We have some very enterprising children in the 3-5 room this term. They are busy exploring buying and selling in our role-play shop, and the chat is flowing. They are learning to recognise different coins and notes and being exposed to numbers through this rich real life context.
Numbers and counting are also the focus of our singing and rhymes this term.
Se àm sònraichte a th' ann airson an fheadhainn bheaga 's iad a' cunntais sios na laithean chun an Nollaig.
It is a special time for the wee ones as they count down to Christmas.
Bha tòrr spòrs an luib deiseileachadh airson an Nollaig ann an Cothrom Og.
There has been lots of fun preparing for Christmas in Cothrom Og.
Is èasgaidh a' chlann againn nuair a tha iad a' dol an sàs anns an uidheamachd iasgaich againn, a' slaodadh, a' putadh, a' togail, a' dealbhachadh, a còmhradh, a' cruthachadh. Is deagh spòrs ann aig an aon àm.
The children have been very creative in their approaches to play with the new fishing equipment.
We are starting the training opportunities for the fishermen and women of the future young!
Iain Johnstone skipper of the boat Vespa has very kindly donated some items which we have used to create a fishing role play area in our garden. This has generated a lot of interest among the children and we are looking forward to seeing where their imaginations take them while playing with fishing equipment over the months to come.
Chaidh Là na Gàidhlig a chomharachadh ann an iomadach diofar dhoigh ann an Cothrom Og.
Le taic mhaoineachaidh bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig chur sinn fiathachadh gu Linda NicLeoid tighinn thugainn beò air Teams airson seisean Leugh le Linda. Bha sinn cho toilichte gum b' urrainn na ceithir sgoiltean-araich eile ann an UIbhist a bhith còmhla rinn, 's abair gu robh a' chlann math gu seinn agus gabhail pàirt!
Chaidh beagan eile den t-airgead a fhuair sinn bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig a chosg air bogsa-chiuil ùr agus bha seinn a' dol a' chuid 's motha de'n là eadar a' bhogsa chiùil, Leugh le Linda, an larach-linn ‘Orain na Cloinne Bige’ agus an luchd-obrach a' seinn gu binn.
Tha sinn air leth taingeil gu Comunn nam Parant a chur thugainn pasgain loma-làn ghoireasan Ghàidhlig agus fiosrachadh mu Foghlam Tro Mheadhan Na Gàidhlig, 's tha sinn an dòchas gum bith iad gu feum airson gach teaghlach a fhuair fear, agus gun còrd am bogsa 'flashcards' Gàidhlig a fhuair iad an luib na pasgain.
Tha sinn a' cumail tachartas comhla ri Ceòlas airson taic a thoirt gu teaghlaichean le bhith ag ionnsachadh agus a' còmhradh ann an Gàidhlig, 'Cocaireachd 's Còmhradh Còmhla.' Bith sinn a' ruith an tachartas seo a-rithist an ath bhliadhna ma tha daoine eile ag iarraidh an cothrom tighinn.
We celebrated La na Gàidhlig in a variety of different ways in Cothrom Og. With funding support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig we invited Linda MacLeod to join us live through Teams for a ‘Leugh le Linda’ session. We were so happy to be joined by the four other nurseries in Uist.
We spent another bit of the Bòrd na Gàidhlig money on a new music box and we spent most of the day singing between the music box, Linda, the website 'Orain na Cloinne Bige’ and the staff singing beautifully.
We are very grateful to Comunn Nam Parant for providing packs which were full of Gaelic resources and information about Gaelic Medium Education, and we hope they will be useful for all of the families who received them.
We are hosting an event with Ceòlas to support families learning or to converse in Gaelic " Cooking and conversing together' We will run this event again in the new year if other families would like to attend.
On Thursday the 11th of November we had pyjama day, which included lots of squeals of delight as each child arrived and the array of patterns, characters, and fluffy slippers were being checked out.
We invited each child to bring along a special teddy, dolly, or soft toy as the Health and Wellbeing focus for the day was "sharing and caring". The children explored this theme through stories, playing with the toys, washing and looking after the dollies and while having a soft toy picnic.
The 0-3 children had a fantastic time on our trip to Eriskay Soft Play. We thank the hall committee for making this trip possible by accommodating us. The huge array of equipment gave the children countless ways of having fun and playing, the ball pool seems to have been the favourite for them all. They also got to enjoy their lunch at the hall before returning back to the nursery for a relaxed afternoon.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.