Our three year 1 classes had a wonderful trip to The Horniman museum last Friday. Each class had a 45 min-workshop which involved:
– playing African instruments (djembe, kalimba, thumb piana, drums);
-trying on African clothes;
-listening to a story about how Kente cloth from Ghana was created;
-playing with toys that were made out of junk.
In the Horniman gardens children had a flower hunt with a partner. They visited the farm, saw alpaca, rabbits, goats and sheep. They had a picnic on the grass.
At the museum the children saw stuffed animals. There was an exploration room where children had a chance to look at some bugs closely using a microscope and they drew some of their favourite animals. They also went to the music room where children got to listen to some musical instruments and tried to identify which instrument it was.