Circle Time: A Resource Book for Primary and Secondary Schools

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SAGE, May 15, 2006 - Education - 96 pages
Written for the busy classroom teacher, this book provides quick access to an abundance of Circle Time activities.

Building on the success of the first edition, this new book retains the original edition's clarity and ease-of-access, whilst providing more than twice as much material. It has also been updated to take account of new legislation, including Every Child Matters and The National Standard for Healthy Schools.

Clear headers guide the reader to core games and appropriate themes, each with helpful hints for planning and implementation, and to assist the smooth running of the sessions. The theme section demonstrates ways of using core Circle Time activities such as 'Sentence Completion' and 'Silent Statements' to explore sensitive issues such as friendships and bullying.

An important new feature is a structure to help readers understand what they should be expecting from pupils during Circle Time at each key stage. New and expanded sections on group work and the development of Circle Time are also included.

This is a valuable resource for teachers, educational psychologists and youth workers, whether they are experienced Circle Time practitioners or new to the technique.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Developmental Aspects of Circle Time through Key Stages 1 to 3
6
Part I
13
Introducing Games
15
My Name and Variations
16
Up Down Up
17
Web Masters
18
Name Association
19
Wishing Well
42
Guess Who
43
Enjoying and Achieving Games
45
50 Ways of Moving
46
Sleepmaker Detective
47
Guarding the Keys
48
Expressions
49
Listen and Touch
50

Action Mime
20
All Change Games
21
Postman
22
Follow Me
23
My Eyes Are
24
The Sun Will Come Out
25
New Friends
26
Games to Encourage Selfawareness
29
Statement Line
30
I Am Special
31
Its My Day
32
This Is Me
33
Games to Encourage Awareness of Others
35
Partners
36
A Brick in the Wall
37
Finishing the Sentence
38
The Wave
51
Lets Laugh
52
Dont Smile
53
Finishing Games
55
Pass the Smile
56
Part 2
57
The Development of Circle Time
58
Managing Feelings and Developing Relationships
61
Developing a Vocabulary for Emotions
63
Friendships
67
Arguing and Fighting
71
Stealing
73
Other Themes
78
References
81
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