On Monday, 22nd January, the children admired a great selection of horse brass, learning about their use as decorations for harnesses. They also handled a variety of horseshoes, understanding how they were designed to prevent breakage and excessive hoofwear.
The children put their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills to use by designing and creating their own amulets using a variety of natural materials, including feathers, rosemary and white bell heather.
In the second half of the afternoon, children were shown a range of maps from stories, including one about local kelpies. After this, they were asked to draw their own maps, from a bird's eye view. This activity reinforced previous learning about map-reading and allowed them to create their own world, with rivers, forests and mythical creatures.