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.
Run, jump, learn! partner schools had a photo competition recently. The children took photos of each other moving. Each photo had to have at least three children moving. Each school then chose and rewarded the school winners. Here are the winning photos for you to enjoy!
Year 1 (ages 5 and 6 years) have been learning about tens and units. They had to work in teams and race to collect the magic glass pebbles one at a time from the centre of the playground. They then had to work together to count them carefully!
Here are some photos of our Yogance club for our Reception children (age 4 and 5). It is a mixture of yoga and dance where they learned some relaxing breathing techniques and yoga stretching poses and also had lots of fun learning cool hip hop dance moves. This was an after school extra-curricular activity and it was very popular.