poppy for each child and attached it to their bookbag.
A big thank you to the Pre-school parents for supporting their child with creating a Supertato. The children have enjoyed sharing their ideas and discussing their cretaions.
A big thank you to Nurse Jen for visiting the Pre-School to talk to the children about the role of a nurse. The children had fun learning about their heartbeat and pulse, using a stethoscope to listen to each other's heartbeat, using steri-strips, bandaging a wound and staying safe with medicine.
Music and Dance Education
This week’s session focused on dinosaurs which is a keen interest of many of our children. Our keen dinosaur enthusiasts shared their knowledge and understanding of the imaginary dinosaur world. Staff and children explored jungle themed music and animal sounds while stomping through the make-believe jungle. The children also enjoyed an interactive story which included a surprise visit from a large Tyrannosaurus-rex. These learning experiences were later extended that afternoon with exploring dinosaur books and our dinosaur roleplay.
Visit from Cannon Nigel and Lucy
The children and staff enjoyed a visit from Cannon Nigel of Ludgvan Church. He was accompanied by his dear friend Lucy the puppet who led an interactive story with props. The children were also given the opportunity to learn new action songs and rhymes. At the end of the visit the children all gave Lucy a hug and ensured she was safely returned to her house box for a rest until her next visit. The children and staff are very excited about visiting Cannon Nigel with their families at our local church for our up and coming Christingle Service.
Pre School Graduation
Children, parents/carers, extended family members, community helpers and Committee Members all came together to celebrate a proud day to be remembered by us all. The children took to the stage to be presented with their personalised graduation scroll/speech highlighting their individual characteristics and time at Oasis. The parents were also entertained by the children’s music performance accompanied by Music and Dance Education. The performance included the Oasis ‘‘Goodbye Song’’, where tissues were readily available for parents. Cream teas were enjoyed by all in the beautiful sunshine, providing opportunities for parents to spend time together and play on the field and in the park with their children.
Penzance Fire Station
Thanks to Penzance Fire Crew, the children had the opportunity to learn about fire safety, explored a fire engine, listened to the sound of the sirens, talked about cutting equipment and how the fire crew access water from the hydrant. The children also had the opportunity to learn about a fire man/women’s uniform and discuss fire safety in the home environment. After all the important learning the Fire Crew saved the best till last, all the children were given the opportunity to use the firehose to put out their own pretend fires.
A big thank you to Adam, Sarah, Ben and Rob for taking the time to show us around the Fire Station! We hope to see you all again next year.
A big thank you to the Wallis family for taking the time to show us around their farm.
The children had the opportunity to learn about the growing cycle of vegetables and how they are sold at our local Supermarket. Laughter could be heard for miles around as the children watched Debbie (farmer’s wife) comically pack the cauliflowers as they manoeuvred around the packing machine. On this beautiful sunny day, the children enjoyed a group walk across the fields to view the local horses and learn about the water spring. When we reached the top field, the children were surprised by a tractor ride. After a safety talk the children could be heard singing ‘’the wheels on the tractor go round and round’’ etc. This trip was finished off with homemade snacks in the barn and a gift bag of information such as farming magazines, stickers, picture puzzles and colouring sheets to promote home learning. Wow, we will definitely be back again next year!
We were all very excited to meet Noah, Earl, Darcie and Honey, 4-week-old puppies. The children enjoyed learning about how to care for a puppy, what they like to eat and drink, explore the texture of their coats and discuss how big they may grow. The children used tape measures to record the length and width of a puppy and compared this to the length and width of themselves. This learning opportunity led to some very interesting discussions about growth, age and numbers. The children were very pleased to hear that the puppies are re-visiting the centre again in a few weeks so that we can further explore their growth and weight.
A big thank you to Caroline and her beautiful puppies for taking the time to visit the children at Oasis.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!!
-Trink Farm Visit-
In January 2018, Oasis took the decision to support a local milk supplier Trink farm. One of the main reasons for this decision is that the milk is extremely fresh with the pasteurising process starting within an hour of the cows being milked. Our milk only travels a few metres from the cow to the bottle. The milk is then delivered to Oasis the next morning in time for the children’s snack. Trink milk is full of vitamins, minerals and protein, it is in effect a complete food source whilst re-hydrating the children ready for a fun packed day. With this in mind, we had the pleasure of visiting Trink Farm so that the children could learn more about the milk that they are drinking daily. The children had the opportunity to explore the farm, closely observe the very inquisitive cows grazing, meet the 4 week old calves, compare different makes of tractors, visit the milking parlour and processing room and sample the fresh milk on offer that day.
A big thank you to Rachel, Chris, Beckie and Annie at Trink Farm for taking the time to show the children and staff around the farm.