Curso MacMillan- PIBLEA Aragón- Sesión 4

You may find Richard’s notes HERE or HERE . You may also have a look at my notes below. 

WARMERS:

Joseph & the amazing technicolour dreamcoat (By Andrew Lloyd Weber) [popular show put on by primary schools un the UK]

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Riddles
Only one color, but not one size,
Stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies,
Present in sun, but not in rain,
Doing no harm, and feeling no pain.(A shadow)

The more of them you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

(Footsteps)

Pull one out & scratch my head now I am black but once was red
(A match)
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THE SNOWMAN’S COAT
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Would your ss be able to answer the question in English?
THE SNOWMAN’S COAT, Teachers TV  …..Primary science:
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CREATIVITY IN THE UK
Creativity is:
  • Imaginative
  • Purposeful
  • Original
  • Valuable
Ss need to:
  • Use their imagination
  • Make connections
  • Ask questions
  • Think critically
These tenets, put into the curriculum…..(now, Ofsted)
Ken Robinson (highly recommended)…for example: “How schools kill creativity”
‘What have you done with the spare filter paper?’  ‘I’ve made you a hat’
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Learning to read, or reading to learn?
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Richard Gerver….Orange primary school
How do we turn out school into Disneyland?
How do we sell learning to the children?
Books about his experience
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Nicely decorated classroom, OK
too much clutter…maybe too much…too much excitement
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Draw 9 dots…challenge…join all the dots only with four lines, without taking your pen from the page…
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MAKING OBJECTS FROM SCRAP
APK….activate prior knowledge
  • Pre-teaching language
  • Practicing the language
  • Collecting materials
Kinesthetic (touching), but they’re not chaotic
We like fair, strict reachers
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Psicomotricidad—-/motor skills
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AMAZING SCIENCE
Mirror neurons…if you watch a demonstration you like, your brain is trying to mirror the action
What will happen if I….
Draw a picture of what you think will happen…then, compare pictures
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SILENT ACTIVITIES
1. Groups: make a continuum line (make yourselves in order)..,NO SPEAKING
Ss need to find resources to complete the task silently
Examples:
  • birthdays
  • Shoe size
  • Where do you live in Aragon, North to South?
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Illustration station….in groups…T reads a story, at some moment, T claps hands….Ss have to represent the moment in the story
(Princess and the Pea)
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3. Family photograph:
A family of spiders
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Flamenco dancers
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Superheroes
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