As I'm writing this, I'm reflecting on a really brilliant Friday afternoon today.
We have recently joined Tiverton museum as school members, with huge thanks to FONTS for funding this. As part of this membership, we receive loans of artefact boxes from the museum. The box that we've used in Year 4 is a 'mystery artefacts' box.
The artefacts were on display when the children arrived this morning and caused quite a stir!
"What is that?" "What would that have been used for?" "That looks so old!"
We then spent the afternoon as Historians, investigating what each item could be and what it could have been used for. The historical skills and questioning demonstrated by the children was excellent. They used evidence to support their arguments and thought carefully about how objects have changed over time, and the way society must also have changed alongside this.
We plan to open a 'Monday museum afternoon' in the last week of this half term so that the other children can come and see the artefacts as well. Ash Class will be the curators and will be able to explain the items to all of our visitors. Take a look at the photos... do you know what everything is?
A fab afternoon to end the week!
Have a lovely weekend all.
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