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Treasured toys

Knowledge and skills

  • Speaking before writing
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Reading wideley
  • Planning
  • Working as a team

All children can relate to Ranjit's feelings towards Asha, his treasured toy tiger. Talk about children's own treasured toys and use this as a springboard into exploring toys today and in the past.

Read the story of Ranjit’s Rainbow Tigers to the class and, as the children listen, ask them to think about the toy tiger Asha. Why is Asha so special to Ranjit? What makes a toy special? What do the children think Mrs Bannerjee meant by, A tatty old toy is often so much more than a tatty old toy?

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