Are you ready to travel back in time?

This half term, we’re taking a trip to the past to discover what life was like at the time when we were born. Younger children will come along to our Teddy Bear’s picnic, so we can observe how toddlers play and move. We’ll also find out how babies change and grow over time. Thinking about our childhoods, we’ll use photos and objects from the past to help us remember special times including weddings and christenings. We’ll talk about our families and share happy memories of people or pets who are no longer alive. Learning about the days, weeks and months of the year will help us to work out how long we will have to wait for our birthdays to arrive! We’ll decide how objects from the past were used and have fun learning games, songs and dances from bygone days.

We’ll share class memory books, collages and a rap with you at the end of our project and make memories that will last a lifetime.

ILP focus

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Language, literacy and communication

Recounts, diary writing, rhymes and mnemonics, descriptions, information books

Mathematical development

Number and shape patterns, using calendars

Personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity

Caring for babies and toddlers, sharing memories, playing and working co-operatively, feeling positive

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Changes within living memory, fieldwork in the local area, animals including humans (parts and senses), working scientifically

Physical development

Traditional games

Creative development

Drawing, painting, collage, portraits, making picnic foods, celebration cards, making a memory box, songs that help us remember, dance sequences

Help your child prepare for their project

Looking back on the past can be funny, poignant and interesting! Why not get together as a family and share photos from the past, commenting on wacky clothes and happy holidays? Alternatively, visiting a local museum would allow you to see what life was like in the past. You could also play some traditional games from your childhood. Hopscotch, skipping and conkers are all lots of fun!




Memory Box