Wow! What a feast for the eyes- Museum Day has arrived.
This morning, the doors to the wonderful Whitehorse Manor Junior Museum were opened. We were immediately hit by a beautiful array of colour coming from the Year 5 Zone-The Vikings are Coming! Viking portraits and shields adorned the corridor. An angry looking warrior, made by the children and who goes by name of Sven, was on guard as we made our way through the Year 5 zone; sampling delicious Viking replica food, trying on Viking costumes as well as having the opportunity to write our name in Runes (The Viking alphabet).
Moving along the corridor, we entered the Year 6 zone- Walk like an Egyptian! Golden Death Masks glittered in the sunlight and beautiful Canopic Jars were displayed for all to see. Suddenly, from the corner of your eye you notice that a life-size Egyptian Mummy is on the loose and has left its Sarcophagus behind in order to join the children in looking at the amazing DT work- Shadufs (hand-operated device for lifting water, invented in ancient times and still used in India, Egypt, and some other countries to irrigate land) that the Year 6 children have produced this week.
Going downstairs, we enter the Year 4 Zone- When in Rome! We are greeted by the sound of the Roman Army and soldiers positioned into the ‘tortoise formation’. Roman shields are displayed along the corridor and what a pleasure it is to see the detail that has gone into designing and making the replica shields. Roman mosaics and purses are also beautifully decorating the corridor.
Last but not least, we head off to the Year 3 Zone- The Crystal Palace. The children have been busily building 3D sculptures of the Crystal Palace and carefully decorated them using tissue paper. Artefacts and information cards have been displayed for us to peruse as we wander around the museum.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of the children and staff that have taken the time to produce such beautiful Thematic work. What a great way to end the week!
Well done Whitehorse Manor Juniors.