The children in the 0-3 are exploring the world around them through the topic of transport and vehicles. As you can see here they have been exploring the different types of vehicles in picture books and through play. The are building on their early counting and number recognition skills, and who doesn't love singing " Rothan Air a' bhus?" (Wheels on the bus)
The children were discussing the colours that can be seen on traffic lights, and then they created their own traffic light crackers for snack.
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.
Abair là sònraichte a bh’ againn air Là Mòr na Leabhraichean ‘s sinn a’ comharrachadh gun d’ fhuair sinn maoineachadh £4000 bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig.
Cheannaich sinn an t-uabhas leabhraichean ùra bho Acair agus chòrd e glan ris a’ chloinn am bogsa ùr fhosgladh air an là, agus bha iad nas toilichte buileach nuair a fhuair iad am pasgan Bookbug, agus bi cothrom aig na teaghlaichean èisteachd ris na sgeulachdan còmhla air https://www.gaelic4parents.com/maoilios/read-aloud.
Thadhal Liam Crouse oirnn, is e as dèidh duais airson an leabhar as fheàrr do chloinn a ghlèidheadh aig na duaisean Litreachais 2021, ‘s leugh e grunn sgeulachdan laghach.
Fhuair a ‘ chlann cothroman a bhith an lùib na leabhraichean ‘s iad nan suidhe a-muigh am broinn teant mòr sgoinneil a bh’ againn air iasad bho Sgoil Dhalabroig.
Se an là seo cuideachad a’ chiad là a chum Cothrom Òg agus Ceòlas seisean Pàrant ‘s Pàiste, ‘s bith seo againn gach Diardaoin bho 1.30f -3f.
We had a special event in the nursery, Là Mòr Na Leabhraichean, as we were celebrating that we have received a grant of £4000 from Bòrd Na Gàidhlig for Gaelic medium promotion activities.
With this money we purchased Gaelic books for the children from Acair, and there was great excitement when we opened our delivery of new books.
We were delighted to have Liam Crouse, this year's recipient of the Gaelic Literature Award for best unpublished children's book, join us to read some stories. Liam also helped hand out the book bugs bag we received from The Scottish Book Trust.
The children had some great fun exploring books inside the big tent kindly lent by Sgoil Dhalabroig.
On this day we also launched our new Pàrant 's Pàiste sessions in partnership with Ceòlas. They will be held every Thursday in term time in Cothrom 1.30-3.00pm.
Le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig
The 0-2 group have been really busy this week taking part in a lot of creative weather activities. We have been investigating freezing and melting water and learning how ice is made. We also made ice paint, which they made some lovely pictures with.
For our snack we made sun biscuits - making and eating, what a great afternoon!
Last week we trialed ‘self service’ snack. The children were very willing and eager to help with this service. The children get to choose their snack from pictures. All the helpers through the week worked very well together to ensure their ‘customers’ got what they asked for! The children also engaged in lots of conversation in Gàidhlig. Self service snack is a great way to promote fine motor skills, build relationships, and encourages the children to become more independent.
Part of our new menu choices involves the children making their own snack. This week, Alison kindly donated some potatoes from the garden in St Peter’s and we decide to make potato scones with them. The children enjoyed the process from mashing the potatoes to tasting the delicious final product!
The 0-2 group have been creating the fly (cuileag) and the spider (damhan-allaidh) The children have also shown great interest in the interactive picture/puppet wall and have been playing with the different characters from the story.
The 0-2 room have started reading the old lady who swallowed a fly. Here they are using different media to create the old lady.
The 0-2 group have come to the end of their Roban & Robag topic. The children have enjoyed listening to the story and loved the part when the crab gets Roban's tail. Here they all are finishing off the wall display.
The 0-2 group summer wall is coming along nicely. We've been making flowers, colouring in the ice-cream van, and the children have been making representations of themselves for their play park wall display.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.