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!
On Monday the children aged 3-5 went on a walk in Loch Aineort and saw an array of autumn produce, including apples, pears, and brambles. They had a great time exploring in the forest. We are so lucky to have such a playground on our doorstep.
On Thursday the children from the 3-5 room went on a visit to Drimsdale machair where they got to explore the machair, watch the machinery in action, and learn about the processes a crofter goes through when cutting, bailing and wrapping the crops. The children were counting bales, investigating the corn heads, how heavy the bales were by trying to make them roll over, they also loved having a picnic in the sunshine.
Many thanks go to Duncan John MacEachan and his team who ensured the children had a great trip.
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.
Since the children in the 2-5 room have been learning about winter, they went to the power station in Loch Carnan to see what effect the winter weather has on us.
They were shown a clip of what windy weather can do and the Personal Protective Equipment the staff have to wear and use when working. They took turns operating the crane and even found time to do some colouring in!
Thank you to the staff of SSE for taking the time to show our children around. They thoroughly enjoyed their day and were full of stories on their return to Cothrom.
The trip to Lochboisdale marina was based around the story 'Na Deich Spùinnich Bheaga'. The children had an amazing experience learning about different aspects of the marina. We eventually found some treasure, but didn't manage to spot any pirates on this occasion.
The children in the 2-5 room enjoyed a trip down to the machair to see the baling.
Thank you to the crofters on the Ormiclate and Bornish machair for letting the children see the process from cutting through to wrapping. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to go back for a third day!
We also went down on Wednesday, when the weather was less agreeable! The children still had a great time.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.