Year 5 pupils create Zoetropes

If you don't know what a zoetrope is, then ask any of the pupils in year 5. Pupils have been sawing, cutting, drawing and sticking recently to create, what the Victorians would have called, the very latest in entertainment! By looking through slits cut in a rotating drum (you can see some completed examples in the picture above), the awe-struck Victorians would have seen images seemingly moving (very much like a flicker book effect).

Part of the year 5 themed half-term on the Victorians, the Design and Technology project has complemented learning carried out in History, Art and Literacy. On display in the year 5 classrooms currently - these will be making their way home in the near future to 'Wow' parents and siblings!