On the last week before half term, we were visited by Jeremy from Tunbridge Wells Museum. He showed us a variety of old toys and explained how they were used. The children each got to hold all of the toys, and learned interesting facts such as Lego being the most popular toy... ever! It was lovely to see them enraptured with the toys and make guesses about what they were for. A very big thank you to the Tunbridge Wells Museum, and it was a great way to round off our 'In the Toy Chest' topic.
What a wonderful day! We have created a gallery to show all the pictures that were taken yesterday. Everyone looked amazing and had an awful lot of fun too. Thank you for helping create such amazing costumes.
We started off the day with a costume parade and photoshoot in the hall with Year 2, where we played all sorts of old games, or games inspired by old toys. After play time we went back to our classrooms and Year 1 spent time sketching the toys that we are borrowing from the Maidstone Museum. Later on, we had a visit from Mrs Thompson, who had all kinds of exciting old toys- the most popular being a wind up backflipping dog toy! We finished off by designing our puppets, ready to make the next day...
We have had an amazing day today! The children looked absolutely fabulous and they have all enjoyed a range of activities including a costume parade. Please see our gallery for further pictures.
Today, year 3 went to the Museum of Kent life in Maidstone for Stone Age day. We had many different sessions;
- we learnt about trading,
- we found out what weapons they had,
- we learnt about how Stone Age people evolved from hunter gatherrs to farmers,
- we met a member of a stone age tribe,
- we found out what beliefs and burial traditions they had,
- and took part in cave painting.
We also had a play in the outdoor areas within the museum complex.
A brilliant day all round! Thank you to all the accompanying adults.
Today Leopards class had a visit from Mr Victrix who taught us all about the Stone Age! We learnt about how the first hunter-gatherers lived, and how the invention of farming lead to Neolithic times. We enjoyed learning about different Stone Age weapons, and even tried our hands at group deer hunting (not a real deer, but a willing volunteer wearing antlers!).
In the afternoon we did a variety of Art and Craft activities, but also had the opportunity to hunt our own woolly mammoth using javelins! We've had a great day and learnt a lot!
Please see our gallery for more pictures.