Mr Foyle started the week by sending the children a video message asking them to find out what makes a successful team.
We then spent time during the week looking at different kinds of teams and what they do to work well together or not. We looked at football teams, synchronized swimming teams, doubles tennis and relay teams handing over the baton. The children decided that teams worked best when the people involved talked to each other, took turns, listened, looked, supported each other and joined in. They also noticed that teams often wear the same uniform to show that they are working together- just like us in Early Years Cubs!
After this the children were able to create a list of ingredients needed to make a successful team. Some of the things they included were:
- Support each other
- Wear the same clothes
- Help each other
- Take turns
- Join in
- Care for each other
- Work together
- Trust each other
At the end of the week, Mr Foyle then set the teachers a challenge! We had to use four boxes and two planks to get bean bags from one tray to the next.
Unfortunately the teachers forgot all the ingredients to make a successful team and so the children had to remind them!
Luckily, the challenge was completed successfully as the children in Reception had learned what is needed for good team work and were able to help the teachers to complete the challenge.
Well done Reception!
- Liz Peacock, Head of Reception