Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Medical Mice

Another bit of video, this time from Year 5 working with our new puppet theatre (it's an old wooden clothes-horse with felt stapled over it). Pupils used the 'Doctor! Doctor!' exercise from the Minimus workbook to write little Latin dialogues, which they acted out with the help of our mouse puppets.

We have a set of three - doctor (with tiny scalpel and pill sewn on his paws), patient (optional bandage and spots) and nurse. They started life as a set of soft toys from Ikea, but were..converted...for use as finger puppets. Best not to think about it too hard.

We found that it was impossible to record video and audio at the same time, as the puppet handlers' voices were muffled by the felt screen, so we recorded the dialogue first, then played it back as a guide for the action.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wasp and Cow

Year 7 wrote little puppet plays to explain the use of the six cases. Here's a collaborative effort, with two of our favourite puppets (picked from an ever-growing collection).