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Do you have examples of the sort of proverbs you want to use?
I think a matching exercise as a starter would be a good idea but with the children, please don't refer to them as proverbs. They are teachings of Jesus from the New Testament (currently paraphrases in childspeak!) and referring to them as proverbs could be perceived by some as downplaying their significance.
I agree I think the children might get more from them if they are introduced as teachings of Jesus.
What you could do is get a pic of Jesus and a bin on the IWB or on paper and pupils have a statement which they have to decide whether jesus said or not. They could then come up to the board and either stick them on Jesus or on the bin depending on whether they think he said it or not.
nmj2 do you think that would make a good plenary instead? Its a really good idea and I'd like to use it but I think the matching up the meanings with the teachings would be a good intro.
Where is your AT2?
This is screaming out that it needs it making relevant to them. e.g. where you have your proverbs 1,2,3 - give them a scenario that they can relate to e.g. when they start high school they are worried about getting lost, what the teachers will be like, doing homework etc - then fast forward 4 weeks - did the children gain anything from worrying about it etc.
Or hve a starter asking them where they gain good advice about how to live their life from?
Then when they can see the relevance of them then introduce them as being Biblical
Matching is fine as part of a plenary but it's only a just about scraping a level 3 skill and I would hope your more able year 4s are capable of more than that
That sounds a good plan :-)
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