· answer questions.
1. Prepare a list of questions covering previously learnt question forms and vocabulary e.g. ‘How old are you?’, ‘What’s your name?’
1. Pupils sit in a circle.
2. Pupils chant “hot potato, pass it on, hot potato, pass it on ….” until you tell them to stop.
3. The pupil(s) left holding a potato stand up.
4. The teacher asks a question e.g. ‘How old are you?’
5. The pupil(s) holding the potato answer the question e.g. ‘I am eight years old.’
6. Continue steps 1 – 4 until all of the questions have been asked.
Pupils can work with a partner to ask and answer the questions reviewed during the game.
For Year 3 the game is played as a quiz, dividing the class into two groups.
You can award points: 2 points if the student answers correctly, 1 point if the team helps the student, 1 point if the other team answers the question because the original team answered incorrectly or did not know the answer.
Design questions that allow for differentiation – easy, average and challenging questions.
Use more than one ‘hot potato’ at a time increase the amount of participation.