Year 1 recently visited The Heritage Centre in Woolwich to learn all about toys from the past. We found out that toys long ago required a lot more effort than toys today. We had lots of fun trying out each of the toys and by the end of our time there we were experts at using yoyos, diabolos and spinning tops too!
Environmental Centre, Eltham – Year 1
Year 1 recently visited the Environmental Centre in Eltham to explore plants and other growing things. We found out the names of lots of plants and trees and we even got to smell some plants that use their scent to stop animals from eating them, the Stinking Iris has a very fitting name! We had lots of fun creating art using natural materials and our scavenger hunt helped us to collect just the right amount of materials that we needed. We can't wait to visit again!
Year 1 visited the Royal Observatory in the Spring term and what a spectacular time we had! We learnt all about the seasons and how the tilt of the earth decides whether it's summer or winter. We had a lot of fun exploring the skies and becoming astronomers before helping little bear find his friend big bear in the night sky.
Heritage Centre – Toys!
Year 1 had a wonderful time at the Heritage Centre in Woolwich on their recent class trip. The children found out about toys from the past and discovered that not only were toys long ago usually made of wood, toys never needed batteries to make them work!
The children were able to play with the toys and the spinning tops were a particular favourite. Our teacher at the centre, Kailee, knew lots of facts about the toys we were playing with and could tell us all about the people who used to play with them, whether they were expensive or cheap toys and how old they were. The boys and girls had lots of fun with our special helper Mrs Perry who we owe a huge thank you to for her great help on the day.
We can’t wait for our next visit to the Heritage Centre!