Both Year 1 classes have enjoyed a wonderful day out at the V & A Museum of Childhood. This has helped us with our current class topic of looking at toys that children have played with throughout different time periods. We were able to take part in a fascinating workshop at the Museum. Toys dating back to Victorian times were shown to us. We were able to see how these are very different to the toys that we play with back at home.
Our V & A trip inspired the pupils to set up a Michael Faraday pop up Toy Museum. We asked the children to choose their favourite toys that we are able to play with at school. Working in small groups, the children then sorted these into different categories. These included cars, animals, old toys and soft toys.
We put a lot of thought into the setting out of our exhibition. The pupils carefully wrote out some labels, as well as some instructions and guidance for any visitors to our museum.
Year 1 then invited our friends from around the school to have a look around the exhibition. We took on the role of being a museum guide and showing our guests around. We were thrilled when we had a special visit from the Head and Deputy Head teacher!
We finished off this exercise by asking our visiting friends what they thought of our Toy Museum. We also asked questions about some of the toys, to see what information they had learnt.
You can watch a special online tour of the Michael Faraday Year 1 Toy Museum in the video above, as well as admire the exhibition in the pictures below.