SOUNDSCAPE BINGO

CRASHING WAVES….THE HEAVY SOUNDS OF A WINDY STORM APPROACHING…DRUMS….BIRDS AND CRICKETS CHATTERING……..

SOUNDSCAPE

Using a soundscape CD the girls in the Breakfast Club were treated to the rich sounds of a storm approaching, and crunchy waves hitting on the rocks. As the birds and crickets filtered in with slow drum sounds, the girls began their Music Bingo Activity, using the terms and musical notes from the whiteboard, to fill in the squares.  As the musical notes were crossed off, a shout of

B…I…N…G..O…came from the front row.

Music can come in any form

                       if we only take the time to listen,…… do you agree ?

Making it Relevant

This week’s teaching tip enables you to personalise the mapping of various events, to a place of your choice. For example, if you want to see how big the moon is compared to where the school is located, or if you are interested in what the blast radius of a WW2 bomb would have been, then you can do this easily on this website at www.howbigreally.com .

Sometimes it’s hard to get ideas into perspective, so this is the perfect site to help you.

This could be the start of a cross curricular project…….If the Gulf oil spill took £x to clear up per square Km, how much would it cost in total? Etc.

3D Tea

YES…DEAR READER…….WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN MAKING A CUP OF TEA…?

cups of ta    The cups and the saucers were out on the chairs before the girls breezed in the room.

                “Come on Miss…who is coming to tea…someone famous…?

  The girls were surprised by a flat cut-out plan of a cube with German sentences written on it in the tea cup, describing the 4 steps of making a cup of tea.When the cube was assembled, with the help of the German assistant, steps were read out, using the real cups and saucers to re-enact the simple art of tea making. Finishing the 10 min. activity with a yummy biscuit to go with with their make-believe tea, made the exercise worthwhile!!

A good way to reinforce language skills and phrases in a 3-D form, as well as EAT it …!

Plenary Idea

This week’s teaching tip could be used at the end of a lesson for reflection / plenary to find out how confident pupils are with a particular concept, or during form time or discussion time in lessons, to find out what pupils think about a particular topic.

1. Decide on the topic. (You can add this to slide one)

2. Give pupils a few minutes to choose which picture best describes them. Pupils need to explain why they have chosen the picture that best describes them.

Pupils could then discuss their thoughts with others to create a future area for development, or they could share their views with others to start a debate.

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(Thanks to Clare who sent this week’s tip)

Plenary idea

The Plenary Producer

This week’s teaching tip is attached and is a powerpoint of various ideas for different plenaries that you could incorporate into your lessons.

If you use one of the plenaries, then please don’t forget to share how by leaving a comment

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