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Mixed Age Class Furniture

Discussion in 'Primary' started by circustrain, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. circustrain

    circustrain New commenter

    We are soon going to have to have 3 mixed Y1/Y2 classes. What size furniture do people usually go for? The right height for Y2 or a mixture of sizes? Thank you.
  2. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    You need the height that fits the size of the children in your class. So a mixture of table and chair heights.
  3. circustrain

    circustrain New commenter

    Thank you. That was my feeling but then comes the issue of flexible groupings! You can tell we've not had mixed years before.
  4. Wotton

    Wotton Lead commenter

    We have mixed classes. Currently our 2/3 has 2 sizes of tables, our 4/5/6 has the same size of tables for everyone but different chair sizes. not perfect but the best we can do. We taught the children to move their chair if they had to work at a different table. It works ok with the older children.You just have to plan the layout carefully to accommodate flexible groupings.Sometimes we would have extra seat at a Maths group which were empty when an English group sat there.
  5. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    In any single year group class there will be tall children and short children. I've got a boy much smaller than most of the nursery kids and another who is taller than anyone in the class above .. Much the same as in a mixed age Y1/2 class
  6. circustrain

    circustrain New commenter

    Thank you all.

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