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Thrapston

Primary School

Y5 History - Victorians

Victorian Toys

This week we will be looking at the type of toys rich and poor children in Victorian times played with.

I have included links to a couple of films – one that tells you about Victorian games and toys and one that is a drama where two children travel back in time and experience for themselves some of the toys that were used.

https://safeyoutube.net/w/LvxF

https://safeyoutube.net/w/hwxF

One of the activities we would have done on the History off the Page Victorian day would have been to make some Victorian toys so I have included a website with some instructions on how to make a few toys and play some games. Later in the week I will put out a video showing how to make a ball and cup toy.

https://downloads.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/victorians_games.pdf

There is also a link to a website with more information about Victorian toys and games for you to research.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/toys.htm

 

Tasks – you can do any of the following:

  • Write a comparison between Victorian toys and toys nowadays.
  • Design an advert promoting a Victorian toy that you have learnt about.
  • Make one of the toys from the ‘hands on history’ website.
  • Write a story about Victorian children and their toys.
  • Write a comparison about the toys that rich children and poor children played with.

 

As I mentioned before, later in the week I will put out a short film showing you how to make a cup and ball toy.

Hope you are all well.