We had a special Graduation ceremony and celebration as we bid 'soraidh slàn' to eight of our children. We had a lovely afternoon, and the children treated us to some beautiful Gaelic singing.
Le taing gu Sgioba Uibhist Comunn Na Gàidhlig fhuair a' chlann cothrom a dhol a choimhead air Linda NicLeòid ann an Taigh Tasgaidh Chill Donnan agus abair gun do chòrd na h-orain agus an sgeulachd ruitha air fad!
Tha a’ chlann ann an rùm 0-3 a’ coimhead air an leabhar Cric Crac Crùbag agus ag ionnsachadh mu gach rud a bhios beò fo’n mhuir. Is iomadh rud tlachd-mhòr a tha iad air a bhith ris.
The children in the 0-3 room have been looking at a book called Cric Crac Crubag and have been finding out about all that lives under the sea. They have been exploring this topic in many creative ways.
In the 3-5 room the children are learning about People Who Help Us and Keeping Safe. They thoroughly enjoyed a visit from one of the South Uist ambulance teams. They had the opportunity to watch the lights going on and off inside and outside the ambulance, and to listen to a call coming through and the siren going off. They had a great hands on experience trying out some of the equipment and hearing about some of the things ambulance staff do.
Bha là air leth aig a’ chlann ann an Cothrom Òg nuair a fhuair iad cothrom a dhol a dh’ èisteachd ri sgeulachdan anns an ‘Story Wagon.’
The children had a great day visiting the Story Wagon where they got to sit inside and listen to some stories. Our thanks go to the Scottish Book Trust for the invitation to host the Story Wagon here.
The children in the 3-5 room visited Ormacleit for a walk down the machair track. It was a beautiful day, but good we had the wellies on for squidging in the mud!
Using Floorbook planning to involve children in their learning journey.
In nursery, at the start of topic the nursery staff do a mind map exercise where they establish prior knowledge and what the children are interested in learning or finding out or discussing in the topic.
As they move through the topic the children are very much involved in their learning journey through the use of floorbooks. Children and staff produce the books and include photos, pictures, drawings, comments and quotes, all the while generating discussion about the learning. The children’s views and responses are at the heart of what is contained in the floorbooks.
Here are a few sample pages from the 0-3 and the 3-5 room to give you a wee insight into some of the children’s experiences.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.