It is the first day of a new school year. New teachers, new students, new classrooms. We are really looking forward to a fantastic year of learning together in Year 5. We hope that you will subscribe to our blog so you can keep up with the exciting times ahead of us.
Today we took part in a TEAM BUILDING CHALLENGE.
With planning time, building time and some challenges thrown in (2 mins working one handed, 2 minutes working without talking!) we all succeeded in building a tower that was free standing (even if it only lasted a moment!). We all managed to support the table tennis ball. Our tallest towers were 67cm. Here are some of them.
We had a great discussion after we finished the task. We thought about challenges that we faced and what we had learned about teamwork. Here are a few of our discoveries.
“When our plans didn’t work we had to come up with a new plan.”
“When challenges happen you have to problem solve together and communicate well.”
“We were limited in materials but we found solutions.”
We think that good teamwork needs:
Cooperation & collaboration, enthusiasm, open-mindedness, great communication, creativity, collaboration, taking risks, persistence, give and take, and confidence
That sounds like a great recipe for success at whatever we try to achieve together this year.
Do you like teamwork or do you prefer to work alone?