How have toys changed over time?
This half term, our learning will be all about toys and how they have changed over time. With a strong History focus, we will explore toys that we play with today and how these have developed over the years. We will look at older toys and describe them, considering their materials and how the materials of toys have changed today. In English, we will focus on the story of 'The Teddy Robber' and we will take inspiration from this to create our own felt teddies. In Art, we will focus on the paintings of Andy Warhol and create our own teddy bear artwork.
We are very excited about our Vintage Toy Fair on Thursday 28th November. Families are invited to join us and share toys that they used to play with. We hope that many of you can make it and look forward to sharing our learning with you!
Highlight of the Week - 25th November 2019
In Geography this week, we have been learning about toys from around the world and how they differ. We compared the toys from other countries to the toys we play here in England. We found out about lots of amazing toys, like Russian Dolls and a game called Carrom played in India. We learnt all about Worry Dolls that children in Guatemala use to share their fears with. Then, we made our own worry dolls that we could use if we are feeling worried!
Highlight of the Week - 18th November 2019
This week Rabbits had their class assembly! We shared all the wonderful work we have so far all, all to do with our learning enquiry 'How have toys changed over time?'. We showed the home learning we have completed, when we asked our families about the toys they used to play with when they were younger. We also showed the teddies we made in art that the Teddy Robber then stole! Finally, we showed our fantastic English work from when we described the giant to help get our teddies back! What a lot of learning we have already done!
Highlight of the Week - 11th November 2019
This week in Year 1, we have been investigating a crime scene! We have been using our best detective skills to find out who the Teddy Robber is so that we can get our teddies back. We have been using magnifying glasses and tweezers to search the crime scene for clues. Hopefully we will find the Teddy Robber soon and get our teddies back!