Linking Project St Joseph's visit 4J - March 20
Lesson: Personal, Social and Emotional Education
Class: Year 4J Year: 2019 - 2020
Today (Wednesday 11th March), 4J met up with their linking project partner school - St Joseph's (Heywood).
St Jospeh's arrived promptly at 10am ready for a day of action, fun, learning and working together. Both classes started in the hall with some circle games. First up was cross the circle if...; a game played to mix the children up as they had congreagted with their school rather than mixing with each other. Next up was a game of 1,2,3 which starts off easy and gets progressively harder and more thought provoking but gets the children communcciating face to face with each other. After this, the children split into 4 teams and had to hold hands and get a hoop round it without breaking the circle (see the videos). This involved lots of key skills: cooperative, collaboration, communication, planning and team work amongst. The final activity in the hall was again in teams and again used all of these skills. Each team had to get from one end of the hall to the other without touching the floor. To do this, they each had two mats but only three people could be on a mat at any one time. Unfortunantely, the children were unable to complete this activity.
After a quick run around outside, the children split into two classrooms where they completed me and you drawings (see images). In the afternoon, in their pairs the children picked out a conversation starter from the jar and had to discuss whether they liked or disliked it. From this, they made a poster from each one and then put them together in a video called Great Together.
Overall, it was a fantastic day, where the children worked together and were behaved impeccably.