We had a visit from the Wycombe Museum. We talked about our favourite toys and the toys that Victorian children played with. Some of the children said they liked to play with dolls. Cerri told us that children in Victorian times would use wooden pegs and rags to create their own dolls or hair pins bent into a doll shape! We also discussed similarities and differences between toys today and toys from the past. This made links to our science topic on materials.
We then split into groups and spent time playing with old toys, sorting toys to create a timeline, making a moving picture wheel and drawing historical artefacts.
At the end of the session we talked about what we had learnt. Cerri was impressed with our knowledge of clockwork toys and how they worked.
In the afternoon we used our cutting skills and created some paper toys. We made split pin teddy bears, finger puppets, balancing parrots and a moving picture wheel. We also had the opportunity to play with old toys.
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