KS1 Tiverton Museum Trip
On Friday Class 1 and 2 went on a fantastic trip to Tiverton Museum. We split into groups and took it in turns to have a go at lots of different activities. One of these was exploring Victorian toys and having a go at trying to work out how to use different toys from the past, our favourite being the game of bagatelle. The next activity we explored was the farming museum, exploring how farming was different hundreds of years ago, before the use of tractors on farms. We spend time looking at how different farming tools were used and made.
In the Victorian kitchen, we had a go at making our own “rag rug”, using bits of old rag to make a rug. We pushed the rag through hessian material, to create a small miniature rug. This took us a long time and was pretty tricky to get the hang of, but we managed to make a few in the end. In the kitchens we also had the chance to explore Victorian washing machines and cooking utensils.
We learnt that the museum was actually an old Victorian school, so spend some time learning at a Victorian school! We had a go at writing on slate with special slate pencils and found out that often only the teacher would write with chalk, as it was expensive. Someone from the museum was dressed as a teacher and explained that everyone was made to write with their right hands, even if they were left-handed!
At the end of the day, we got the chance to explore the museum and have a go at dressing up, exploring the train and other transport. There were also toys from the past, which all the teachers could remembered from when they were younger! It was an all-round fantastic trip and lots of us wish we could’ve stayed even longer.