It is said that you should never work with children and animals - but how cute when you put children and puppies together. It was lovely to have Sam and her puppies visit us today.
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.
To begin the new term our focus is on "mi fhèin", some of the children took part in the mind map activity where they discussed what they already know about themselves. The children have also drawn some fantastic self-portraits by using mirrors and were very engrossed when investigating their different features.
This week we have been learning some clothing words in Gaelic. We were working on our fine motor skills and some very important skills for being independent when we were learning how to do buttons, buckles and zips. We also played a matching game with socks.
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.
Our first community event since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic took place on Sunday 22nd August , and this was the first of many parental engagement sessions led by our new Nursery Manager, Katy MacDonald.
It was a beautiful sunny day and the parents enjoyed an opportunity to have tea and a chat and the children had a great time on the massive bouncy slide. It was nice to see some of our after-school children joining in on the fun too!
There was an opportunity for parents and carers to find out about the changes to the way we will be delivering healthy snacks lunch and drinks in Cothrom Òg, and to ask for their feedback on the changes.
Children and parents participated in some active learning games about healthy options, creating a balanced plate of food, and finding out some Gaelic vocabulary relating to food.
Morag MacKinnon very kindly joined us and had a wide array of resources and activities learning about good dental hygiene and healthy food choices to support healthy mouths.
Alison Stockwell our Community Development tutor did a family-led learning activity and took the opportunity to talk about family learning sessions as well.
For our summer topic, the theme in the 4-5 room is holidays. Over the past couple of weeks, the children have had great fun planning where they want to go on their holidays and have engaged in some great conversations about what they will be getting up to on their travels!
The children have also been busy making their own tickets and passports, set up their own airport and have even made their own plane which they have really enjoyed. The children also took part in discussions about the various ways they can travel on holiday.
Today we held our 2021 Graduations at Cothrom Òg. We are sad to say goodbye to Thomas, Emma Rose,and Coinneach. Wishing all three the best of luck for school.
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.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.