Hi All, I have just started my probationary year and am trying to muddle through my first couple of weeks with a P6 class. I could do with a bit of advice on how you timetable/structure your classes & days with regard to group work and teaching input. This probably sounds like a really daft question, but I just don't know how best to sort it! All of my placement schools (PGCE) taught one subject at the same time, all pupils would do maths at one time, language at one time etc, but in relevant groups for differentiation. However, my probationary school does not have timetables and instead works so that different groups in a class work on different areas of the curriculum at the same time, so one group may be doing maths, another language, another reading. Somehow the staff seem to structure their days so that 1 group may get teaching input, but the others do other subjects which don't require teaching input at that point. I just can't get my head around this way of working though, and the head teacher has agreed that I can timetable my classes so all groups do the same subject area at once in their groups as long as it doesn't jeopardise teaching input for them. However, I'm stuck on this - in my placement schools the pupils would try to tackle the work and the teacher took one group at a time for input, and just rotated round each day so that a different group would get teaching input at the start of a lesson first each day. This seemed to work ok in my mind, but the head doesn't think this is a good use of time. So - I guess I am looking to understand how other people do this for some ideas! - How do you timetable/structure your days & subject areas? Do all groups do the same subject at once? - If all groups do the same subjects at once, how do you plan your teaching input so they all get the input they need and aren't hanging around waiting for you? Thanks!