On a soggy, wet Tuesday morning this week, Year 1 ventured forth to Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood. After a long journey we arrived to explore the delights of this wonderful toy collection. The children were presented with cabinets of modern, classic and old fashioned toys. National Trust guides helped the children to discover the differences between old and new toys. Through a series of challenges, the year 1 children hunted around the galleries as toy detectives looking for clues. They were engaged in a toy workshop where they became history experts and had to identify the age of a variety of toys ranging from modern toys, toys parents played with and toys grandparents played with. From this they created a real life timeline of toys. They were very good at making observations to secure the age of the toy. Later, the children play acted as a Victorian child and most climbed up a mini chimney to re-enact being a chimney sweep. By the end of the day, the children left tired but eager to go home and play with their own toys.

The Year 1 Teachers 

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