The last couple weeks the 3-4 group have been working on their mini beast topic. They have had lots of fun exploring outside in the sun and looking for mini beasts with our magnifying glasses. They have been creating mini beasts for our display wall, they made some snails using egg cartons, they also took part in a sorting bug game which they all did great in. The children are still really enjoying this topic. The children put their bug hotel out and are waiting on some guests to visit.
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!
The children in the nursery enjoy exploring their outdoor environment while developing their gross motor skills and coordination.
We would like to send a big Tapadh Leibh to one of our Grandparents Anne-Marie Johnson for donating buggies for the babies to play with. They have had a lot of fun with them, and have enjoyed taking their dollies out for walks.
What better way to learn about geamhradh than to get fully immersed in the great outdoors, exploring and promoting gross motor skills.
As we are learning about winter, we have made an "ice rink" outside out of some plastic and washing up liquid.
The children were making the most of the lovely calm day and chose to have snack outside. They spent their afternoon transporting the bark from one area to another an made up their own game of 'Crocodile Tig'.
The children were given a thorough work out in the sunshine this morning during their game of gross motor bingo. They certainly worked up an appetite for lunch.
We would once more like to extend a big TAPADH LEIBH to PeggyAnn MacMillan, Margaret Campbell, Morag MacKinnon, and Mary Flora MacKinnon for raising money during their half marathon in Inverness in March. We have now purchased our outdoor suits with the money raised. The children in Cothrom Òg have already made good use of them, remaining dry and warm during yesterday's wintry conditions.
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.