Airson Latha Fèill Mhìcheil fhuair a chlann an cothrom Stùan a dheanamh comhla ri Fiona. Ged a tha strùan caran doirbh a dheanamh, dh’obraich a h-uile duine uamhasach math comhladh. Chòrd an strùan ris a chlann gu mòr!
For Michaelmas, the children were given the opportunity to make Strùan with Fiona. Although this is a complex process, everyone worked well together to create a very tasty bannock, which was a big hit with the children.
We started off the term by learning a little about Autumn. The children were excited to investigate the changes that take place over the season even the rain didn’t stop them! The children took part in various arts and craft sessions between the nursey and ReStore, with Maria.
The children in the baby room have been learning a little about autumn. They investigated different textured leaves and they also made leaf biscuits and hedgehog cakes.
Baking is a great activity to develop early numeracy skills.
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.
The children made used of the of fresh delicious vegetables in the nursery garden to make some carrot muffins and various tasty soups.
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.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.