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 The Park – Comprehension 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
Use page one from the Writing a Ballad Worksheet to revise the structure of a ballad with the students. Use the steps on the second page of the worksheet to jointly construct a class ballad. Distribute a copy of this page to the students. Monitor and support the students as they independently write a ballad using one of the suggested topics, or a topic of their own choosing. Once the students have finished, encourage volunteers to share their ballads with the class.
Numeracy – Number and Place Value
Provide each student with a Fraction Fact File Worksheet. Assign each student with a fraction, or allow the students to choose their own fraction. Ask the students to write their fraction in the box at the top of the worksheet. Monitor and support the students as they complete a range of activities to describe their fraction. When the students have finished, correct the worksheet as a class.
Numeracy – Time
As a whole class, revise the concept of a timeline. Distribute a copy of the Reading and Constructing Timelines Worksheets to the students. Monitor and support the students as they independently complete the timeline task. Once the students have finished, correct the answers 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.
The Arts – Visual Arts
Display the instructions of how to make an origami box from the Easy and Fun Origami Box for Kids blog on the board. Provide the students with the materials to create an origami box. Monitor and support the students as they build their boxes. Encourage volunteers to share their origami boxes with the class.