Full Day Plan
Mark the roll and record any absences on the Relief Teaching Day Feedback Form. Identify any students with special educational needs and ensure you are aware of any assistance they may require throughout the day.
Rules and Routines
Establish rules and expectations for the day with the students. Familiarise yourself with the regular routines of the class, as well as any additional activities happening during the day e.g. assembly.
Literacy – Reading Comprehension
Distribute a copy of the Comprehension – Thunderstorms to the students. Read the text as a class. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the comprehension questions. Once the students have finished, discuss the answers as a class.
Literacy – Writing Task
As a class, discuss some of the dangers of thunderstorms presented in the comprehension text. In pairs, ask the students to create a thunderstorm safety poster to warn people about the dangers of thunderstorms. Content could include some tips on how to be prepared for a storm, as well as how to keep safe during a storm. Once they have finished, encourage volunteers to share their posters with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Distribute a copy of the Representing Large Numbers Worksheet. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the worksheet. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet together as a class.
Numeracy – Fractions and Decimals
Revise with the students the concept of an equivalent fraction. Provide each student with a copy of the Equivalent Fractions Wall Worksheet (Labelled). Monitor and support the students as they work through each of the worksheets. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet together as a class.
Literacy – Independent or Shared Reading
Allow the students to independently read an appropriate book of their choice. Alternatively, choose a book to read and share with the students.
Science – Experiments
Divide the class into small groups. Provide each group with a copy of the Balloon Rocket – Experiment. In their groups, students read the instructions and record their predictions. Students collect the materials required and carry-out the experiment. Students then record their observations and share their results with the class. If time permits, allow the students to make improvements and repeat the experiment. As a class, discuss which force caused the balloon to move.