We hope to connect with Pipworth Primary school, Sheffield and share our learning. The blog for Pipworth is at http://pipworth.dramateaching.com
The 'Fast Response Team' (Year 3) have had to stop re-building the flooded Amazonian village due to lack of resources. They make a reasoned, emphatic plea to the UN so that they can continue their good work (mp3 audio.)
note: As teachers we are often pre-occupied with making sure children have all the resources they need to hand. The speech above was provoked through frustration. We inspired problem-solving by not giving them enough resources. We gave the children some 'building materials', but not enough. When they ran out they got frustrated and upset. They questioned us as teachers/practitioners but we didn't give them any help/solutions. We kept silent and allowed them to get frustrated enough to problem solve with each other. This led them to write the speech above with clear purpose and context.
Here is a transcript of the pupils' speech as a word document:
Today we listened to real sounds of the rainforest and then used our voices to re-create a 'voice soundscape'
Here is the result:
First we listended to the real animals and insects at http://schools.rainforestsos.org/free-resources/rainforest-multimedia/rainforest-sounds
Do you think we copied the sounds well by only using our voices? We learnt how to use our voices and how to edit them into a soundscape. This will be used as a film soundtrack.
Our latest newsletter is below.
( Note from practitoner: The children are learning how to post blog entries, and we are keen not to edit every mistake, so there may be errors)
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Today we learnt basic first aid, so that we can help the Amazonian villagers. Here our our basic first aid instructions:
Our basic first aid
1. First check for danger on the floor area
2. Next check for a response by shaking them carefully and shout their name out loud.
3. Then shout for help quickly.
4. After that check their airways with your hands for anything in the mouth.
5. Afterwards check that they are breathing.
6. If they are breathing, then they have circulation. Check for a pulse.
7. Finally, Put them in the recovery position.
My first aid tips:
1First we need to check for danger.
2Next we need to shake them and shout their name.
3Then we need to shout for help.
4After that check their airways
5finally put them in the recovery position
Basic first aid
1. First check for danger.
2. Next check for a response by shaking them and shouting their name.
3. After that shout for help.
4. Then check for the airways by looking in their mouth.
5. Afterwards check if they are breathing.
6. Next check their circulation.
7. Finally put them in to the recovery position.
Basic First aid
First ckeck for danger.
Next ckeck for a response
Then check them carefully and shout their name.
After that call for help.
Later check their airways and look in their mouth just in case anything is blocking the airways.
One minute later tilt their head backwards.
Finaly put them in the recovery position
Basic First Aid
First we check for danger.
Next we check for a response by shaking the casualty and calling their name.
Then Shout for help.
A is for Airways look in their mouth to see if anything is blocking it.
B is breathing you should always check if they are breathing.
C is for circulation check if there is any pulse.
Then put them in the recovery position
BASIC FIRST AID
First you need bandages, plasters and wipes.
Next you check the area for danger.
After that you carefully shake them.
Then shout for help.
Next check the airways.
Then check the breathing.
After that check the circulation.
Finally put them into the recovery position
Basic first aid
First you will need to check for danger.
Next shake them carefully and shout their name.
Then shout for help. Check air ways and look in there mouth to see if any thing is blocking.
After that check breathing put hand over mouth to feel breath.
Check circulation put person in recovery position and bandage them up.
This is where we will share our learning from our exciting project.
We will be using a drama method called 'Mantle of the Expert' and we will imagine ourselves as a team of expert rescuers in the Amazonian rainforest.
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Download link is: http://dramateaching.com/manorlodge1.doc (word)