Teamwork, determined, calm, maths, pressure, cooperation, confidence, problem solve, resilient, perseverance, growth mindset, positive, wellbeing, success, effort, reactions, competitive, physically active, relationships, respect, endurance.
Discussion question: Ask the children what they enjoy the most about being outdoors?
Ask the children what responsibilities they need to explore and complete the outdoor activity as a team. Ask the children what the benefits are of physical learning.
Active learning: Divide the children into groups of 4 and sit them in a square. Ask each child within the group to share a word and then spell it out. Encourage the children to be positive about each other’s spelling fluency and confidence. This gives the children an opportunity to be positive together before they work together to complete the main activities.
Randomly spread out the scramble resource cards prior to starting the activity. Keep the children in the same group and provide them with an answer sheet. Explain the aim of the activity, to untangle the words set out on each card (there are 20 in total) within the time allocated by the teacher. Remind children that they need to communicate well within their group, keep positive and ensure they work together as a team. Keep a record of each team's completion time and use this to create a leader board. Once all groups have returned check the answers together and declare a winner.
TOP TIP: Set out the resource cards as far apart as you can, as this enables children to move more between cards and encourages them to be more physically active.
TOP TIP: Encourage children to run and walk at different speeds when moving around the space to support intensity levels and to get their heart rate up.