Year 1 enjoyed a great day out at the V & A Museum of Childhood. We were able to learn about the toys that children played with in the past, and see how they are different to the ones that we have at home.
The visit inspired the Year 1 pupils to set up their own Michael Faraday Toy Museum. We talked about what types of toys we would like to display, and how we could go about organising them.
The children learnt from the V & A trip that most Museums organise the exhibitions in a particular order. We invited all pupils and staff to bring in a selection of their favourite toys from home. We then sorted these out into different toy categories – actions figures, soft toys and transport etc.
All pupils from around the school were then invited to visit the Year 1 Toy Museum. We had a couple of pupils placed by the door to welcome our guests. The Year 1 pupils were then given a small selection of visitors to show around the museum and to answer any questions about the toys.
This was a great opportunity for Year 1 to work with other year groups at Michael Faraday and to share their work and knowledge of toys. It was particularly pleasing to see how confident the children were when talking with some of the elder children.
You can enjoy your own personal viewing around the Michael Faraday Toy Museum in the video above.