Year 1 have been using foam noodles to consolidate locomotor and non-locomotor skills. These are the basic ways to move, the building blocks of coordination. The children have also been working on how to cooperate with a partner and in small groups through simple games. They played ‘magician tag’, A few children were taggers, and these taggers were each assigned a particular locomotor skill (e.g. hopping, sliding, galloping, skipping, etc.), and were called “Magicians” and given a “wand” (foam noodle) for tagging purposes. They had to move using only their assigned skill.
The rest of the pupils had to avoid being tagged. When the children were tagged by a magician, they had to assume the locomotor skill of the magician who tagged them.