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!