A day in the life of a Honeybee!
As we are not able to have as many face to face conversations, or have parents in for our usual Stay and Play Sessions in the classrooms, we thought it would be helpful to give you an idea of what the children's day looks like!
Please note, this does vary - we adapt daily depending on the children's interests and needs. Sometimes as a result of exploring time, we might take 1 activity and explore it with the whole class, or we might carry on with an input or discussion.
Over the week there are also slots for assemblies (as well as lots of hand washing!).
On a Tuesday and Wednesday each class also has a PE slot in the morning, currently we are using the apparatus in the hall for this, but we can also use the outside areas too.
Putting their things away and then name writing practise at tables.
Carpet time, register, setting the calendar.
Read Write Inc phonics.
'Exploring time' where children pick a station to play at (our station's activity change at least weekly but our areas are currently the following; the writing area, role play, small world, construction, ICT table, maths school, finger gym, painting area, creative table and the outside area). The children move between stations, choosing activities of interest. During these sessions, the children may take part in 1:1 reading with the teacher/TA, or 1:1 and group teaching, focusing on an area of learning.
Snack/fruit/milk/water circle time.
Exploring time. During these sessions, the children may take part in 1:1 reading with the teacher/TA, or 1:1 and group teaching, focusing on an area of learning.
Lunch and playtime.
Carpet time and register.
Exploring time and/or Finger Gym activities (fine motor practise), handwriting, circle time.
Story time and getting ready for home.
Throughout the day we put a visual timetable up so the children are aware of what is now, next and then.