Last week, in our weekly Living & Learning session, we played a game that incorporated lots of the 8Rs for learning. We also noticed that playing the game was a form of entertainment – the theme for our current big topic (Time Travel).
The game was simple but effective. All you had to do was find pairs of the ‘Rs’. However, they were covered and we could only reveal two at a time. If a pair was not revealed the ‘Rs’ were re-covered.
After playing twice (the second time round we beat our previous score by 4 minutes!) we discussed which of the 8Rs we had practised:
- Resilience – we had to keep going.
- Remembering – we had to remember where on the grid the Rs were.
- Reflecting – we reflected on our tactics after our first game and adapted them to improve our performance in our second attempt.
- Risk-taking – we had to take a safe-risk by putting our hands up and having a go.
- Ready – we had to be ready to put our hand up if we knew where one the ‘Rs’ was.
- Resourceful – we worked as a team and used each other effectively (humans can be a resource, too).
- Responsive – we had to respond to the ‘R’ that was revealed by the person before us.
Help at home by discussing how your child uses the 8Rs for learning away from school. Also, ask them to identify which ‘R’ is missing from the list above.