As part of our 'Time Travelers' theme this half term, Year 1 have been busy designing and making their own moving toy for a child of the future. Their design had to include wheels, axles and a chassis and had to be able to be pulled along by a small child. The rest was up to them! I'm sure you'll agree that they have turned out rather well.
We made an old Victorian toy called a thaumatrope. A thaumatrope is a toy constructed from a simple disk or card featuring a different picture on each side and attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled rapidly the card rotates on its axis and the two images appear to combine