Brilliant Brain Breaks
What helps YOU get ready to learn?
In Year 4, our Brainwave topic is giving us a chance to think about thinking, and learn about learning. We have been looking at Growth Mindset. This means instead of thinking 'I can't do it,' we develop an attitude of 'I am still learning how to....'.
The magic word is ....YET.Let's see how it works:
I can't click my fingers, YET.
I can't write neatly, YET.
I don't know my 12 x tables, YET.
As part of our topic we are trying out different BRAIN BREAKS. These are little activities that give our brains a rest, and refresh us ready for learning.
We are starting a 'daily mile' which is a quick walk around the field each morning before we start our learning. We have tried stretching, dancing, Simon Says, jumping, taking 10 deep breaths. I have been impressed at how flexible some children are when we try Butterfly sitting - can you show someone at home how to do it?
We have kept a list of what we like about Brain breaks, for example Callum said, 'It's a little bit of silliness, so we feel more sensible after.'
What brain break can YOU think of?
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