Cricket Green is a forward-thinking SEN school in South London which has been using Cosmo to focus on the individualised learning experiences of many of it’s students.
Meighan used Cosmo to facilitate a long-term movement and teamwork activity with her class, all of whom are on the autistic spectrum. Meighan collected student’s scores from Cosmo activities over a whole term, displaying them on a scoreboard, and adding a fun competitive aspect to the weekly sessions.
How was Cosmo used?
Meighan wanted to introduce a whole-class activity that increased her class’s movement, spatial awareness, and scanning skills, as well as nurturing skills such as joint attention and collaboration.
She used two Cosmo activities (Exercise & Showdown) during regular 40 minute lessons, over a whole term. The cosmoids were spread around the class and students had to find and press as many as they could in the allotted time. Students then wrote their scores on a large scoreboard that the class had created together. Students also split into teams and played Showdown together, which involved each team being allocated a colour and then finding as many of their coloured cosmoids as possible, in the allotted time.