Throughout the academic year our timetable changes as the children change, grow and develop. At the start of the year, teaching and learning opportunities take place through areas of continuous provision and well-trained staff with a clear understanding of the curriculum and child development are able to move children’s learning on through interaction, observation and assessment. Some 1-1 discreet teaching is done with those children who are able to access short sessions of phonics and maths work. By the spring term, some small group work takes place for those who are ready and able to access short sessions of phonics, maths, English and topic. Others will access this learning through rigorously planned continuous provision opportunities which will be less formal but still feature adult input. As we approach the summer term it is expected that most children will be able to access small group work at several points throughout the day. By this point in the year, groups are streamed to ensure that teaching is specific and pitched accurately for the needs of the children ensuring that outstanding progress is made for each individual. 

In line with the increase in adult led focus over the course of the year, the amount of time children spend in continuous provision also changes. Despite these general patterns of movement in timetabling, each cohort of children is different and as we develop relationships with our classes, we become very much attuned to the needs of the children and what is best for them at any given point.

Here is an example of a summer term timetable.

8:45 – 9.00


9:15 - 9:30

Morning Group Songs and Dough Disco 

9:30 - 9:50


9:50 - 10:05

Back Playground group 1/1-1 Reading/Handwriting books/Teacher your Monster to read

10:05 - 10:20

Back Playground group 2/1-1 reading/Handwriting books/Teacher your Monster to read

10:20 - 10.30

Snack Time 

10:30 - 11:30

(11:00 - 11:45)

Continuous Provision/PLPs



11:30 - 11:50


11:50 - 12:00 

Story Time 

12:00 – 1:00  

Lunch/Continuous Provision

1:00 – 1:10

Go Noodle/Cosmic Kids Yoga/Mindfulness

1:10 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:00

Back Playground

2:00 – 2:15

Snack Time 

2:15 – 2:30

Topic Input

2:30 – 3:00

Continuous Provision/Adult led activities/PLPs

3:00 – 3:10

Story Time

3:10 – 3:15

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