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Language and Communication find out information about someone  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

The children find out information about another person and report this back.

Early years skill:not specified
Early years typical range:not specified
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Curriculum level:L1b
TAP skill:Expressive Language
TAP level:TAP56
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Primary (5-11yrs) info; Secondary (11-16yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Interview

Prompt questions

Record sheet

1. Have the children think about questions we can ask each other to find about each other.

2. Have the children interview each other, using the prompt questions.

3. Have them report back to the group on the child they interviewed.

News

This is appropriate on a Monday, or after a holiday.

Paper

Pen

1. Have the children think about questions we can ask each other to find about what someone has done over the weekend / holiday.

2. Make a list of the questions.

3. Have the children take it in turns to ask each other.

You could have each person choose someone who is not in the group (either an adult or another child) to ask.

Who thinks that?

Blank flashcards

Pens

Paper

Questions prompt sheet

1. Have the children write down on flash cards their answers to the questions opposite. You may need to help them, as they need to keep what they write secret.

2. Put all the cards in a bag / box and everyone pulls one out.

3. Using the prompt sheet if necessary, the children ask each person if the statement is true of them, until they find the person who wrote it (e.g. Do you like to watch Cartoon Network?).

Suggested questions for flashcard answers:

-What do you like to watch on TV

-What is your favourite food?

-What is your favourite toy?

-What do you like to do when you play with your friends?

-What do you like to eat for breakfast?

-Where would you like to go at the weekend?

-Who lives at your house?

-How do you get to school?

etc!

How are you feeling today?

Feelings / emotions chart

(chart containing a range of emotions).

Question prompts

1. Introduce the emotions chart, and talk about the different feelings.

2. Have the children take it in turns to ask each other how they are feeling today. You will need to model this. Use the emotions chart so they remember more emotions than 'happy' and 'sad'.

3. Support them to ask 'Why?' or 'What made you feel like that?'

4. Help them to discuss what they could do to help the child feel better / keep on feeling like that (if it is a positive emotion!).

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