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Vertical group activities - ideas?

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LindyHemming Mon 10-Aug-15 18:08:04

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FabulousFudge Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:20

We used to do something similar - gardening, sewing, board games, parachute, art and craft...

The children loved it and it was perfect for a Friday afternoon!

LindyHemming Mon 10-Aug-15 20:43:38

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OldRoan Tue 11-Aug-15 09:22:35

Would arm knitting be a simple alternative to crochet?

I was going to suggest board games, or Lego - the older ones can get really on board with how creative the younger ones are and help them to produce what they want to.

PotteringAlong Tue 11-Aug-15 09:23:47

When we did this (but at secondary level) every teacher got to choose their activity.

LindyHemming Tue 11-Aug-15 09:28:07

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PotteringAlong Tue 11-Aug-15 21:12:26

We had all music stuff done in that time. Also card making, archeology, circus skills, sports clubs were done too, strategy games, chess.

PotteringAlong Tue 11-Aug-15 21:13:08

A group working to gain Eco schools status? Fair trade? Young enterprise?

PotteringAlong Tue 11-Aug-15 21:14:28

Letter writing / penpal stuff? Book club?

Asleeponasunbeam Tue 11-Aug-15 21:18:01

Sounds great. I developed a similar idea (in special school - very mixed ages) with the aim of teaching particular communication skills. Students chose their half termly activity from a selection - anything from junk modelling to gardening to parachute games - and all had a couple of communication targets to work on during that activity. Perhaps in mainstream you could have social skills or learning skills targets to cover. Or preferably, you wouldn't need anything like that, as the purpose of the activity is obvious! But for convincing heads/ timetabling and subject coverage maybe you'd need it.

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