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What Is A Customised Primary School Planner?

Primary schools teach Key Stages 1 and 2 to children up to the age of Year 6, or 11-12 years old. By primary school age, most children have already had some level of experience with structured days, particularly if they went to nursery. Taking ownership of their education and time management is a theme that will eventually become integral to secondary education, and it is becoming more common for primary schools to actively prepare pupils for this transition by introducing them to the idea of homework earlier than secondary school.

A primary school planner takes the basic idea of a traditional student planner and tailors it for the primary school pupil. We have carefully designed pages in our ideas library that are specifically for primary-aged children, and these can be edited as you need them depending on your school’s policies or curriculum. The homework recording pages are easy to understand and clearly laid out, and there are plenty of pages that encourage basic comprehension practice at home, including spelling, mathematics, and reading. You can also include different editions for Key Stages 1 and 2 and customise the contents to reflect this.

Including a diary in your primary school planners lays the groundwork for a strong relationship between school and home, whereby parents are easy made aware of school policies, as well as being able to see the progress their child is making and carry this learning ethos beyond the school gates and into the home. Plenty of studies have shown that children flourish academically when parents are active in their education, so having pages in your planners that directly address parents is ideal to nurture this link. Diary pages can also provide the perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate.

Our library of page ideas also includes rewards and praise systems that we have researched and developed; we can also work with you to design pages that reflect your own structure. A positive approach to behavioural conduct in the classroom can be a more constructive approach to classroom management; however, we do also have pages for sanctions where a more structural behaviour record is required.