Morning Routine in our Foundation Class

This is an example of the morning routine in our Foundation Class.  This class is separated into two groups for outdoor activities, Group 1 and Group 2.

 

8am to 8.30am

Fine motor skills and writing practice.

8.30-8.50am

Group 1

Outdoor session – circle time, good morning songs and story time. Children then take individual turns to look through the book and talk about what they can see to improve language and literacy.

 

Group 2

Indoor session – Shape, colour and number matching games.

8.50-9.10am

Group 1

Indoor session – Shape, colour and number matching games.

 

Group 2

Outdoor session – circle time, good morning songs and story time. Children then take individual turns to look through the book and talk about what they can see to improve language and literacy.

 

9.10am

Snack time

9.40am

Indoor Free play – Children can enjoy free play, or alternatively remain in their classroom to enjoy activities of their choosing. Each table is set out with a variety of activities from jigsaw puzzles, car and train tracks, LEGO, small world animal, lacing cards, magnetic boards, felt boards etc

10.10am

Tidy up time

10.15am

Group 1

Outdoor session – Throw and catch the ball, kick the ball. Nature walk or phonics walk. Movement games and obstacle courses.

 

Group 2

Group work – a variety of academic challenges as a group. Children will ensure to take turns and patiently wait their turn whilst working together to create a finished product. For example – Building block towers, spaceships built from cardboard boxes, felt boards, magnetic boards, group sketching.

10.35am

Group 1

Group work – a variety of academic challenges as a group. Children will ensure to take turns and patiently wait their turn whilst working together to create a finished product. For example – Building block towers, spaceships built from cardboard boxes, felt boards, magnetic boards, group sketching.

 

Group 2

Outdoor session – Throw and catch the ball, kick the ball. Nature walk and/ or phonics walk. Movement games and obstacle courses.

10.55am

Both groups remove shoes and tidy up time

11.00am

Snack time

11.20am

Introduction to activity- children will find their names and hand cut outs. Direct teacher led whiteboard learning on topic followed by creative activity.

11.55am

Goodbye songs

Thursday – star of the week award

12pm

Home time or Lunch