In conjunction with our spring topic the 3-5 group have been learning a little about Old MacDonald and his farm. The children have engaged well with this topic and have been taking part in various activities, which have included some ploughing and feeding of the many animals on their pretend farm.
The 3-5 group have started a new topic on mini beasts they have had lots of fun exploring outside to see what mini beasts they could find, they found lots of wiggly worms. They also made some ladybug flapjacks which all the children really enjoyed taking part in.
The 2-3 group have just finished their topic ‘Na Deich Spuinnich Bheaga’ the children have really enjoyed this topic as they have focused on numbers 1-10 and have learnt about some under the sea animals, they even got to see a real life octopus! They also made their very own pirate ship and enjoyed role playing as pirates.
The baby room have been working on a Gàidhlig song to help learn their features. They created a face for the wall, which they all helped to paint and colour. They also loved investigating and exploring Mr Potato Head to help learn where all their features go.
Thank you to Laura Skinner who dropped off 3 chicks to visit last week. This week Laura dropped off 2 runner ducklings and a chick to visit – as you can see, all the children loved the chance to get to hold the chicks and ducklings. It is so important for the children to have these opportunities, as some children wouldn’t otherwise experience this. They were all so careful when holding the chicks and duckling, asking questions about them, what they eat, where the mammies and daddies were and where they sleep. Laura has offered to drop the duckling back once they are a bit bigger so the children can see the difference in them, how they have grown, how they look when their feather grow in and how they change colour.
The 2-3's topic (Na tri Mucan beaga) is coming to an end - they made pig biscuits which they enjoyed doing.
The baby room are finishing off their chicks and lambs for the spring wall - this was even more fun after we had a visit from the lambs on Wednesday afternoon.
In connection to our topic 'An t-earrach' across all the groups, we had arranged for some visitors to pop into the garden... 6 pet lambs. Everyone got the opportunity to give them all a bottle of milk. The lambs were well behaved and didn't eat our daffodils! Its good to be able to learn about different baby animals that are born in Spring.
The boys are outside, enjoying some time to investigate the amount of water that has gathered in the tyres. One found a star fish in the sand area and took it up to put it in the water, telling us "it needs water to survive". Also ‘double trouble’ gathering water for their mud pies! Our poor mud kitchen took a bit of a battering in the recent gales, but this doesn’t stop us having some messy outdoor fun!
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.