Our 2016 Afterschool Block Plan

We’re back from our Afterschooling break and a new school year is about to begin!

Our afterschool block plan always begins with a view of the next twelve months. Seasonal festivals, celebrations, term dates, holidays and special events are plugged into the calendar.

I then identify what weeks we will Afterschool. This year we are following the school term as outlined by the Education Department of Western Australia.

Next I ‘block’ our Afterschool weeks into either a Language focus block or a Mathematics focus block.

Our Afterschool Block Plan

From February 2016 to December 2016

  • Language Block – February 1 – March 4 (5 weeks) Preparation for reading and writing activities
  • February 1 – Lammas, February 9 – Shrove Tuesday, February 10 – Ash Wednesday
  • Mathematics Block – March 7 – April 8 (5 weeks) 1:1 Correspondence and Counting.
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day, March 20 – Michaelmas, March 27 – Easter Sunday
  • April 9 – May 1 Easter break
  • Language Block – May 2 – June 3 (5 weeks) Phonics & Learning to write letters and numerals
  • May 8 – Mother’s Day
  • Mathematics Block – June 6 – July 1 (4 weeks) Amounts and Numerals
  • June 21 – Yule
  • July 2 – July 17 Winter break
  • Language Block – July 18 – August 19 (5 weeks)
  • August 1 – Imbolc
  • Mathematics Block – August 22 – September 23 (5 weeks)
  • September 24 – October 9 Spring Break
  • Language Block – October 10 – November 11 (5 weeks)
  • October 31 – Halloween, November 1 – Beltane, November 11 – Remembrance Day
  • Mathematics Block – November 14 – December 15 (41/2 weeks)
  • November 29 – Advent begins,
  • Project-based learning (38 weeks) – Every afternoon Monday to Friday; Every Saturday.

From here I develop our weekly afterschool rhythm.I have included in our weekly rhythm two days that Ooffa will be home as he needs to attend therapy sessions for Speech and Occupational Therapy.

Afterschool block plan - weekly rhythm

I will review this rhythm during our April Easter break.

Exciting news for you all, today I am providing you with February’s Afterschool monthly activity planner to give you an idea of what’s coming up and the Afterschool Weekly Play Rhythm will return next week! I know so many of you have missed receiving this.

Afterschool block plan - February

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