To continue our work on The Kapok Tree, the class prepared and produced a puppet show, taking on the different characters and animals in it. They shared their work with parents and siblings at the end of term 'fair' they also made.
We have been studying the work of air and the history of flight over the past few weeks, making timelines, marvelling at the bravery of the first people to launch themselves off of towers, to fly next to naked flames in early balloons and to have nothing between them and the earth but canvass and rope. To cement our work, we went on a field trip to Brooklands museum. Thank you to Tanya for her help with this. Our tour took us from almost the earliest aircraft from Brooklands to Concord; looking at golden toilets on private aircraft; working in the aircraft factory, with clocking on and clocking off; and making loopy gliders which we tested outside. One of our volunteers has flown in Conc
We have enjoyed working hard in our garden - starting by planting the right plants and with lots of love and attention along the way. Hot afternoons, sketching flowers and listening to a story - what a lovely way to end a class day.
Every Tuesday this summer we've heard the toot and the chug of the steam train arriving into Windsor and Eton Riverside station. So, today, just like the story, we impetuously downed tools and hurried to the vantage point of the bridge to wave to the enthusiasts arriving in style - to continue their journey on a steam boat on the Thames.