Some of our pupils have been working hard in their ‘Social Use of Language’ group lesson. This is a session focused on teaching interactions between the group through a variety of activities. Today they have been playing barrier games where they need to complete an activity in an identical manner to each other. This is done through one pupil being the speaker who gives instructions; and the other pupil being the listener, who places their items in the correct place from the instructions given.
Other activities that the pupils also participated in were, ‘Be teacher,’ ‘Tic-tac-toe,’ ‘what’s in the box?’ These teach skills such as; the ability to make inferences, take turns and to take the lead role in conversations such as pretending to be the teacher.