Toy making in Cedar
What a fun and exciting week for Cedar which ended with a fantastic day of toy making.
Real life toy makers Don and Kathryn visited Cedar class to answer the children’s questions on how a toy was made and to give them the opportunity to make their own. They showed the children a variety of traditional wooden toys and talked about how they worked using the forces of push and pull and gravity. The children were taught how to carefully use tools and to add decoration to toys and then off they went making their very own wooden toy! Here they are making their toys and some of our finished toys.
Reece drilling a hole using an old fashioned drill Demi and Charlotte sanding their pieces of wood to prepare them
Jack hammering the pieces together Lexie decorating the pieces
Oliver’s roundabout Jack’s bear and blacksmith
It was a fantastic day and the children learnt a lot.
We have also been busy in English writing our own defeating the villain stories and there have been some fantastic results. In maths we have continued with our edition and subtraction skills and the children are really improving with these.
In topic we have started to learn about ‘The Great Fire of London’. We learnt where the fire started- in a bakery on Pudding Lane- and the children thought about how and why the bakery set on fire. Next week we will find out about Samuel Pepys and why the fire spread so quickly and easily.
We also had a visit from British professional long jumper Daniel Gardiner who helped us with our teamwork by encouraging us to do our best in different relay races. It was lovely to see the children cheering each other on and developing their athletics skills.
We have all been very impressed with the children this week and their attitudes to learning and behaviour. Well done all and keep it up!