Sorting Old and New Toys

This week, following Christmas, Year 2 have been thinking about different kinds of toys.

We played a game called Running Relay.  In groups, one at a time, we made a list of as many toys as we could think of.

In our groups, we then sorted pictures of toys into two groups, old toys and new toys.

We discussed how we had decided if the toys were old or new and came up with the following suggestions:

  1. What is the toy made from? (New toys tend to be made from plastic.)
  2. How does the toy move? (Old toys used clockwork, new toys have batteries.)
  3. How is the toy made? (Old toys were mainly made by hand.)