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Playground Games around the World

We have been enjoying our outside space this term, playing a range of playground games from different countries. Our Language Ambassadors have supported our younger children with lots of enthusiasm at lunchtimes with traditional games, including the Spanish game Pañuelo, where they practised their numbers from our Numbers around the World activity. 

All classes across the school have had an opportunity to explore a range of games, before going outside to try them out! The games included a ball game that our staff experienced in Sweden; Mar y Tierra jumping game from Spain; a Dominican Republic chasing game practising clothing items; and clapping games from Italy learning the days of the week. We have also found out about Chilean and Greek circle games. Children have loved sharing their own experiences with the class, helping the adults develop their knowledge!  We have also found out more about the city of Malaga and our link school and their games.

As part of this activity coincided with our Sports Opportunity Week, we looked at sports from other countries. Some of our Year 6 children created a very informative presentation about the game of Futsal from Uruguay and Brazil, and supported the games brilliantly!

We will continue exploring new games and encouraging children to play them due to the positive impact on their health and well-being. Please let us know if you have a game that we could teach the children!


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