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What Toys Did They Play With In The Past?

Our new history topic for this half-term is called 'Childhood'. In this topic, we will be exploring the differences between the toys children played with in the past and the toys we play with now. By the end of the topic, we will know what is meant by the 'past' and be able to explain the concept of 'chronological order'.

Resources your child will need for this topic:
If possible, please could you send your child in with 3 photographs; one of them as a baby, one of them as a toddler and a recent photograph. It would be helpful if you could also send them in with 3 additional photos of a parent/grandparent as a baby, child and adult. We will place these photographs in chronological order along a personal timeline to help reinforce this very tricky concept. Your child will need these photos on 2.3.22. 

An additional plea: If you have any toys that you enjoyed playing with as a child (and you wouldn't mind lending to Anning Class), we would be very grateful to explore these in our lessons beginning 9.3.22. 

We will continue with the second half of our Animal Planet topic where we will learn the 5 animal categories and their features. The knowledge organiser for this unit is attached below to help you enhance your child's learning at home. 


  • You're all doing a fab job with your reading and Doodle maths! Keep it up and we may see another golden envelope coming our way!
  • We are changing the way we hand out our ReadWrite Inc reading books. Books will now be sent out on a Friday after your child has studied the story in school. The purpose of this is to help build their fluency and story-telling abilities.  
  • Please encourage your child to borrow a book off our reading trolley at the start/end of the day - once the weather has calmed down I will be leaving the trolley outside the classroom for you to help yourselves to story books. 
  • PE lessons are on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on these days, including a warm change of clothes incase their session is outside. 

I am looking forwards to another fun half-term with your children - and watch this space for details on an upcoming school trip we have to Wollaton Hall (a letter will be sent home this week).