It was lovely to see the children back after their half term holidays and hear about all the things they got up to. The children have shown lots of enthusiasm for our new topic on ‘Toys’ and were excited when we visited the Hertford Toy Museum on Tuesday. Whilst at the museum the children attended a workshop called ‘Nelly’s Toy Box’. Nelly was the granddaughter of the founder of the museum. The children enjoyed exploring some of the old toys that Nelly would have played with such as a jack in the box, a yo-yo, a Diablo, a cup and ball, a spinning top, an old fashioned music tin, a zoetrope and many more! The adults had lots of fun at the museum as well!
In English the children have gained confidence using a range of non-fiction texts. They have been using the contents page, index and glossary to gather information about toys from the past.
In Maths the children have been finding out about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They have been exploring how many sides, corners, faces, edges and vertices different shapes have.
In RE the children used role-play to act out the parts of the Mass.
In Science the children had lots of fun exploring the building properties of straw. The children worked in groups and took on the role as predictors, investigators and explorers to find out the best way to make a house. Afterwards, a hairdryer was used to see which house could not be ‘huffed’ and ‘puffed’ down!
On Friday the children ran brilliantly when they participated in the house cross-country. Well done to all children!
Next week it is fair trade week and there have been activities planned around this. On Thursday it is World Book Day and I am sure the children are very excited about dressing us as a favourite book character!
Enjoy the weekend!