Primary Planner Timetables
Despite primary schools not having the same structure as secondary schools, there are instances where teachers introduce a basic structure for the school day as a gentle introduction to the more rigid timetables children will encounter at secondary level. This can extend to using timetables to lay out the school’s general times, and then broken down depending on year group or key stage.
It can be particularly useful for children that are preparing to sit exams later in primary school as a means to help them better manage their time for revision; again, something that will become more familiar once they are at secondary school. Including break and lunch times for the school is another way that both children and teachers can manage their day appropriately; you can even include space for noting staff that are on lunchtime duty for a particular day or week.
Timetables also serve as a useful snapshot for parents to see what their child has been focusing on, allowing them to be more involved in their child’s education and offer them support where needed. If you are introducing homework at either KS1 or KS2, having an outline for a homework timetable to support pupils in getting used to managing study outside of school hours helps make the transition less daunting.
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