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A lesson on Perseverance - the week before Christmas!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by mcphie58, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. mcphie58

    mcphie58 New commenter

    I am looking to teach a 40 minute lesson on the value of Perseverance. I would like it to be based around an activity or game that requires perseverance - if I could link it to the Christmas/winter break that would be brilliant.
    Unfortunately, at the moment I have no 'brilliant' ideas...suggestions/ideas would really be welcome. Thanks in advance
  2. circuskevin

    circuskevin Established commenter

    Have you heard of the 'Ancient art of toothbrush twirling'?

    Wet a toothbrush, wet your index finger, place the toothbrush half way up and twirl it!

    A great skill for KS2 pupils. Most of all it requires perseverance. With practice you can twirl it with your strong hand, then your weak hand and finally with a toothbrush on each index finger.

    I give the teacher a go first. Some manage it immediately. With others it flies off to the laughter of the children. This is perhaps better in a way. The teacher continues to practice and invariably manages after a few goes. Thus the teacher has just shown perseverance pays!

    You can buy toothbrushes from the pound shop for this trick.

    I use it for the circus performer badge for brownies. I spend about 20 minutes presentation and practice time.

    I am sure you can make a 40 minute lesson out of it with discussion time as well.

    Kevin the Clown
  3. Grandsire

    Grandsire Star commenter


    I have just started a conversation with you, Mcphie58, and given you a plan for a seasonal maths lesson which might be exactly what you're looking for...! Let me know if you don't get it.

    Merry Christmas!


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