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Activity Steps with Pupils - Primary 1

Circle Time – Teacher Led

Introduction:

Discuss with class the benefits of using screens for learning and connecting with family and friends. 

  1. Collect screen time tracking forms.
  2. Ask the question, “What do you like to do when you are not in school?”
  3. Screen/non-screen sorting activity: Ask the pupils what is a screen and non-screen activity?  
    • Teachers note - provide a sheet of pictures with screen/non-screen activities or use resources from classroom such as:  smart board, computer, iPad, mobile phones & toys, books, colouring sheets etc or take class outside and explore non-screen activities which the children enjoy doing.  Discuss with class their favourite activity.
  4. Ask the pupils: “Who likes to watch T.V, spend time on the computer, use iPad or play computer games?” Make a chart of the results from question 4 (picture form, tally chart, bar chart etc incorporating math skills).
  5. Ask the pupils: "What do you like to do when you are not in school & which does not involve T.V, computer, games or iPad?"  Non-screen activities example:  playing outside, going to the park, playing indoors, reading, drawing, riding bikes, playing with a ball etc spending time with family & friends without screens.
  6. Make a chart of the results from question 5 (picture form, tally chart, bar chart etc incorporating math skills). Please note the chart should have the pupils name next to activity or the pupils photo.
  7. Discuss what is good for health, for example: Exercise, physical activities, eating fruit and veg. 
  8. Homework Task:  Do 1 or more activities during the week that does not involve a screen e.g. play outside, go to the park, play a board game, draw a picture, paint or something of your choice. Write down what you did & bring to class.