This term our topic is all about 'Toys from the past'. This Toys unit will teach children about popular toys through the 20th century and the early 21st century. Firstly, it asks the children to think about their favourite toy from today before moving on to look at toys which were popular when their parents and grandparents were children. Throughout the unit, the children will develop a range of historical skills such as: asking and answering questions, identifying and interpreting different sources and recognising change and exploring how this influences them today. A range of learning activities are used in this unit which include: drawing discussions, role play and games as well as writing tasks to encourage the children to fully engage in lessons. Each lesson will start with a visual timetable to ensure children can think of their learning in relation to time.
We had a delivery today from the ‘Toy Museum’. We were very excited to find lots of toys from the past inside the box. We had lots of time to explore them all. We then had to become historians and discuss the different toys with our partner. After that we were asked to do our own research using books. Our aim was to find out as much as we could about our toy from the past. To finish our lesson we sketched our toy by using our observation skills