Thank you so much to all those grandparents and family members who attended our toys from the past afternoon to finish our history topic. It was lovely to see so many faces and to show the children some old toys that their grandparents used to play with.
Year 1 had a fabulous time this afternoon comparing old and new toys! We had lovely discussions with our family members about what the toys they used to play with in the past and we even had chance to play with some of them. We then enjoyed a range of activities such as making a jack in a box, a cup and ball and exploring different types of toys. Thank you so much to our family members that joined us this afternoon.
We have thoroughly enjoyed learning how the Romans lived today in year 4. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for all of the hard work that has been put into the children’s Roman Day costumes.
Here come the Romans and don’t they look fantastic! We have emperors, soldiers, warriors and gladiators, princesses, queens and slaves.
A fantastic effort made by all – thank you Year 4.
Year 1/1 had a brilliant time at Hanley museum this morning taking part in a toys from the past workshop. We looked at old dolls, some of which were over 100 years old, old teddies and spinning tops. We also had a play with a Jacob’s ladder toy and an acrobatic monkey toy. We discussed how toys have changed over time and even made our own cup and ball craft.
We would like to say a big thank you to Amanda who ran the workshop and also well done to all the children who behaved impeccably and enthusiastically throughout.
Year 1 have been very excited to start their Toys topic this week. We started by listening and dancing to Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in our music lesson with Mrs Brian and Miss Ford before looking at our favourite modern toys from home. We discussed what materials our toys are made from and how they work. We also discussed how some toys have always been popular e.g. dolls but looked at how they have changed over time.
We are looking forward to our trip to Hanley museum next week where we will take part in a ‘Toys from the Past’ workshop.
We have celebrated Black History Month this week and we have learnt lots more about many famous, inspirational individuals:
Thank you Adena for sharing your book from home with us.
A fantastic start to the day getting fit on scooters and then ending the day learning about how the Ancient Egyptians mummified bodies to preserve them. We transported ourselves back in time by having an embalming table, wearing the mask of Anubis as well as having tools, bandages and Nitron (salt and bicarbonate of soda). We, of course didn’t use a Pharaoh, we used a tomato.
Year 3 have used their knowledge of Ancient Egypt to predict what Howard Carter might have seen inside Tutankhamen’s chamber. We then recorded our observations of what we saw inside our pyramid. Nothing!! Finally, we suggested why we couldn’t see anything in our pyramid but Carter saw many ‘wonderful things’. To be continued……
This week when we have retrieved information from texts about Egypt, we learned that the Ancient Egyptians invented many things for a more comfortable life. This afternoon, we have gone back in time to Egypt, to construct our own paper (papyrus).