Following on from reading Tin Tin, Ioan decided to get out Daddy’s old train set and set up some track for his Tin Tin characters to have a few adventures.



Ioan set out the train track in the shape of Tin Tin, complete with the quiff, holding Snowy the dog.

The wooden dolls were added to the scene, with Thompson and Tomson on the green train and Captain Haddock in his boat.

Calculus and Tin Tin also caught a ride on some trains.

With three children playing alongside each other, it is rarely peaceful. Luckily they are used to adapting their play. While Ioan and Finny tried to play with the train track, they had Cian and a few friendly sea animals come to visit them.

Finny decided to use the magnet from one train, to repel the magnet of another and push it along the train track.

The sharp bends on the track, meant that team work was required to get the train round in one piece.

DfES Outcomes for EYFS and National Curriculum (2013)

Art and design

Key Stage 1 Programme of study

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Science Year 3 programme of study

Forces and magnets

  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others