A fun, getting-to-know-you game to play in the first days of a new school year.
To begin this icebreaker activity, spread out a class set of name cards (prepared ahead of time). These cards include the names of every student in the class.
Each Know-That-Name Task Card describes a phonics clue and a type of movement. Read a task card to an individual, who then performs the action given as they find a name to match the phonics clue. Once everyone has found a spot, have each child say the name card they have landed on and wave to that classmate.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Communication, language and literacy
- Early Years Foundation Stage
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, ot...
- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
- Physical development
- Physical education
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in...
- Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes
Respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes
- Word reading
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