The end of term is always a challenge – students are tired, you are crawling towards the end of term and the temptation to reach for that DVD is almost overwhelming. However, never fear Jim Smith, that laziest of teachers is here to save the day. This idea came from one of Jim Smith’s tweets rather than from one of his excellent and inspiring books.
This last lesson of the term idea is for students to make bunting to celebrate their learning and progress during that term. Here you give each student a piece of card with a large triangle printed on it. This triangle will be the students contribution to the class bunting they are going to make. On their triangle, they must choose the most interesting idea/topic/facts/ anything that they have learned in your lesson during that term and draw/write/anything they like of that area of their learning on their triangle. For the more able child, they have to produce a double sided pennant.
What is produced is a whole variety of triangles showing different areas of what has been studied in an extremely creative range of ways – making a fabulous bunting feature to hang in your classroom to show student learning and progress.
Thanks Jim for the inspiration!