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Physical activity required.

Adult supervision recommended.


Lesson video

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Hello, my name is Mrs. Repton, and I'm going to be your teacher for the year seven, outdoor and adventurous activities lessons.

I hope you're going to join me for all of the lessons so that we can develop our problem-solving, decision-making, evaluating, improving skills.

So we need to start thinking about keeping safe in this lesson.

If you're unsure about doing any of the activities, make sure that you've got a trusted adult nearby when you start.

Ideally, we want this activity to take place in doors, but if it's safe, warm, and dry to do so, you're welcome to go outside.

Ensure that there's enough space for you to work safely, including overhead.

Use bare feet, not socks, and make sure that the floor isn't slippery, that you're going to be working on.

Wear comfortable clothing, put your hair up if needed, and remove any jewellery.

Pause now if there's anything that you need to get ready.

In this lesson, you're going to need: five stackable items of different sizes, three cushions, towels or T-shirts.

Pause the video now and go and get anything that you need to get ready.

So today's lesson structure is going to consist of one activity called 1-5.

You'll then complete an exit quiz, which I know you're going to be really successful at.

We've also got some key words for today's lesson.

Our first key word is challenge, a difficult task or problem.

A second key word is methodical, done or arranged in a planned way.

And our third and final word is process, a course of action from start to finish.

Though it's time to do our first activity, 1-5.

On the next slide, you're going to see a video of me completing the activity, and explaining what it is that you need to do.

This activity is called 1-5, but it can also be named the tower of handling.

Your challenge is to have three different bases.

I've just used tea towels.

You may want T-shirts, cushions, but you need three different bases.

And five objects that are five different sizes, but can be stacked on top of each other.

So I've used a similar box, a cookbook, a DVD box, a takeaway container, and the coaster.

Decide which your starting base is going to be, and create a tower of your five objects, with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top.

This challenge involves taking the objects and moving them one at a time to recreate this tower on a different base.

However, you can't have a larger object on top of a smaller object, and only one object can be moved at once.

You get the idea.

What's I wouldn't be able to do now, is to move a larger object and place it on top of a smaller object.

I have to think of they formula and a process, be like if I was doing a mathematical challenge to work out a strategy so that the smaller item is always on the top, and that I'm only moving one item at a time.

Can you challenge yourself and see if you can complete this activity.

Off you go.

So now it's your turn to have a go at the task.

If you need a bit of a recap, the instructions are down below.

Pause the video to complete your task, and then press play and resume once you finished.

Well done.

I hope you enjoyed that.

How did you break the challenge down? Did you break it into smaller steps? How did you go through the process? What helped you to make decisions? What skills did you draw on? Have a little think.

And did your initial solution work? And if so, why? In real life, you need to be methodical when doing which of the following? Would it be option one, watching TV, option two, sleeping, option three going for a walk, or option four, following a recipe? When would you need to be methodical? That's right, option four, when following a recipe.

If you didn't do a recipe in the right order, then you definitely wouldn't get the right outcome.

Then let's think about our learning outcomes for today's activity.

In this lesson, you've developed: your ability to break down and follow instructions, your ability to make decisions, your ability to evaluate and improve your performance.

We'd love you to share your work with us here at Oak National.

So, ask a parent or carer to share your work on Twitter, tagging @OakNational and using the hashtag, #LearnwithOak.

I hope you've enjoyed your outdoor and adventurous activity lessons.