Problem solve, positive, happy, resilience, solution, confidence, teamwork, communication, character development, pressure, relief, risk taker, competition, success, feelings, determination.
Discussion question: Ask pupils to talk about what they liked and disliked about working in a team? Ask children to discuss the benefits of working in a team.
Active learning: Children will play a game of cat and mouse. Give 1 or 2 children a bib to wear, they will be the cats, and provide the rest of the children with a bib to tuck into the back of their shorts, so they are the mice. Encourage children to travel in different ways whilst they avoid being caught (having their bib pulled out of their shorts). Once a child is caught, they will need to stand on the sidelines until the game is complete. Increase the number of cats as the games go on to make the activity more difficult. Ensure children show respect and demonstrate good teamwork.
Using a selection of “team challenge cards”.
Split the children into NEW groups of 5 or 6 and provide each team with a resource card. Demonstrate the challenge so children can see what they need to do Ask the children to solve the problem presented to them, within the time frame set by the teacher. Rotate the children clockwise so they get chance to experience all stations over the course of the lesson. Ensure children have opportunities for self-reflection during the lesson. Ask the children to keep track of their group scores.
Explain and listen: