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Concentration in afternoons

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Wildlady Sun 01-Apr-18 13:39:07

Any advice on keeping class focused during the afternoon (ours runs from 1:00 to 3:20) year 3.

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user1483390742 Sun 01-Apr-18 14:10:21

I do 2 pm lessons. 1:00-2:00, then 2:10-3:10. Ten min unofficial break inbetween- they get to move around/ chat to friends, sometimes we go outside or into the hall for a run around. They are always much more focussed for the second hour after that, i find.

teaandbiscuitsforme Sun 01-Apr-18 14:35:21

Definitely a short break! And anything with writing first followed by a practical subject wherever possible.

Springforwars Sun 01-Apr-18 14:37:13

It's Easter Sunday. Take a break please. 🌷

ILoveMyLanyard Sun 01-Apr-18 14:44:45

Story, handwriting or meditation for the first fifteen minutes after lunch, lesson, then break. Then next lesson.

I don't think it's surprising that when we used to do things like paint, craft and do proper science experiments in the afternoon behaviour was better.

Piggywaspushed Sun 01-Apr-18 20:44:42

Awww... don't primary school teachers spend whole afternoon playing sleeping lions any more?? I used to love the 'heads down on the desk and have a nap, children' days...

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