Keeping children engaged in the afternoon.

(9 Posts)
Adamola Tue 19-Jun-18 19:44:30

How long are your afternoon lessons? Ours is from 1:00 pm to 3:30pm.

Any tips on keeping children focused for that length of time. I teach year 4

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reluctantbrit Tue 19-Jun-18 21:41:07

Our school, DD is now in Y6, always does practical stuff in the afternoon. Arts, music, science, PE, D&T. I assume this is to have them carrying on after the lure of lunch.

They do have French and RE as well in the afternoon but that is just every other term.

Waterlemon Tue 19-Jun-18 21:51:28

We have 2 lessons timetabled every afternoon as well as running our “daily mile” at some point in the afternoon.

Waterlemon Tue 19-Jun-18 21:53:54

Maybe ask for your post to be moved to “the staff room” section, as that’s for teachers rather than here.

Navy0 Tue 19-Jun-18 21:56:30

Ours run from 1.30 to 3.30. We do topic, science and music, sometimes PE. I am ks2 as well. We have story from about 3.15 though.

crunchtime Tue 19-Jun-18 21:57:13

1 pm to 2.10 is a, history, geography etc
2.10 to 2.30 playtime
2.30 to 3pm finishing off
3pm to 3.30 story/ reading

LadyPeacock Tue 19-Jun-18 22:05:28

I do:
1- 1.20 Class Novel
1.20- 1.40 Silent reading
1.40- 1.50 Wake n Shake/ Go Noodle
1.50- 2.50 Afternoon lesson
2.50- 3.00 Play
3.00-3.20 Basic skills (tables and spelling practice)
Game/ sort letter etc
3.30pm Hometime

Keeps them busy but steady.


BackforGood Tue 19-Jun-18 23:14:41

That's a long afternoon!
I would be taking them out for a 5 min run around part way through.

reluctantbrit Wed 20-Jun-18 13:58:05

Wow, playtime in KS2? That stopped in Y3 at our school.

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