When children and parents arrived at school on Monday morning they were shocked and surprised to see that a time machine had landed in the middle of the playground! Everyone said it was a time machine because it was covered in clocks, all of which were working but showed different times. Children were quick to notice letterboxes on the side of the time machine labelled ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’. Children were soon writing letters to the time travellers which they posted into the time machine. Everyone was very surprised when they received letters back from the time travellers!!
The school installed CCTV cameras to monitor the time machine overnight and everyone was astonished when Tan burst into Mr Leigh’s assembly in the school hall on Tuesday morning to say something very exciting had happened during the night! Everyone was amazed when they saw the CCTV film footage of a time traveller emerging from the machine and walking into every classroom in school and leaving a box in each classroom!
Children quickly went back to their classrooms and found the box which the time traveller had left. The things in the box helped the children with their work. In Foundation Stage children explored structures from the past and built their own very tall tower and a Great Wall from Nursery to Class 3! In Year 1 children were exploring World War One – they worked hard to create their own clothes from recycled materials and staged their own ‘Make & Mend’ fashion show. Children in Year 2 explored the need to protect animals so that they are there for future generations.
Things got even more exciting on Wednesday when two time travellers were found walking around the playground. They visited each classroom and scanned the children for positivity and shared with them their time travelling map. The travellers were able to explain about the past and the future. The last time they had visited Shelton Lock there were dinosaurs roaming about! They also spoke about how endangered animals were surviving in the future because of the conservation work by some people.
Children produced much high quality writing during the week and they kept writing and posting letters and information to the time travellers. Much artwork and some high quality observational drawings of endangered animals were produced.
Year 2 children also worked with film makers to create their own news reports of the exciting events in school.
The following Monday children were surprised to find that the time machine had gone, however, the time travellers had written a message on the playground in moon language which said ‘Goodbye Shelton, Thank You’.