Circle Time

Edited by Jenny Mosley

A practical book of Circle Time lesson plans

Included in the booklet are lesson plans produced for pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2. These plans could also be used at Key Stages 3 and ! in some instances ideas may need to be adapted.

The ‘Making Belfast Work’ team originally piloted this project "e#erley "eattie $ary "lease "ridgeen %&'eill
Consultant and Originator of the Quality Circle Time Model (enny $osley

Illustrations y (uliet )oyle

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Aims of the booklet Comments from official reports Aspects of a 3hole school positi#e beha#iour policy The 5lton 2eport The circle approach as a practical response to 5lton :o3 lo3 selfCesteem leads to negati#e beha#iour A rationale for Duality Circle Time Setting up Circle Time Duality Circle Time /essons for Key Stage 1 =2eception<Eear group 1> /essons for Key Stage 1 =Eear group 2> /essons for Key Stage 2 .oem 3ith #ocal and other sounds )% '%T )ISTF2" sign Training and 2esources

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This booklet aims to:

1. :elp schools implement a 3hole school positi#e beha#iour approach.

2. Introduce Duality Circle Time and sho3 ho3 it can contribute to the enhancement of selfCesteem in children and adults and create a positi#e school ethos.

3. .ro#ide clear8 accessible lesson plans for teachers 3ho 3ant to de#elop the approach in their classroom.


Comments from official reports

The (enny $osley Duality Circle Time $odel has been rigorously tested o#er many years and endorsed by hundreds of %@ST5) reports from all o#er the country8 specifically highlighting the beneficial effects of the model. 2eports often refer to particular aspects of the model such as GCircle Time&8 the G1olden 2ules& or the G/unchtime .olicy&. $ost often they note the effect of the 3hole school policy on the ethos of the school and pupils& moral8 spiritual8 social and emotional de#elopment.

GThe good relationships 3ithin the school and the successful Circle Time ha#e raised pupils& selfCesteem and they kno3 and understand 3hat is eApected of them.&
=%@ST5) 2eport8 "roadstone @irst School8 para 2?8 1++,>

GThe 3eekly Circle Time for each class enables pupils of all ages8 at their o3n le#el8 to reflect on aspects of their li#es8 to discuss moral and social issues and to eApress 3ith confidence their understanding of right and 3rong and their sense of 7ustice. .upils learn to listen to others8 to be tolerant of other #ie3points and to respect fello3 pupils.&
=%@ST5) 2eport8 Canberra .rimary School8 para 1**8 1++2>

In their guidance notes on Social Inclusion; .upil Support8 the )f55 =no3 )f5S> included the follo3ing statement;

GSupporting beha#iour management; ... The 4hole School Duality Circle Time $odel ... can help impro#e and maintain high standards of beha#iour and discipline.& =Circular no. 1*<++8 page -8 para. 2.18 1+++>


These aims contribute to: 1.e. 3.lan to deal 3ith un3anted beha#iour in a manner that is likely to reduce the beha#iour recurring =i. Socialisation It is important to remember that all members of staff need to be involved in policy making.e. To promote teaching and learning. 5ducational achie#ement 2. "e clear 3ith the children 3hat they can and cannot do =rules>.. 4 . $oral de#elopment . . A policy is an agreed course of action8 and in the case of beha#iour policy spells out 3hat conditions are re9uired for teaching and learning to take place8 ho3 teachers might set these conditions up and 3hat resources8 skills and management techni9ues they need to kno3.ositi#ely promote good beha#iour. In a consistent and well-maintained positive behavioural policy all adults need to: 1. 3. . .ersonal gro3th . To enhance the pupils& selfCesteem8 and encourage selfCrespect and respect for others. To de#elop interpersonal skills 3hich facilitate coCoperation 3ith others8 problemCsol#ing and rational conflictCresolution skills.. . 5motional security 3. 2. . . Constantly recognise those children 3ho keep the rules =i. a balanced combination of re3ards and punishment>. don&t re3ard children for bad beha#iour>.The aims of a whole school positive behaviour approach are: 1. To encourage pupils to de#elop their independence through becoming responsible for their o3n beha#iour8 and achie#ing self discipline and selfC control. /et e#eryone kno3 there are rules and make it in e#eryone&s interest to keep them ! children8 teachers8 ancillary 3orkers8 parents8 go#ernors. 2.

. 5lton&s findings support the #ie3 that teachers are beaten do3n8 not Gbeaten up& =as the press 3ould ha#e us belie#e> by constantly dealing 3ith Grelati#ely tri#ial but persistent misbeha#iour&. 2. It made recommendations about actions Gaimed at securing the orderly atmosphere necessary in order for effecti#e teaching and learning to take place&. 1. :a#e effecti#e 3ays of communicating 3ith parents. 5Aamine carefully content and deli#ery of curriculum8 and moti#ation of less able pupils in particular. :a#e clear guidance for staff8 parents and pupils about standards and ho3 to uphold them. . 4ork as a team to de#elop 3hole school approaches to promote good beha#iour. :a#e a high degree of consensus about the standards of beha#iour among staff8 pupils and parents. ha#e a headteacher and senior management 3ho take the lead in plans for good beha#iour. 12. 1 .romote mutual respect8 selfCdiscipline and social responsibility. 5 . 2ecognise good beha#iour and consistently praise it. Take pride in school buildings.. Hie3 pastoral care as a #ital ingredient in the total educational eAperience of the child and use support agencies effecti#ely. ?. . 1ood schools. . :a#e 3ays of ensuring that the punishment fits the deed and is fairly and consistently applied.The Elton Report Although 3ritten o#er a decade ago8 the 5lton 2eport8 Discipline in Schools =:$S% 1+0+> is an eAtremely important document. 1*. 13. 0. 1. )eal 3ith bad beha#iour. -. :a#e a sense of collecti#e responsibility led by a headteacher 3ho promotes this in staff and pupils. The report s findings identify !" indicators of a #good school . 3. +. 11. ha#e a positi#e atmosphere based on a sense of community and shared #alues. :a#e a Code of Conduct and #alues represented in formal<informal curricula 3hich reinforce one another.

* minutes according to the pupils& age and their ability to concentrate. @or eAample8 being called names upsets children. Eou can choose acti#ities from a 3ide range of coCoperati#e games8 rounds8 drama strategies8 talking and listening eAercises8 puppet and mask acti#ities8 according to the ages and abilities and needs of that particular class group.The Circle $pproach as a practical response to the Elton Report Circle Time meetings take place 3eekly and last bet3een 2* and . The circle approach in#ol#es the 3hole class group =3*I> and the teacher sitting in a circle.  6 . %ne child8 3hose surname 3as )yer8 3as constantly called Gdiarrhoea&8 another child8 Adrian8 3as continually taunted 3ith the name GAids&.   The teacher&s task is to present a programme of circle acti#ities that 3ill most effecti#ely challenge and moti#ate the class group to share in the aim of promoting more positi#e relationships.  Through these acti#ities and their subse9uent discussion children are encouraged to de#elop emotional literacy8 think more about their o3n beha#iour and its effect on others8 and share in the responsibility for creating a better learning and caring atmosphere. )uring circle sessions8 if they are kept emotionally Gsafe&8 some children may take the opportunity to talk about the misery this nameCcalling causes them.

%ne class decided that they talked far too much and conse9uently 3ere not 3orking as they 3ould like. They arri#ed at the solution of making Gdo not disturb& signs 3hich they could put on their tables to signify the times they 3anted to concentrate and remain undisturbed.4hen moti#ated through the Duality Circle Time approach to think about solutions to the problems that their beha#iour causes themsel#es and their peers8 children can de#ise many in#enti#e systems to help foster their aims. They say that circle time helps 3ith !   7 .  Children&s o3n 3ritten comments8 ho3e#er8 certainly reflect their appreciation of the benefits.  %ne class and Gtheir& troubled child 3orked 7ointly on an action plan 3ith certain beha#ioural targets that had to be reached by that childJ if he achie#ed these then they agreed to let him play football 3ith them. G:elp each other be good& became one of their class rules.

Included belo3 are a range of comments in response to the 9uestion. These pupils 3ere being encouraged to3ards a sense of feeling part of a group. G:a#ing taken part in this circle programme8 3hat #alue do you think this Circle Time approach may ha#e for the participantsK& 8 .  Teachers& e#aluations reflect that they no3 understand the point of regularly using the circle approach 3ith their classes.  Their ans3ers reflect an ackno3ledgement that they are beginning to think about their beha#iour and their interpersonal relationships and to feel more confident about their o3n role in being able to change these situations.

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C+E 10 .If you don t boost self-esteem it will lead to: Stereotyping or /abelling 2einforced Stereotypes C for self C for others .oor Image C of self C attributed by others .erformance& or Skills /o3 5Apectations C of self C by others @e3er %pportunities %E&$TI'E $%( C)*)+$TI'E C.oor G.

uality Circle Time aims to develop: 1. The #alue and selfCconfidence of each child 2.uality Circle Time is beneficial Rationale Duality Circle Time affords the opportunity for the teacher and class to communicate 3ith each other about issues 3hich promote selfCesteem and positi#e beha#iour. Specific beha#iours 3hich sho3 caring and respect to3ards each other =e. An en#ironment that is nonCthreatening 3here teachers and pupils can eApress themsel#es and listen to each other. A sense of responsibility for one&s o3n beha#iour and actions. . A 3ay of meeting children&s needs 3ith regard to impro#ing their beha#iour8 rather than saying G4hat they deser#e is L& ?.g. The establishment8 in an en7oyable and constructi#e 3ay8 of classroom routines that are necessary for 9uality teaching and learning.. Talking and listening skills in a 3ay that helps such skills transfer across the curriculum.-hy we believe . 0. . Gdo be kind 3hen others make mistakes&>. A climate of good relationships bet3een teacher and children and child to child. . -. 3. 11 .

e. :a#e your lesson plan carefully thought out in ad#ance and ha#e ready for use a Gconch& or talking ob7ect for rounds =held by the person speaking>8 musical instruments8 music cards8 story ideas etc. 3. 5nsure Circle Time is not interrupted as it should be G9uality& time 3ith the group. :a#e class sitting in a circle =preferably on chairs and in their o3n classroom en#ironment>.. Try to ha#e Duality Circle Time as a regular part of your classroom acti#ity8 i.uality Circle Time 0 essential prere1uisites • Sitting in a circle ! eye contact • 5stablishing ground rules8 e. hands up • Taking turns • Allo3ing children to Gpass& • Haluing all contributions ! no putCdo3ns • Al3ays praising ! #ery positi#e • /o3 teacher profile • Al3ays ending session on a positi#e note • $aking it fun ! lightChearted 2reparation 1. . 2.The follo!ing material has een produced y some of the teachers of "oly Cross Boys’ #rimary $chool% Belfast& /etting up . at a regular and set time so that children see it as an important part of their school 3eek. . Teacher is a participating member of the circle and8 although directing acti#ities8 abides by the Grules& of the circle. A good idea is to use the G)o 'ot )isturb& sign outside the classroom door ! a sample is included in this booklet. 12 .g.

g. $usical instrument ! try to pass around silently ! e. $ctivity 9 G"ag of S3eets& 1ame..e.g. 5ach child has the opportunity to speak or pass.ass on rain8 i. tambourine8 bells. . :ands up /ook at person 3ho is speaking Take turns to speak /isten 3ell 'o putCdo3ns $ctivity ! 1eneral participation games8 e. /istening ! point to ears > Thinking ! point to head > 1et class to follo3 teacher&s /ooking ! point to eyes > actions Concentrating ! fold arms > $ctivity 8 $usical 2ound. Choose certain children. Simply stand and say name or Gpass& and pass ob7ect to neAt boy<girl..ear group !7 +esson ! Introduction Class and teacher agree ground rules.ass on thunder i..& Then e#eryone stands up and offers s3eets to others ! don&t forget to thank people. stamping on floor ! touch to pass it on. hands raised up and do3n8 fingers 3iggling ! touch neAt child to pass it on. $ctivity : GTalking Ted& =GConch strategy& using small teddy or any special item as talking ob7ect>. 5Aamples. 2. Think of 3hat you ha#e8 e.& 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation 5ach child has the opportunity to say 3hat they liked best about today&s circle timeJ =use Ghands up& or conch strategy>. . Teacher says GImagine you ha#e a 3onderful bag of s3eets on your knees.g. is it Smarties8 7elly babies etc. /T$&E ! 6..e. G$y name is . 'o3 you&re going to share it 3ith the person neAt to you. 1. and I like .+E//3%/ 43R 5E. passing on smile ! teacher looks at neAt child to pass on a smile. s3eets. 13 .

& e. $ctivity : GTalking Ted& 2ound. Children are named oranges or apples. GI like .g. See ho3 9uietly the children can do this. $ctivity 8 5Aperiencing silence ! sit 9uietly8 be #ery still. Children and teacher hold hands around the circle. Any child 3ho gets it 3rong sits do3n. $odification for younger children ! Goranges& are gi#en an orangeCcoloured item such as building block8 Gapples& are gi#en a green one8 as constant reminder of 3hat they are =or coloured dots on their 7umpers>.. GI don&t like .ass the S9ueeMe. They say 18 28 18 28 18 2 around the circle..& 5ach child takes a turn ! remember to allo3 a child to say G.. 4inal $ctivity . Children are standing.ass Ted round circleJ teacher begins by saying.ass&. The teacher gently s9ueeMes the hand of the child on his<her left8 3ho then s9ueeMes the hand of the child on his<her left and so on until the Gs9ueeMe& has passed round the circle and back to the teacher.+esson 8 Introduction ! 2ule reminder < 5stablish rules $ctivity ! Simple number or 3ord games ! general participation. %ranges change seats 3hen teacher calls G%ranges&8 apples change seats 3hen he<she calls GApples&. TH programme8 food. $ctivity 9 G@ruit "asket& 1ame.. 'o3 pass an ob7ect round 3ithout a sound8 e.g. . keys8 bells8 tambourine. 14 . =@ruit basket ! all change ! add later8 if class are competent>. Continue until all children are seated or you think the children are losing interest.

. 15 . $ctivity : Acti#ity 1ame.& =child can pass>. T3o claps ! stop. Children 3ho pass should be gi#en another opportunity to speak at conclusion but should only speak 3hen they are holding Ted < the conch.. 2ound begins ! GI feel happy 3hen . Teacher does action 3hile class copy8 e. /istening ! Children sit 3ith eyes closed8 teacher has instrument.+esson 9 Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! 1ames of G@ollo3 the /eader&. %ne clap ! 3alk.8 replacing them 3ith silence.rogress to child being leader 3hen class feel competent.g. 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation Any child can put their hand up to say 3hat they liked best about today&s circle time ! or 3hat they didn&t like. . . Children standing inside circle. Teacher is leader initiallyJ e#entually child could do clapping. Three claps ! 3alk on spot. e.. Children put up hands 3hen sounds disappears. teacher claps8 child follo3s.rogress rhyme such as ! =1> G:ead8 shoulders8 knees and toes&8 then G:ead8 shoulders8 knees and L& =2> GThere 3as a farmer had a dog8 and "ingo 3as his name oh8 "CIC'C1C%8 "CIC'C1C%8 "CIC'C1C% and "ingo 3as his name oh& ! lea#e out letters in order8 e.g. b. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& 2ound..g. Teacher uses musical instrument8 then stops. Clap hands8 touch knees etc. $ctivity 8 a. "CIC' .

$ctivity : 1ame of GStatues&. :e feels #ery lonely and sad. Children 3alk round to beat of instrument8 e. tambourine8 bells8 cymbals.g. 'one of the children ha#e talked to )aniel or in#ited him to 7oin in their games. @reeMe 3hen beat stops.. & "egin a round 3ith GI feel sad 3hen . Those 3ho pass may be allo3ed a turn at the end of the round. Chosen boys<girls =by eye contact8 touch or holding conch> to pick up instruments 9uietly and pass three around simultaneously =begin 3ith one8 then t3o8 then three instruments>. drum. :e 3atches all the other children playing happily together. Introduction by teacher using a short story about the eAperience of an imaginary child.. b. G)aniel has started a ne3 school.g.&. 16 . 4inal $ctivity Statues slo3ly melt onto the ground. 1ame of GSimon Says& ! eAplain do Gthis&8 do Gthat& only 3hen Simon Says.+esson : Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! a. /istening! point to ears > Thinking ! point to head > Children copy teacher /ooking ! point to eyes > 3hile repeating 3ords 4ell done ! fold arms > $ctivity 8 /ooking and /istening 1ame. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& 2ound. Collection of three instruments8 e. It is his first day in the playground at lunchtime.

Teacher begins by saying GI am sitting beside . GThat&s 3hat friends are for8& they say... They spend all their spare time together. They like to cycle8 play on their skateboards or challenge each other at computer games.ass 3and to child to try. Teacher tells a story about t3o friends.. $o#ing to simple beat8 e.& =children may say Gpass&>. 4inal $ctivity All hold hands around the circle. $ctivity : Imagination 1ame ! GThe $agic 4and&. Instrument stops8 then children stop. Then<or G$y friend is .. 'eAt child speaks so that the phrase is mo#ing round the circle from the teacher. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& 2ound.. Teacher has a magic 3and8 3a#es it and says GEou are all elephants< mice< rabbits& etc. Amit and (osh are good friends. Amit and (osh al3ays try to be considerate and helpful to one another and to share both good and bad things. Children pretend by doing actions inside the circle. drum or tambourine.& =gi#ing neAt child&s name>.g.& =gi#ing neAt child&s name>.+esson " Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! 2ound 1ame.. $ctivity 8 $usical 1ame. 2ound begins !GI can make my friend happy by . . :ea#y steps8 fast steps8 light steps8 slo3 steps ! echoing appropriate beat. %n the count of three8 all raise hands in air and say together8 GIt&s good to ha#e friendsN& 17 .

Teacher to talk to class about any sub7ect. Tell class that on hearing cue 3ord they must perform an action8 e. 5#eryone to change seats8 or put hands on head8 on cue. 1 Smile 2 @ro3n =or look angry> 3 /augh =silently i..ass a smile around the circle. GI am going to talk about the 3eather8 e#ery time you hear the 3ord 2AI'8 put your hands on your head&. Then first child to sit do3n8 second child mo#es to first instrument and neAt child goes to free instrument. Children to speak in turn 3hile holding Ted ! G$y teacher is .. School& Start 3ith one statement8 progress o#er 3eeks to three statements.&J GI go to .g. Teacher says.& =name of teacher>J G$y room is room . Children co#er faces 3ith hands. 4inal $ctivity All hold hands around the circle. %n the count of three8 all raise hands in air and say together8 G4e all like Circle TimeN& /ook at person 3ho is speaking Smile 18 . Aylophone8 glockenspiel. $ctivity 8 $usical Instruments 1ame. Teacher guides by calling out each change until e#eryone has had a turn.e. $ctivity : GTalking Ted& 2ound. T3o different instruments8 e..g. /isten 3ell :ands up Take turns to speak $ctivity ! 5Apression 1ame. $ctivity 9 Cue 1ame.. mime> Children remo#e hands to re#eal appropriate eApression.+esson .e.. . T3o children in middle to play as they like. mime> Cry =silently i.. Introduction 0 5stablish < 2e#ise 2ules etc.

Children must 3atch carefully as cards are changed 3ithout 3arning. $ctivity : GTalking Ted& 2ound. 19 . 4hen teacher raises hands they get louder8 3hen teacher lo3ers hands they get softer. Children to speak in turn 3hile holding Ted =or conch etc>. $ake a soft sound 3ith feet.ass&.. Simple game ! general participation. Teacher has t3o cards8 one red8 one black. $ake a loud noise 3ith hands ! go round circle ! praise any no#el ideas.& 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation As /esson 3.+esson < Introduction ! 5stablish rules etc /isten 3ell :ands up Take turns to speak /ook at person 3ho is speaking $ctivity ! @ollo3 the /eader. GI like to be noisy<9uiet =make choice> because . 4hen sho3n red card8 march around noisily. 1. Try to make noise 3ithout using anything other than chair or floor8 e. 4hen teacher mo#es hands apart they stop. $ctivity 9 CueCcard 1ame. 4hen sho3n black card8 tiptoe round. 2. Children hum the same note. $ctivity 8 $aking Sounds =round or handsCup game>. Children to stand in circle.. Hary speed of hand mo#ements. Children 3ho miss change of card sit do3n. Can say G.g.

. Children close eyes and listen. Teacher makes a sound 3ith one instrument. All stand. A child 3ho is correct then chooses and plays neAt instrument. because . Children can say G. =Teacher could gi#e<recei#e ideas beforehand>. Children put up hand if they kno3 3hich one made the sound. $ctivity : GTalking Ted& 2ound. Simple game ! general participation.. $ctivity 8 /istening 1ame. $ary then calls name8 changes places and sits do3n. Teacher calls child&s name8 e. 4hen the teacher says GStop&8 neAt child chooses ne3 animal sound and so on until he<she says stop and process goes on.g. This continues until all children are seated. Teacher has selection of musical instruments in centre of the circle. G$ary&8 and then changes places 3ith that child and sits do3n. Teacher makes animal sound and touches neAt child to pass it round the circle.&. Teacher talks about Gpersonality traits& in the conteAt of ho3 3e think of different animals8 then begins a round8 GIf I 3ere an animal I 3ould be a .. $ctivity 9 Sound 1ame. 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation G4hat I liked best about today&s Circle Time 3as L& 20 .+esson = Introduction ! 5stablish rules etc /isten 3ell :ands up ! Take turns to speak /ook at person 3ho is speaking 'o putCdo3ns 'o laughing at mistakes $ctivity ! Changing Seats 1ame..ass&.

$ctivity 8 $usical 2epetition 1ame.& @ind a friend8 s3ap toys8 tell them 3hat the toy is. 1. Simple game of passing around the circle ! general participation. )on&t forget to say thanks.g.+esson > Introduction ! 2ule reminder /isten 3ell :ands up Take turns to speak /ook at person 3ho is speaking $ctivity ! Action 1ame. $ctivity 9 Imagination 1ame. Hariation ! someone beats drum8 e#eryone responds by either clapping or stamping same number of times. Children think of a toy they 3ould like to gi#e to the child on their left. Teacher says G"ack to your seat& and then children may tell 3hat they borro3ed. Teacher says GEou ha#e a ne3 toy. 21 . Then child calls another and he<she beats8 to be imitated by ne3 child8 continuing round class. T3o drums in middle. If someone elects to pass8 another child can #olunteer to take his<her turn as 3ell as their o3n. GEou are going to let a friend play 3ith it. Teacher beats drum up to four times8 then calls name of child 3ho copies. Teacher starts 3ith t3o actions =or one action if children find this difficult>8 e. Clap hands8 stamp feet 2. 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation As /esson 3. Touch nose8 nod head .ass it on. $ctivity : GTalking Ted& 2ound.& Stand up.

patting child Gthere8 there&>8 turn to neAt child and sho3 sympathy. $ctivity 9 GCaring 4ays& 1ame. $ctivity : GTaking Ted& 2ound. 22 . Teacher begins by saying G4hen someone helps me I feel L& 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation As /esson 3. 5at breakfast . T3o instruments used. 4ash face and hands 3. . 4ake up ! rub eyes8 stretch8 ya3n 2. Teacher tells a pretend story that the boy or girl beside you has fallen in the playground. Simple game ! general participation. Children are light el#es =glockenspiel> or hea#y giants =drum>. /et child ha#e a turn 3ith the instruments to make the others become el#es or giants. Children standing.ass round circle. 1et dressed . $iming acti#ities in#ol#ed in going to school each morning ! 1. %ff to school All change seats. 2epeat. 4hat 3ould you do<sayK In turn8 starting 3ith teacher as role model gi#ing e#idence of #erbal and physical sympathy =e. $ust listen and respondJ stop 3hen teacher stops playing. $ctivity 8 $usical $o#ement 1ame. Teacher leads.g..+esson !? Introduction ! 2ule reminder /isten 3ell :ands up Take turns to speak /ook at person 3ho is speaking $ctivity ! $ime.

assing on a smile ! change to rain. .ear group 87 +esson ! Introduction ! 5stablishing rules /isten 3ell ! =arms folded8 looking8 listening> ! praise. $ctivity 8 /istening 1ame. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& 2ound =conch strategy ! see page 13>. Think of its taste and teAture in your mouth. 4inal $ctivity Teacher says8 GClose your eyes ! imagine you are eating your fa#ourite s3eet. $ctivity : G"ag of S3eets& 1ame =see page 13>.& 23 . Change mo#ement and repeat. /T$&E ! 6. Teacher takes a chime bar and gi#es an instruction 3ith a sound ! hands up or touch knees ! children obey only 3hen they hear sound of chime bar and not the instruction on its o3n. Teacher begins round8 GI feel happy 3hen L& 5Aplain the right to say G. :ands up to ask a 9uestion ! praise only those 3ho remember to raise their hands.ass& but offer the conch<Ted back at end of each round. /ook at the person 3ho is speaking. $ctivity ! G. %ffer a s3eet to your friends ! go around the class.+E//3%/ 43R 5E. Think ho3 much you are en7oying it.assingCon& 1ame =see page 13>. @irst child 3ill use his or her fingers to represent falling rain ! then pass it on to neAt and process continuesJ =teacher may go o#er 9uietly and demonstrate to any child ha#ing difficulty>.

=The 3ords GSimon Says& are not spoken. "egin round ! GI feel sad 3hen L& Teacher or #olunteer may begin round. /ike GSimon Says&. These 3ords are represented by the three chime bar sounds. @irst brainstorm all the things that make the children feel sad. $ctivity 8 /istening 1ame. 4hen calls out G%ranges& they change seats8 3hen G/emons&8 they change. Teacher uses chime bar ! gi#es instructions but class obey only 3hen they hear three sounds. %n the 3ords G@ruit "asket& e#eryone changes seats. )o actions ! thinking =hands on temples>8 listening =ears>8 looking =eyes>8 3ell done =arms folded>.> $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. Teacher leads by calling for actions ! children respond. $ctivity : G@ruit "asket& 1ame.+esson 8 Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! Action 1ame. Children are either oranges or lemons =teacher goes round and touches all oranges on shoulder8 then lemons>. GThe part I liked best today 3as L& 24 . 4inal $ctivity 0 Evaluation 2ound.

G$y fa#ourite animal is L& 2emember rule that allo3s child to say G.e. =Eou 3ill find only the most confident children 3ill change the action at first8 3hile 9uieter ones 7ust copy>.ass&.g. . Tell one sound heard ! choose a child to begin round 3ith GI heard L& 25 . $ctivity : Imagination 1ame ! GThe $agic 4and& =see page 1->. 4inal $ctivity 2ound 1ame. class 3ill obey the instruction only if it is accompanied by the sound of the chime bar8 e.+esson 9 Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! @ollo3 the /eader. /ater the teacher eAplains that the action can be changed by another child but must be copied or changed again. @irst child makes any action ! passes it on. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. Child takes magic 3and =can be a ruler> and changes a fe3 children into animal of his<her choice ! they imitate animal and then one takes 3and to repeat the process. $ctivity 8 /istening 1ame. 3alking inside circle or tapping knees 3hile sitting on chair or floor. /isten ! concentrate on sounds outside for t3o minutes.ick a child to take chime bar ! gi#e instruction for class to follo3 3hen they hear the sound8 i.

If the child makes a noise 3ith the instrument he or she has to lea#e it back in the circle. =Fse conch or other talking ob7ect and remember to allo3 child to say G.g. 4hen he<she calls e. $ctivity : G@ollo3 the /eader& 1ame =using sound>. $arching around circle ! teacher uses a drum ! %ne beat e9uals walk T3o beats e9uals stop Three beats e9uals walking on the spot Teacher may allo3 a child to use the drum 3hile he<she 7oins in 4inal $ctivity Close eyes ! relaA ! think of something happy. "egin GI 3ish I 3as L& =e. Can alternate 3hat each number does by gi#ing simple instructions.hop on the spot> etc.> 26 . a fa#ourite place8 a famous person>. Teacher then calls another number. %ffer those 3ho passed a turn at the end. $ctivity 8 /istening 1ame.g.ass&.g. :a#e selection of instruments in the middle of the circle ! teacher 3inks at a child 3ho creeps out 9uietly ! takes an instrument and returns to his<her place in silence8 then 3inks to another child etc. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. ! e#ery fourth child around the circle stands up and performs action =e. )o a round and tell us your happy thought. Teacher names children 1 to around the circle and allocates an action to each number.+esson : Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! Action 1ame.

Child gets a 3ink ! picks up an instrument 9uietly and plays the number of notes on the card 3hich is held by the teacher.& 27 . $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. 4ord and action passed round 9uickly till someone =can be teacher at first> says Geek& to change direction8 then the Moom sound goes round the other 3ay. Teacher eAplains the mo#ement that should follo3 the sound. 4inal $ctivity GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. Instruments in the centre.. tiptoeing 9uickly or plodding slo3ly according to the instruction from the drum.+esson " Introduction 0 2ule reminder $ctivity ! . GIf I 3ere a magician I 3ould L& =think of something good to Gmagic& for the other children to en7oy. "egin G4hat I like about Circle Time is .e. Fse a drum to make a choice of sounds ! soft<loud or 9uick<slo3 etc.assingCon 4ord 1ame. Teacher has notation cards colourCcoded red for loud8 black for soft.. 2emember to encourage the child to play loud or soft according to colour code. Someone starts Gcar& going round circle by saying GMoom& and looking to child on right. $ctivity : G@ollo3 the Sound&. $ctivity 8 $usical =/istening> 1ame.> 2emember rule about passing. Children march according to sound8 i. =If you do not think your class are familiar 3ith musical notes then 7ust use numbers or dots>.

one sound ! no response8 t3o sounds ! 3alk8 stamp8 clap etc. Children must respond to two sounds this time8 not one8 i. Teacher may begin GI heard a bird& then pass conch ob7ect to neAt child etc. 2emember to offer children 3ho pass another turn at the end of the round. Choose a child to take a chime bar or tambourine etc. Teacher talks about dreams. pig. 4inal $ctivity /istening and Telling 2ound. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. 28 .+esson . "egin round8 GA dream I had 3as L& $ctivity : GThe $agic 4and&. Sit do3n8 close eyes ! listen to sounds outside classroom ! do a round to tell us 3hat you heard. All get into centre and imitate that animal ! then change.g. Introduction ! 5stablish < re#ise rules /isten 3ell :ands up ! 3ait your turn /ook at person 3ho is speaking 'o laughing ! no putCdo3ns. $ctivity 8 Sound 1ame. =Teacher says 3hich mo#ement children should make and 3hen to change the mo#ement>. $ctivity ! GSimon Says& =see page 1?>.e. Child takes magic 3and ! changes whole circle into an animal8 e.

.ass on a sound8 e. chime bar ! t3o sounds ! respond to an instruction only 3hen accompanied by two sounds from chime bar.& 29 .. Any child can change sound but circle must keep passing it on.assingCon Sounds. $ctivity 8 Sound 1ame. 2epeat /esson 28 Acti#ity from this section. Call G%ranges& ! oranges change seats8 G/emons& ! lemons change seats8 G@ruit "asket& ! all change seats. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound.& or GI could hear . i. Teacher says G5yes closed8 imagine you are on a beach ! sun shining ! tell us 3hat you see<hear&. "egin GThe best day in my life 3as 3hen L& $ctivity : @ruit "asket 1ame. animal noise < 3eather noise. children are named as oranges and lemons.e.. . 4inal $ctivity GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. 2epeat /esson ?8 Acti#ity 2 from this section.+esson < Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! . i.. "egin GI could see .e.g.

4inal $ctivity . i.8 Acti#ity 1 in this section. :a#ing returned8 the child 3inks to another child 3ho then carries out a similar process =this has already lo3ered teacher profile>. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. ha#e a selection of instruments in the middle of the circle. Teacher puts keys =treasure> under chair and places obstacles in circle.& Children put up hands to tell 3hat they sa3. 30 . Teacher chooses a child as G1uardian& to sit on chair in middle of circle8 3earing a blindfold. Teacher 3inks at a child 3ho creeps out 9uietly and takes an instrument and returns to his<her place in silence. Child must climb obstacles and retrie#e treasure in silence ! G1uardian& must catch him<her =by pointing to 3here the sound is coming from>. G4hat 3ould you do if you 3ere a magician for a dayK& 5ach child chooses one thing to say. GOoom& passed on #ery 9uickly ! any child can change it to GmooM& ! 3hereby it changes direction and goes back. $ctivity 8 /istening 1ame. If the 1uardian succeeds then he<she can choose the neAt 1uardian of the Treasure. Teacher talks about magic and making 3ishes etc. 2epeat /esson 8 Acti#ity 2 in this section. 2epeat /esson .lay a piece of music 3hile children sit in silence8 eyes closed. Teacher says GThink of 3hat you see in your mind&s eye.e.+esson = Introduction ! 2eCestablish Circle Time rules $ctivity ! Ooom 1ame. "egin GI 3ould L& $ctivity : Treasure :unt < %bstacle 1ame.

Teacher talks about 3hen the children 3ere babies8 toddlers etc. $ctivity 9 GTalking Ted& or Conch 2ound. Child 3ho guesses correctly can ha#e the 3and.ick a child ! not a friend ! someone you don&t normally talk to ! and offer them a s3eet.+esson > Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! 5Apression 1ame =see page 10>. "egin G4hen I 3as small I al3ays used to L& $ctivity : GThe $agic 4and&. Child points to another 3ith the 3and ! that child goes into the centre and mimes action of an animal ! rest must guess 3hat he<she is = hands up>. Continue inside circle until teacher says GStop&. Children co#er face 3ith hands ! teacher describes something 3hich could ha#e happened to them =happy<sad> ! take a3ay hands and sho3 eApression ! then change. 2emember to say thank you. $ctivity 8 2epeat /esson 08 Acti#ity 2 in this section. Imagine a bag of s3eets ! describe 3hat it is. . 4inal $ctivity GSharing S3eets& Imagination 1ame. 31 .

1i#e a bouncing ball to each person in circle. This can be done 3ith 3hole group. ...8 Acti#ity 2 in this section. "egin GSometimes I 3orry about .+esson !? Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! @inish a Story =Conch 2ound>. 32 ..& . See /esson . "egin round GI felt sad<happy . 2emember again to encourage the playing of loud and soft according to colourCcode.. 4hat did he doK "egin GSean L& $ctivity 8 $usical =/istening> 1ame. )iscuss. Teacher begins by bouncing the ball ! nods at a child 3ho imitates teacher at same pace ! 3atch teacher ! child stops 3hen the teacher stops. Sean asks mum can he in#ite his friends for a garden party ! yes8 you can8 but don&t use any of my good cups ! he agrees ! takes old cups out of the garage ! mother gi#es lemonade ! pretend tea ! friends come ! he pours ! each ha#e a cup ! eAcept himself so he looks through kitchen 3indo3 at ne3 cups. Teacher has notation cards8 colourCcoded red for loud8 green for soft.ass conch. Teacher begins story !GThe "roken Cup&. Teacher asks class if they sometimes 3orry. The teacher 3inks at one child 3ho picks up an instrument 9uietly and plays the number of notes on the card. Instruments are in the centre of the circle. The child goes back to his place and he 3inks at another child 3ho carries out the same process. $ctivity 9 2ound.lay music ! listen ! is it happy<sadK 4hat do you feelK =Teacher should choose a piece of music carefully for this acti#ity>. 4inal $ctivity $usic 2ound.& $ctivity : "all 1ame ! G@ollo3 the Teacher&.

)iscussion of rules. . bin is a bear pit8 book is a rock. 33 .e. $ctivity 8 GSimple Simon& Chime "ar& 1ame.e.ut a couple of obstacles to climb o#er8 e. 4inal $ctivity "reathing eAercises to end on 9uiet8 settled note8 i. GConch& is chosen =something #aluable like an ornament>8 person speaks only 3hen holding conch ! ability to say G.ut chair in middle of circle 3ith Gtreasure& =something that rattles e.g. keys> underneath. If successful he<she picks that child to go neAt as 1uardian. Child to Gsteal& treasure 3ithout 1uardian hearing.ass& is allo3ed.+E//3%/ 43R 5E. 2epeat. . $ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. say Gsit do3n& ! no response8 say G sit do3n& and hit chime bar ! children sit do3n. Total silence in group. G1uardian& sits on chair 3earing a blindfold.g. /T$&E 8 +esson ! Introduction ! 5stablish rules :ands up /isten 3ell /ook at speaker %nly speak 3hen conch < talking ob7ect is 3ith you 'o laughing at others 'o putCdo3ns $ctivity ! Treasure :unt =see page 3*>. siA deep breaths inhaling and eApelling air. Similar to Simple Simon eAcept children obey rules only if chime bar is hit8 i. @inish lesson.

Teacher picks one child to be in middle.+esson 8 Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! G$agic 4ink& 1ame. Three children pick different instruments and the rest of the group close eyes. Instruments are hit and children must guess 3hat instrument is being playedJ =important that they raise hands8 no shouting out>. @inish. Teacher can 3ink at the child he<she 3ants to play instrument. )iscrimination of sounds. )iscussion of G$y 3orst habit& ! again conch passed around8 pupils in circle decide 3ho 3ill speak neAt by hands up. $ctivity 8 Sound 1ame. Another child from circle is magician ! he<she 3inks at child 3ho falls on floor asleep ! child in middle must guess 3ho magician is. 34 . Class sitting 9uietly in circle8 arms folded. 5stablish rule of no laughing and no putCdo3ns and praise those 3ho are honest. $ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. 4inal $ctivity /ie on floor ! listen to music ! children think about 3hat feelings it e#okes.

Children stand around circle. A 9uiet acti#ity designed to 3ind children do3n. "egin round8 G%ne thing that really annoys me is L&. 35 . $ctivity 8 $o#ement to Sound. Change children.ass& ! no laughing8 no putCdo3ns. Again conch is passed around ! children allo3ed to say G. Important they find their o3n spot8 no bumping into one another. :unter tries to catch prey by sound of feet mo#ing ! if he<she goes to edge of circle8 other children gently direct him<her back into middle. Teacher talks about 3hat makes us upset or annoyed. Children stand in middle of circle and mo#e on spot to beat of bouncing ball8 drum or similar. $ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. %ffer those 3ho pass a chance to speak at the end of the round. Teacher chooses t3o children8 one 3ears a blindfold and is hunter8 other is 9uarry8 both inside the circle =absolute silence>. 4inal $ctivity Children stand in sno3man pose and imagine the sun shining on them. They slo3ly melt until they are Gpuddles& on the floor.+esson 9 Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! G:unter and :unted& 1ame.

=The leader does not ha#e to be the teacher>. make up reasons to apologise>.+esson : Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! G@ollo3 the Teacher& 1ame. $ctivity 8 $usical Instrument 1ame. Children in circle are gi#en different instruments and follo3 beat of the leader.b.ass conch to any other #olunteerJ n. Teacher talks about things 3e say<do to hurt others ! people 3e 3ould like to say sorry toJ =be careful here8 children tend to force the issue8 i. This is a good acti#ity after some ma7or problem in class ! fights etc. 4inal $ctivity /isten to sounds outside room for one minute 3ith eyes closed. 36 . "egin 3ith #olunteer 3ho says GI 3ould like to say sorry to L& . get child to look at the person and say their name 3hen they are saying sorry.e. $ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. Simon Says ! teacher gi#es instructions8 children follo3 only 3hen teacher prefiAes 3ith GSimon Says&.

Teacher may super#ise closely. )o this 9uietly and 3ithout rushing. Children gi#en cards 3ith blobs8 dots8 notes8 numbers etc8 red for loud or black for soft. Allo3 child to say G. 'o pushing or sho#ing or fighting o#er seats. Teacher talks about 3hat should happen 3hen rules are broken.raise good suggestions. 37 . Fse conch8 hands up8 no laughing8 shouting or criticising. Children are labelled oranges or lemons. $ctivity 8 $usical =/istening> 1ame =see page 2->. Teacher talks to children about 3ays in 3hich 3e are all the same. 4hen successful8 child from middle takes on identity of child he<she is replacing. 4inal $ctivity Children form a line based on different characteristics8 e. Child gets a 3ink8 picks up an instrument and plays number of notes on card 3hich they ha#e. Children put hands up to offer suggestions.g.+esson " Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! G@ruit "asket& 1ame. $ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. biggest to smallest. 2emember to encourage children to play soft or loud according to card. "egin round asking 3hat sanctions should school ha#eK 1et children&s suggestions. Children sit on chairs8 one child stands in the middle. .ass&. Child in middle calls out either oranges or lemons and those called change places 3hile child in middle tries to get a seat.

+esson . Duestion and ans3ering session. 4inal $ctivity 2hythms and "eats. /eader beats out a rhythm =clapping> 3hich children echo. Choose a lighthouse ! gi#e him<her a tambourine or drum 3ith 3hich he<she makes an infre9uent sound. Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! G/ighthouse and 2ocks& 1ame. GI like it 3hen L& Conch passed around ! no laughing at each other. Choose a ship ! the captain 3ears a blindfold ! rest of group spread around floor as rocks ! captain has to steer around rocks to lighthouse ! rocks clap 3hen he gets near. Children can also #olunteer to lead clapping. $ctivity 8 Spot the pupil. 2emember Hands Up.g. 38 . )iscussion on 3hat makes us feel good8 e. $ctivity 9 Things 4e /ike =Conch 2ound>. Teacher of group relates a lot of information about someone in group ! children guess 3ho is being discussed.

$ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. Teacher plays chime bar or cassette tape of gentle music8 and only 3hen sound dies a3ay do children open eyes. 'umber 3 mo#es to 8 2 to 38 1 to 28 ne3 child is number 1.+esson < Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! $antle of the 5Apert ! imagination game. chime bars. Continue until all ha#e had a go. $ctivity 8 $usical 1ame. "egin GIn school I like L& 4inal $ctivity Children sit 9uietly 3ith eyes closed. 39 . 2epeat. /eader plays his<her chime bar =any rhythm> ! child number copies this then goes to his<her seat.lace four instruments in middle8 e. . /eader is chosen from group ! he<she has been in#ited to a special school for 3itches and 3iMards because he<she has in#ented a ne3 spellJ a special one that no one else thought of. :e<she has to describe it. T3o or three children take turns to tell story ! #olunteers only.g. )iscussion on their fa#ourite parts of school8 ! sub7ects8 interests etc. They all repeat tune. /eader has a chime bar ! four pupils in middle numbered 1C .

GI 3orry 3hen L&8 GI am sad 3hen L&8 GI hate it 3hen L& Again no laughing or criticising. 4hen music stops children must freeze. 5nd by passing a smile. sad8 happy8 3orried.oints of Contact 1ame.lay some fairy music on glockenspiel or a cassette tape of suitable music. elbo3 to elbo38 knee to knee.e. Children guess or teacher identifies feelings that children 3ill discuss8 such as 3orry8 en#yJ e. Children pass Gbody parts& around the circle8 i.g. Children tiptoe 9uietly inside circle. $ctivity 8 $o#ement to Sound. 40 .+esson = Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! . 4inal $ctivity . $ctivity 9 @eelings. Children all stand in middle8 teacher blo3s 3histle ! one short blo3 means 3alk ! one long blo3 means run on the spot ! t3o short blo3s mean hop ! t3o long blo3s mean 3alk back3ards ! no touching8 bumping etc. Teacher makes a facial eApression e.g.

Teacher impro#ises story about being 3ashed up on a beach and melting ! lie absolutely still until teacher claps hands ! then stand up 9uietly.aul and (ohn8 started 3ith ten marbles each ! . C ? C . 4hoe#er misses buMM is out.aul L& Allo3 to say G. $ctivity 8 $usical Statues. Children number around in circle ! 1 C 2 C 3 C buMM8 . 4hat happened neAtK . mustn&t say multiples of >. "egin GI think (ohn<.+esson > Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! "uMM 1ame. =. T3o children8 .C buMM =i.e. 4inal $ctivity Stand up8 close eyes tight8 you are a block of ice. Hery good for learning tables.aul lost all his to (ohn ! he 3as lonely8 he thought about going home ! (ohn no3 had t3enty marbles.ass conch8 teacher comments on positi#e endings. Tambourine is 7ingled ! children run on spot ! if it&s hit they stop.rogress to running around in circle 3ithout touching. Teacher tells story of marbles.ass&. 41 .> $ctivity 9 @inish the Story.

4inal $ctivity @ollo3 the Teacher. $ctivity 9 Conch 2ound. Teacher picks child to mime acti#ities of particular 7obs ! teacher goes first miming postman ! child 3ho guesses right mimes neAt.> $ctivity 8 $aking Sounds. =1ood idea to ha#e a list of 7obs to choose from. Allo3 children 3ho pass a chance to go at the end. "egin GI think the 3orld 3ould be better if L& 'o putCdo3ns.oem on the neAt page. Teacher makes some simple mo#ements ! children follo3 ! tapping knee and touching head etc. 42 . The 3orld 3ould be a better place if e#eryone L ! children discuss their opinions. Fse the 4ind .+esson !? Introduction ! 2ule reminder $ctivity ! Charades.

43 (drums or drummin" hands) ( ocal sounds on each line! appropriate to the words) (spoken words only) . it rumbles like an o ean throu!h "unipers and pines# $t whispers in the windows it howls it sin!s.The Wind #oem !ith 'ocal and other sounds or instruments The wind has lots of noises (spoken words only) ( ocal sounds on each line! appropriate to the words) it sniffs it puffs it whines.

it tells %ou &er% plainl% e&er% time it omes# #his "i es an e$ample of how sounds can be used with the poem% Decide on your own instruments&sounds% 44 .it hums.


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