Cat’s Cradle, Open the Gate and Jacob’s Ladder – have you mastered a string game YET?
Sunday 8th February | 28 comments
After our assembly last week on the power of the word YET, a new craze has taken hold of children at FFPS. Everywhere you look, children have been collaborating with each other, persevering, showing resilience, sharing knowledge, learning from their mistakes and showing grit and determination and abundance when getting to grips with some good old fashioned string games.
I heard a story that while Y3 were returning from their trip to Leeds on Thursday, they had members of the public (who were sharing the bendy bus with them) mesmerized by their string game expertise. And to think that on Tuesday, many of them had not heard of Cat’s Cradle and did not know how to do it YET. It is truly amazing what you can learn in a short space of time if you focus your energy and believe that you can do it. This week it was Cat’s Cradle – whatever next?
Well done to everyone who has taken on the challenge of Cat’s Cradle – it doesn’t have to stop there. There are many other string games to have a go at. And for those of you who have not had a go at it YET…you are still young and time is on your side. As far as I am aware, no one had mastered Jacob’s Ladder YET, although I did see Mrs Carney practising like mad in the staffroom and outside her classroom door at break time on Thursday.