During one of our nature walks during our Spring term topic we found a pond with tadpoles. We managed to capture some and took them back to nursery. We used the internet to find out about the best way to care for them and discovered that boiled lettuce was an excellent food source. Luckily Sue and Margaret had been growing lettuce with the children so the tadpoles were well fed until we bought some fish food. The children have been extremely engaged in watching the tadpoles grow into frogs, and it has been an excellent way to learn first hand about life cycles. The frogs will be released back into the pond the children found them in.
To finish off their topic on Spring the children visited two crofts. They got to see a variety of animals and got the opportunity to feed some of them, and ask lots of questions about the care of them.
We would like to thank Duncan John, Yvonne and Jacob for taking us around their croft, and for Abbie and Michael for showing us their wide variety of animals and for answering our many questions!
The children had a lovely Graduation Day which started off by getting piped in by Liam, followed by the presentation of certificates, then most importantly a party!
We would like to thank Liam Crouse for piping the children into their ceremony and for all the parents for their continued support. We will certainly miss the children when they leave for school and wish them all the best for the future.
Traditionally the children who are leaving Cothrom Òg to attend primary school get taken out to lunch. This year our graduates went to Kildonan Cafe for lunch then to the Museum to have a look at the artefacts. They enjoyed a lovely, special day with their keyworkers Jessie and Marion. Many thanks to Kildonan for making it such a special lunch.
Since we we are learning about spring the children made butterfly biscuits and decorated them with smarties. There was a lot of numeracy involved in weighing out and measuring the ingredients.
The children in the nursery enjoy exploring their outdoor environment while developing their gross motor skills and coordination.
Sensory play is an important part of early childhood development as children use their senses to explore the world around them.
The children in the baby room were being introduced to the colour blue. They participated in various creative and engaging activities to support their learning.
The children in the baby room made some delicious pizzas and smoothies for snack. They really enjoyed making and tasting them.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.