The Secret Message
We may think that we can get things done on our own, but sometimes we might need a bit of help from our friends. 'The Secret Message' lesson pack contains a lesson plan, audio story-lines, a PowerPoint activity and pupil worksheets to aid class discussion and group activities, in which children can consider that, at times, we need help from other people to get the job done!
The Secret Message is a lesson designed to help pupils understand that sometimes we need help from others to solve problems, and that it’s good to be able to work as part of a team.
- Be able to decode information.
- Be able to work together as part of a team.
- Understand the importance of working together.
Click here to download the Lesson Plan.
Samantha Audio 1
Within the storyline we meet Betty, who is a bit of a brainiac! However, Betty likes to do things on her own and doesn’t like working as part of a team. In this audio clip we hear from Samantha, a classmate, who is fed up of Betty controlling every group project in the classroom.
For a downloadable transcript of Samantha Audio 1, click here.
This PowerPoint contains some simple messages for the class to decode during the lesson introduction. Click here to download the PowerPoint for use with the lesson.
Lesson Worksheet and Codes
The lesson worksheet accompanies the main activity within the lesson, providing children with the problem they need to decode; there are also accompanying code sheets. Click here to download the lesson worksheet. Click here to download code 1 sheet. Click here to download code 2 sheet.
Samantha Audio 2
In this audio clip, Samantha addresses the class again, talking about the importance of working together in a team and the benefits it can bring. She hopes Betty can learn the same thing!
For a downloadable transcript of Samantha Audio 2, click here.