Imagine dropping a pebble into a calm lake and the resulting ripple that it creates in the water. That is what pupils in Year 5 have been focusing on in their Drama lessons this week, enhancing the Superhoot Learning Power of Observation. First, they sat in a circle, legs crossed, with a leader making a movement such as placing their hand on their shoulder. That ripple went around the circle until everyone was doing the same. They added complexity and intensity by increasing the number of movements and speed.
Following this, they stood up and played ‘Hall of Mirrors’; a similar game but each child could only watch their own leader, who in turn watched their leader and so on. Sounds simple? It is not, especially when more movements were added and the speed got faster! Try it at home; it is great fun!