As teachers have become familiar and confident with the Circle Time technique they need further ideas and resources to help them develop this type of work with young people. This engaging book will help teachers who want to use the collaborative and co-operative method of learning to widen it from PSHE to other parts of the curriculum. It allows the teacher to develop a particular theme using key questions, activities and games. The unique links to storytelling and literacy skills will make this book highly popular with primary teachers.
Part 1: Activities
Warm-up games are fun, build a sense of belonging and team spirit.
Mixing games create movement, help children to interpret and comprehend stories, and encourage them to mix beyond their friendship group.
Mixing games can be used prior to a story. The teacher goes around the circle and gives children a character in a story (usually three groups). For instance, in the case of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, the teacher might proceed around the story allotting names: Little Red Riding Hood, Big Bad Wolf, Grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood, Big Bad Wolf, etc. until each child has a name. The teacher then calls out one of the names, and those children change seats. If the teacher calls out ‘Smorgasbord’, everybody changes seats.
After reading the ...