We have had a very busy December completing our Autumn topic and preparing for Christmas activities. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and looking forward to 2020.
December has been a very busy month. The children in the baby room have been making snowflakes, stockings, snowmen, stars, and reindeer for our Christmas display.
They also made reindeer dust and very cute Christmas cards for their mams and dads.
They all had loads of fun at our Christmas party dancing all day long, enjoyed some party food and goodies, and they all looked their best in their lovely outfits.
This week we have had guest readers in everyday to read us a story for Book Week Scotland.
On Monday we welcomed Linda and Joe of Leugh is Seinn le Linda.
On Tuesday we had Gruffalo Tea with Monica MacLeod of NHS Western Isles. She treated us to some very exciting snacks, including "roasted fox", "scrambled snake", and "owl ice cream"! Afterwards we played Gruffalo tig outside.
On Wednesday Lo read Oidhche Mhath Sam to us, and we put Sam the teddy to bed together. We also had lots of cuddles, just like Sam did in the book.
On Thursday Sarah MacEachen read Na Trì Mucan Beaga to us, and we then acted the book out with masks.
Katy MacDonald also came in to read and play with us on Thursday.
On Friday Liam Crouse read An Tractar agus an Liobht to us.
Thank you all who came to read and play with us, we are looking forward to next year's Book Week already!
The children in the baby room have been busy making some spooky Halloween decorations.
They also enjoyed sensory play by exploring lots of different textures, such as spaghetti worms, beasties in jelly, and the inside of a pumpkin.
Our Halloween Party was a great success. All the children dressed up in some very scary costumes and took part in lots of fun games planned by staff – searching for eyeballs was a particular favourite! The children also made some delicious pumpkin soup which went down a treat.
Airson Latha Fèill Mhìcheil fhuair a chlann an cothrom Stùan a dheanamh comhla ri Fiona. Ged a tha strùan caran doirbh a dheanamh, dh’obraich a h-uile duine uamhasach math comhladh. Chòrd an strùan ris a chlann gu mòr!
For Michaelmas, the children were given the opportunity to make Strùan with Fiona. Although this is a complex process, everyone worked well together to create a very tasty bannock, which was a big hit with the children.
We started off the term by learning a little about Autumn. The children were excited to investigate the changes that take place over the season even the rain didn’t stop them! The children took part in various arts and craft sessions between the nursey and ReStore, with Maria.
The children in the baby room have been learning a little about autumn. They investigated different textured leaves and they also made leaf biscuits and hedgehog cakes.
Baking is a great activity to develop early numeracy skills.
Part of our Autumn topic was learning about harvest time. We were very fortunate to have been asked back to watch the process of baling. The children were eager to ask questions and learn about what they were seeing. When we returned to nursery, the children recreated the scene they had witnessed on the machair and even used hay that they had picked up along the way to make it look more realistic! Thank you to Duncan John and his team for explaining the process and for entertaining the children so well - a good day was had by all.
The children made used of the of fresh delicious vegetables in the nursery garden to make some carrot muffins and various tasty soups.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.