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A Day at the Museum

We've had a fantastic day at the Museum of Liverpool today. We learned about toys from the past and how they've changed over hundred of years to the toys we have today. We also learned about the materials that toys are made from and how that too has changed over time. There was plenty of time to explore the museum too - we looked at housing throughout Liverpool's history, different types of transport in our city and also learned about the importance of the docks. Oh, I almost forgot the most exciting part of our day... lunch!

 

Can we also say a big thank you to all of our parent helpers, your support was greatly appreciated.

As part of our History topic, we headed to the Museum of Liverpool where we got to explore toys 'old' and 'new'.  Our session on Toys began with us considering our favourite toys before heading to the 'Gobal City' gallery to lean all about Frank Hornby the inventor of Meccano, Dinky cars and Hornby Trains.  We then moved to 'The Great Port' gallery to see some actual Hornby Trains and discovered that even though they were invented in Liverpool, they were played with all over the world.  After that, we discussed chronology as we investigated the toys timeline in the 'History Detectives' gallery.  Then we moved into the Education Room where Steve talked to us about how the differences in the materials, design and technology used to make toys, provide clues about their age.  We even had the chance to examine and play with toys that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents might have played with.  Next, we spent time looking around the museum for 'Blackie' and once we found him, we sat down and completed the 'Toys Trail' booklet.  We learnt lots and laughed lots, and we even bumped into a suffragette!

 

 

Thank you to our two the parent helpers, Mr Elcock and Mrs McDonald, we couldn't have gone without you.  heart

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