Class 103'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Management
Class 103'15 used this activity during the session on Spirit
1. PSLs tell Y1s to bring their ties/a blindfold
2. Get the class to form pairs within themselves and sit next to one another in a circle
3. Get the students within each pair to label themselves 'A' or 'B'. Student A will be blindfolded whilst Student B will take off one shoe and place it in the centre of the circle
4. PSLs to set the context of the game and explain the rules. When everyone is ready, all the Student As will have to go into the centre of the circle blindfolded and bring back their partner's shoe
5. Student B can move alongside Student A and guide her, but cannot touch her partner or physically guide her in any way
6. Student A must bring back the right shoe in order for the game to stop and for 'Cinderella' (Student B) to live happily ever after
Class 106'15 used this activity during the session on Relationships (Respect, Friendship, Understanding)
The class is split into their support groups and each team is given cards with numbers and signs on each card. They are asked to make a equation and derive on a specific number that we set. They will be given sweets if they succeed in 5 minutes.
It will be arranged such that the solution can only be derived when there is another piece from another team. (Only allowed to exchange NUMBERS, so that it is easier to solve)
Rule: ALL cards must be used
Group 1: answer has to be FIVE
Cards given: (, 10, 2, ), division sign, minus sign, addition sign, 2 (to be exchanged for 1)
Answer: (10+2)/2 ‐1
Group 2: answer has to be SIX
Cards given: 3, 8, 20, minus sign, plus sign, multiplication sign, 1 (to be exchanged for 2)
Group 3: answer has to be TWO
Cards given: (, ), multiplication sign, division sign, minus sign, 8, 3, 4, and 2(to be exchanged for 4)
Answer: (8x3)/4 ‐4
Group 4: answer has to be FIVE
Cards given: (, ), addition signs, division sign, 5, 2, 3, and 4 (to be exchanged for 2)
1. PSLs to tell the Y1s to get a pen
2. Y1s to be broken up into smaller groups of 5-6. After this, line the groups up
3. Provide each group with a few sheets of paper
4. The first person of each group would be told the same phrase. They then have to draw out the phrase on the sheet of paper
5. The second person would have to guess what the phrase is through the illustration by the first person. The second person would then tell the third person their interpretation of the illustration
6. The cycle repeats until the phrase reaches the last person in the group. The last person will then have to tell a PSL the phrase they received
1. PSLs to get Y1s to lay out enough chairs in a semi-circle
2. PSLs will get Y1s to randomly select a chair and stand on it
3. Y1s will then have to arrange themselves in any order as specified by the PSLs, without falling into the "sea" (the floor)
Note: Please take precautions to ensure the safety of the Y1s in this activity!
Class 106'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Love
The PSLs will provide the following materials: rubber band, papers to fold a heart/star/anything origami, paper bags, ice cream sticks with quotes on them, eraser, paper clip. Each item would have a meaning behind it the year ones can choose and pick the things to put inside their individual bags.
Meaning behind these items
Rubber band: to help you stretch to your limits
Post its to remind you of all things important
Stars: to remind you to keep shining
paper clips: to gather your thoughts together be focused
String: for you to hang on to
Paper bags: to contain all your anxieties and imperfections
Card: to remind you of all the things that make you strong
There will be a bin placed at the back of the classroom.
One member from each support group will be the leader and the rest of the support group are to be taken outside of the classroom and blindfolded. Blindfolded classmates then enter and are each given a crushed paper ball. The leader must then direct each member of the group to get the paper ball into the bin.
PSLS will observe each of the leaders' different ways of leading, for example, some might say "do this" or "throw it this way" without additional explanation, cooperation or attempts at encouraging the group. The group typically becomes frustrated so the paper balls will take some time to land in the bin.
Class 113'15 used this activity during the session on Teamwork
Year 1s are to play this game in their support groups
Class 112'15 used this activity during the session on Empathy
This will allow the Year 1s to understand that it is not always easy to be inclusive and be empathetic to everyone because we all have differences and may not be really comfortable with working with some people. However, they must always try their best to overcome any differences they may have, and be inclusive. Also remind them that being inclusive and understanding their classmates will allow them to reach their goal of being a bonded class.