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History - order toys from oldest to newest.


This week in History we are talking about what we know about toys?

 We will be looking at a variety of toys for their similarities and their differences.

1/ Ask your child: -

  • What do you think of when talking about toys?
  • Can you talk about/describe your favourite toy?
  • Do you know what your toys are made from?
  • Where may you get toys from?
  • Do any of your toys move?
  • How do your toys work?
  • Do your toys need batteries?
  • Do you know anything about old toys?
  • If an old toy had a moving part, would it use batteries?

Ask your child to draw and label toys that they may have in their home. Ask them to talk about the toys and describe the toys.


2/ Share youtube video – 100 years of toys.

Pause the video and discuss with your child the different toys through the years.

Which toy is the oldest and which toy is the newest?

Discuss how toys have changed over time.

Discuss how their Grandparents will have played with different toys to Mum and Dad.

Discuss how they will play with quite different toys, to the toys that Mum and Dad will have played with.

Encourage your child to consider what toys they can remember from when they were babies and from when they were younger than they are now.

Ask your child if they think that they are helped with their memories, by seeing photographs?

Memories can be helped by seeing objects or by our family members talking about the past.



Share activity timeline with your child.

Can your child draw/ label and write about toys, in an order from the earliest memory and oldest toy, to the toy that they are playing with now?


This week we are exploring various materials. We are looking at different materials found in various toys.


Share the below video with your child and discuss the various materials.


Pause the video at given intervals and discuss the different materials and where they can be found.

  • Paper
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Cotton
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Ceramics
  • Wool


Have a selection of toys. Explore and describe the toys for their similarities and differences in materials.  (Working scientifically)

Can your child talk about why certain materials have been used in the toys?

Can your child sort a selection of toys into different groups for the various materials?

Personal, Social, Health Education.

This week we are discussing what we know and understand about Bullying.

Can I say what bullying is? Do I know what to do if I am being bullied?

Ask your child what they understand about bullying.

What is it to bully someone?

Can your child give an example of bullying?

How does bullying make others feel?

Key features of bullying:

• Bullying does not just happen once. Bullying is repetitive. (Everyday, again, all the time.)

• Bullying is deliberate. A person is hurt on purpose.

• Bullying is unfair. The person doing the bullying is stronger or there are more people that are being unkind to just one person.

Bullying makes the person that is being bullied sad.

Discuss the below examples with your child.

(Which of the below examples is about bullying.)

1. Lisa and Henry throw Isobel’s coat on the floor every morning and watch the teacher tell her off for making the cloakroom messy.

2. Scott and Jane are in Year 2 and they fall out one day. Jane is really angry and takes Scott’s crisps and throws them all over the floor.

Discuss examples. Why is one bullying?

  • Talk about the first example being repetitive and therefore considered bullying behaviour.
  • Talk about the second example being an incident that happened, ‘one day.’ It was not repetitive behaviour and therefore not considered bullying but more unkind behaviour.

Talk about both examples being unkind but how one is considered bullying.