In KS1, students played various games and activities to practice what they were learning. Year 1 used different types of movement such as forming the letters with bodies and hands and lining up in alphabetical order to help them retain the information more readily as opposed to just hearing it.
To practice their new vocabulary, Year 2 played games such as Charades and Hot Seat, giving them the chance to create memory links with certain actions while giving their classmates the chance to visually see an action being performed when linked to a certain word. Also, being given the opportunity to sit in the teacher’s chair and use their own words to define the new vocabulary helped cement the words in their own minds while giving their classmates the chance for a little friendly competition.
It has been fantastic to see students in KS1 embrace the various methods of learning and using them to shape their own future.
By Jay Lee
Head of EAL