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.
Elephant class worked hard in the last couple of weeks of term to design, make and evaluate their own puppets. From Minions, Harry Potter and Voldemort to LFC footballers and princesses, there was a wide range of different puppets.
On the last day of term, we celebrated their hard work by planning and performing puppet shows in small groups.
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...