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.
„Time to move“ – that’s what teachers at Kleeblattschule said more often than usuall. We try to activate our pupils by integrating an additional activity or TRP game in everyday lessons.That can be a welcome ritual in the morning, an active break in between two parts of a lesson or a TPR song in Science or English.
circle and stretch
circle and stretch
stomp and clap
jump and shout
clap and stomp
ballance with your head
ballance with your knee
On Shrove Monday we disguise and have lots of crazy activities going on in our school. First we meet in the classrooms to present our costumes to our classmates and have some food together. Later we have a parade to the gym where the whole school meets to celebrate carnival. Each year our Dance Club performs some dances and the best costumes of the school do a catwalk parade. Before we finally return to our classrooms we do some funny singing and dancing together.
In year 3 we work much with time. We should be able to read the clock and to count with time. So we started with a repetition and worked with the clock as a timeline. We walked minutes and hours on the line and were minute-hand and hour-hand. Then we practiced with the timeline in a circle.