Last year – while we were on our first Erasmus+ teacher training in Aberystwyth in Wales, we learned about Sport Wales and the „Activity Packs“ they use to help young children to increase their motion skills. We liked the idea of Activity Packs for the youngest so much that we decided to introduce them in year one here at Kleeblattschule in Germany.
Two pupils from each class will have the opportunity to take the bags home and test the possible activities for one week. Their ideas will be documented via drawings/photos which they are being asked to add to a little booklet that goes along with the bag. We are really excited to get to know all the activities and physical exercises that can be done with the contents of our Activity Packs. We will let you know about the reactions and ideas. An additional bag will be handed to the kindergarten next door.
Here we have pictures of our staff receiving training on how to develop pupils physical skills across the curriculum.
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Daniel Fonseca Gonzalez from Spain has won the competition…
Klick at the winner picture or here, so you can see the new logo of our project. You can also find the logo at the right sidebar of our blog.
Special thanks to Jörn E. von Specht from Germany for his expertise and support regarding the redesigning of the logo.
Moderation: Andrea Pohle (Germany)
The main objective of our project is to increase the physical activity of pupils in our school and their physical literacy skills. This will be done through adopting an ‚active learning‘ approach to teaching in all areas of the curriculum. Many studies, e.g. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/pdf/pa-pe_paper.pdf, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16363467, have proven the link between physical activity and attainment levels, so we anticipate that as a result of increasing physical activity in our schools, attainment in literacy, numeracy, science and skills in language learning will improve also. ICT will be used by staff and pupils as a tool for sharing our ideas and results.
Our schools wish to motivate students and teachers to develop and improve knowledge, and expect to have an exchange of best practice methods on a European level. Staff will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of new teaching methodology, learning from staff in other countries who have experience in working this way already. We wish to take the opportunity to develop new methods for learning with the whole body, both outdoors and indoors.
Here you can see the Welsh paper version of the weblog. 🙂 Great work!