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Enrichment activity confusion

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by purplerprincess, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I agree with CTB, I would interpret enrichment as an activity based on teamwork and communication. I would not do a Maths activity. Personally, I would do something musical, maybe teach them a song in another language, get them singing in rounds, adding actions and instruments, working together to create an end result. They want to see how creative you are.
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  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    This is much more likely to be what they are looking for than differentiation by year group.
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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  4. purplerprincess

    purplerprincess New commenter

    So maybe a speaking and listening challenge?
  5. purplerprincess

    purplerprincess New commenter

    What do you think of a speaking and listening activity working in pairs. Imperative verbs. One child uses Lego to make something they then describe it to their partner who has to try and make it? Year r to copy a ready made model and describe to an adult what they did?
  6. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    In sensible schools, yes.

    However maybe the OP has taught in a school like one I know of where they were insisting there were three different 'chilli challenges' for each year in each maths lesson (this was KS2 - not sure whether KS1 was different)? What seems normal to people can really vary!
  7. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    P.S. Call me Captain Obvious but if you are planning on doing something with Lego, unless you are planning on taking your own stash in, might want to just contact the school in advance and check you will be able to use it...or make it so that the Reception pre-built models can be switched very quickly and easily to multi-link, sticklebricks (are they still a thing?) or whatever...
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