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(FREE Resource) Exit Slips

I’ve written previously about exit slips and how useful I’ve found them. Essentially they are almost like a mini-quiz you give at the end of a lesson, which children all do independently. I’ve found the benefits of exit slips include: … Continue reading

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Idea 235: ‘Line Jumping’ Simple PE Activity

A nice event for Sports Day or as a warmer, requiring no resources. Mark out a line and have half the class stand on one side of it. They get 30 seconds to see how many times they can jump … Continue reading

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Idea 231: Fun Quick Activity to Help Children Work Together.

This is a fun little activity which always ends up with the children in my class having a good time with each other and laughing over mistakes. Very simply, you teach the children a clapping game they can play in … Continue reading

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Idea 224: Fun No-Prop PE Warmer ‘Jellyfish’

Children hold up their right arm and shake it. With each shake they count down, starting from 5. When they get to 1, they swap to their left arm and do the ‘shake and count’ again. After that, they repeat … Continue reading

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Idea 221: Find a New Friend Day

This is a nice way to encourage pupils to make new friends outside of their normal social circle. I’ve now made Fridays my Find a New Friend Day. We discussed the kinds of things we could say such as ‘Could … Continue reading

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Idea 213: Festive Christmas Robins

This is a festive take on a previous idea, idea 142 (symmetry birds). What I particularly like about this task is that there is enough of a scaffold at each step of the proceedings that most children should be able … Continue reading

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Idea 212: Snowman Cards

The children dip their thumbs in white paint to make the body of the snowmen and use their fingertips to do the heads. Once dry, they can use markers to add noses, arms, hats, eyes etc. Having only one paint … Continue reading

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Idea 211: Class Friendship Chain

Cut out some multi-coloured strips of paper and leave them handy in a basket. Children can take one (perhaps straight after play time?) and write down on the strip a sentence about either someone being nice to them (letting them … Continue reading

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Idea 204: Encouraging Children To Listen with Kagan ‘Timed Pair Share’ Structure

How I previously used ‘talk partners’ in a lesson: “Do you think a car is alive? Discuss with your talk partner what you think and why.” After perhaps a minute, I would signal for everyone’s attention and then randomly-select a … Continue reading

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Idea 198: ‘Golden Ticket’ Behaviour Management

This is something I’m trying out in my class at the minute. If a child does something particularly noteworthy, they earn a golden ticket. They write their name and the date on it, then put it into a tub. On … Continue reading

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