Role Play For Ks1
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:29 PM
So if someone has dictated this theme to you I would be asking why and what the intended learning objectives are. Children need to have some experience to build on. It may be that you can alter it somehow. What about looking at different types of homes, could you visit a building site, (not easy these day I know) and decide how to advertise the houses and who might want to live in them.
Perhaps you could ask them how they would market the houses of the 3 little pigs. How would they sell this house, who would buy it? In role you could challenge them to sell each house to you. Which one would be the best to buy?
Perhaps you could visit as a seller trying to sell a Castle and ask them to come and visit it, take photos, fix a price and and put together a brochure.
Could you be a customer looking for a particular type of property and visit the office asking for help with this?
Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:51 PM
The children have done a whole topic on building over this half term linked to building work going on in the school and done extensive work on houses, including looking at the 3 Little Pigs so they have plenty of experience there.
I know the head and everyone will be looking to see elements of challenge for the year 2s, rather than just letting them play (I know this is valuable too!) so after I've modeled the role play and children have had time to explore I'm struggling to think of ways to extend it further. The role play can't be changed till Easter which isn't something I feel I can address just yet as I'm new!
Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:00 PM
If your literacy theme is non-fiction and possibly history or geography linked you could use those for different types of homes. Perhaps they could have a letter from someone in another country wanting to sell their home to someone in the UK. The children would have a starting point for research then.
Hopefully someone else will come along with more ideas. Have fun.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 03:09 PM
I had a builders yard once with differentiated price lists and children had shopping lists of things to buy e.g 2 ladders, 3 planks of wood etc. They had to write out orders and invoices calculating the costs.
Could they do some calculating - the agent has to show 3 houses in one day and has possible routes - which will take the longest/use the most petrol/cost the most etc?
Will keep pondering - it's a tricky one!
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:10 PM
I've only just got the job and I'm starting from scratch with a bare classroom, but instead of six lovely weeks of summer holiday to think of ideas and change the classroom around, I only have one, so any help is very much appreciated!
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