Toys Through Time
This week in topic we studied the picture 'Children's Games' by Pieter Bruegel.
We had the opportunity to explore similar games from the 1560's. We had great fun and think we should still play some of these today.
We then used our experiences to write instructions of how to play these games.
At the end of the week, we were fortunate enough to go to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. Here we went to a workshop where we learnt about how different toys move, for example; push, pull, wind up, wind, gravity, cogs and springs. We also had some time to explore the museum and the toys from the past. We saw lots of exciting things and had a chance to play with some of the toys, e.g. a rocking horse and some of us made our own Punch and Judy puppet show.
Take a look at some of the things we saw and tried: