This week, we have been finding out about toys from the past. Did you know that before the 19th Century, most toys were handmade? This invited its own problems as the handcrafted toys were not particularly safe and contained some dangerous parts, such as poorly fixed glass beads for teddy bears' eyes. Nowadays, our toys have to pass many safety tests before they can leave the factory. Lots of modern toys can move in many ways using batteries or electronic motors and many of our favourite toys have screens. In the past, to make a toy move it needed clockwork elements and had to be wound up. We have had fun sorting old and modern toys into groups and have compared the technology, safety, manufacture and materials used to make them.
Just a reminder that the first felting workshop will begin this Tuesday 21st November at 1.15pm with Mrs Rylands. Your child will either be in Group 1 (21st Nov), Group 2 (28th Nov) or Group 3 (5th Dec). If you are unsure, please come and speak to us as you are invited to join your child in their designated workshop and learn how to do this incredible and very beautiful skill.