As part of the History strand Local Studies, our class have been looking at Games and Pastimes in the Past.
We watched 100 Years of Toys and many of the class brought in toys and games that belonged to grandparents and/or parents and even their own toys that they've had since they were very small! We had a Show and Tell and Ms Burke was getting very nostalgic when she saw some of the toys from the 80s! It was great to see that some toys and games have stood the test of time - marbles, skipping ropes, cards, dolls, chess, teddies, toy soldiers, dinkies to name but a few. Of course, as time changes we have embraced squishies, slime, fidget spinners, Play Stations etc.
We examined Flemish Renaissance artist, Pieter Bruegel's Children's Games (1560) and compared some of the games and activities to what children play today.
And some people think History is just memorising dates, battles and generals!