Firstly we discussed what we already knew about effective co-operation. We knew that it involves teamwork, showing respect to others, taking turns, and communicating. As a class, we watched a short video on co-operation and then revisited what is needed in order to co-operate effectively. We came up with communicating (verbal and non-verbal), contributing, adapting, committing, and respecting.
In mixed groups, we did few activities to practise how to co-operate effectively. Firstly we played group juggle, the aim of this game was for us to throw a bean bag in a pattern that included all group members as fast as possible without dropping it. Once we had mastered one bean bag we added in another and so on. Some of us found it difficult at the start to commit to the group goal. Instead we let our groups down by not trying or doing silly throws causing others to drop the bean bag.
After some communication with our groups, we soon realised the importance and fun in achieving the goal and began contributed to our team effectively. Most groups ended up achieving the goal and used up to three beanbags at one time. After we played a game of hula hoop relay. In a group we linked arms either in a circle or a line. The aim was to race against another group to see who could get their team member through the hoop as fast as possible.
When reflecting Jasimyn said “it was good to see people supporting each other by cheering on their team mates” and Mikayla pointed out “the games were fun when everyone got involved and helped each other as we achieved our goal”.
Tuatari and Riley encourage and cheer on Mikayla
Arion helps Xavier to guide his way through the hula hoop
Team of Room 8 students work together and cheer each other on
Emmeline carefully throwing the bean bag to her team mate
Brooke focused on receiving a throw from one of her teammates
TKI. 2017. New Zealand Curriculum. http://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/The-New-Zealand-Curriculum.
Health and Physical Education
Co-operation, teamwork, communication, contributing, adapting, committing, respecting, goal