Problem solve, positive, excited, happy, organisation, resilience, solution, risk tasker, confidence, thinking, skills, connecting, focus, play, experiences, perseverance, teamwork, growth mindset, coping, strategies, character development.
Discussion question: Ask pupils to talk about a time when they have demonstrated resilience in different environments. Discuss how problem solving can increase self-esteem and behaviour.
Active learning: Children will play a game of stars. Children will travel in various directions, using various movements to increase their heart rate. On the teacher’s instruction children will attempt to complete as many star jumps (in a safe space) as possible in 30 seconds. Repeat this activity encouraging children to try and improve their previous score.
Using a NEW selection of challenge cards (8-10 depending on group size).
Split the children into groups of 2 or 3 (depending on the class size). Each group starts at a station with their visual resource card. Encourage the children to problem solve from the card and attempt to complete the station in the time frame set by the teacher. Rotate the children to enable them to have access to all stations over the course of the lesson. The resource cards provide information on how to support differentiation.
Explain and listen: