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Discussion in 'Independent' started by ViolaClef, Jul 15, 2019.
How much Maths and English do the pupils at your school do per week?
And how long are the lessons?
Yr 3 & 4 get 5 doubles of English and 4 of maths (1 double = 70 minutes).
Yr 5 & 6 get 4 doubles of each.
Yr 7 & 8 get 3 doubles of each.
Year 1- 6 get five 50 minute lessons each week.
Year 1 and 2 also have three 25 minute lessons of phonics.
When I taught in an Indie, because of the odd length of lessons, dictated by senior school, we had a daily Mon to Fri) 80 mins lesson for Recption to Year 6. The length of the after break lesson did vary depending on how long Assembly lasted, reducing it to sometimes only 70 mins, so we did English first Mon, Wed, Fri and Maths first Tues & Thurs.
Wow. That sounds brilliant. Our year 1s and 2s try to have 60 mins of each every day but with specialist lessons popping up all over the timetable it's not always so. When do they change for pe? Your lessons or theirs?
Up to year 2, they come to school in PE kit. Years 3-6 change at breaktimes.
Even if their lesson is In the afternoon?
Could work... Although we have it 3x a week
If it's an afternoon lesson they could change at lunchtime/ afternoon registration.
Though if it's a long afternoon lesson sometimes you might be grateful for that 'changing time' shortening the lesson.
They change at morning break and go home in their games kit at the end of the day.
On games days they eat lunch and then go to games (off site) so there isn't a break in which to change.
Games is all afternoon on two days a week.
PE is all afternoon on one day a week.
Gosh, that's a generous, though healthy, amount of Games per week. Even for an 'Indie'. I'd find it difficult to fit in all the other curriculum subjects into the remaining two afternoons.
Three afternoons is reasonably normal...one of the games ones is matches.
We have long days to fit it all in, 8.35 - 4.00. (And before people freak out about the poor children, we also have long breaks, 25 mins am and pm and 1hr 10 mins lunch!)
That's roughly what we had but only 1 afternoon for Sports/ Games and two half afternoons of PE. We did start slightly later at 8:50 thro till 4 with 2o mins morning break and a 10 min pm one, as otherwise the Infants and Lower Juniors found the afternoon session too long. and we did have a slightly longer lunch 1hr 20mins.