Heritage Education – Toys and Games

An interactive handling session for Key Stage 1. Delivered at St Johns House Museum or in your classroom.
Your class will enjoy a fun, interactive session and learn about toys and games in the past. Without a battery or electronic device in sight.
This workshop includes:
  • A handling session of real and replica toys and games from the pastDSCN0756a
  • Investigating materials toys in the past and today are made from.
  • Exploring the forces and power sources needed to make toys in the past and today work
  • Opportunity for pupils to compare toys from the past with toys of today
  • If experienced at the museum; the chance to see historic toys on display


Pupils will be able to practise skills in :
  • Chronological understanding – understand how toys were different in the past.
  • Change and continuity – talk about how toys in the past were different from today and what is similar.
  • Significance – understanding that design, materials and technology can show whether a toy is old or new.
  • Interpretation- make inferences about how toys were different in the past.
  • Historic enquiry – comparing/contrasting information, identifying and analysing evidence.
  • Use of resources – the workshop uses replica and contemporary toys.


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