Home timetable for P1

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Home timetable for P1

Postby Figaro » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:01 pm

Hi ... am very new to KSP. My son starts P1 next week, and being our eldest kid, we don't really know what to expect.

He has been in a full day childcare for the past few years, so it would be quite a big change for him to be at home in the afternoons next year.

My hubby suggests that we set up a timetable for him, to instill some discipline in him from Day One. Otherwise, we know he will just spend time playing with his toys.

Does anyone out there have tips to share, or perhaps a sample time table that I can adapt?

Many thanks!

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Postby daisyt » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:48 pm

Hi Figaro, a time table is a good way to ensure work is done and discipline is imposed. My time table for my kid, when she was younger, look like this. It would be good if you mix work and relax time well, so the child won't get tired out. I suggest, you find out from him, what is the time slot of his favourite cartoon so you can leave that slot out for him. A two way discussion to draft out the time table would work better.

Here is just a simple example to share.

2 - reach home
2 to 3 - lunch & bathe
3 to 4 - nap
4 to 5 - do homework / assessment book (one subject a day)
5 to 5:30 - learn ting xie / spelling
5:30 to 6:30 - watch TV
6:30 to 7 - read story book (one day English, the other day MT)
7 to 7:30 - play time
Then dinner
After dinner, if you can spare some time, go through the homework, assessments, ting xie, spelling, story book review, chit chat ...
9 or 10pm - bed time

If he is learning any music instrument, you can include in practise time too, about 1/2 hr a day.

The duration of each task, would depend on how fast he does his work and how much is his work. When there is spare time somewhere, enourage him to do more reading. For me, I always encourage my child to share the story she has read with me, follow by discussion on her view and mine. It is indirectly training up the conversation and oral skill. If possible, story books in both English and MT, rotate daily.

Hope the above helps :D :D

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Postby windows » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:45 pm

so lucky for kids who are in the am session. mine will be in pm session, and there is just simply no time for anything....school bus picking up at 11+, reach home at 7+, and being a slow-eater, what else can be slotted in between...how?

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Postby Figaro » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:05 pm

Thank you Daisyt for your helpful advice! Greatly appreciate it.

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Postby jedamum » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:47 pm

my P1/2009 kid's unspoken timetable:

2 - reach home
2 to 4- lunch & bathe & watch TV or Lego play (afternoon weekdays okto have some good programmes on encore telecast)
4 to 5.30 - schoolwork / homework
5.30 to 6.30 - downstairs stroll/scooting/playground etc (outdoor activities if weather permits) - if rain, lego and other play at home
6.30 to 7.30 - bath & dinner & watch TV
7.30 to 8.30 - F&E (his own choice ie lego, craft, reading, lazing around or last min spelling revision & pack bag etc)
8.30 - bed time

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Postby amylqf » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:48 pm

are your p1 all at morning session?

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Postby jedamum » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:54 pm

amylqf wrote:are your p1 all at morning session?

:? :? :?
i thought the posts are self-explanatory?
in any case, not all schools have P1s morning session....
or are you looking for afternoon session timetable?

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Postby raynreg » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:03 am

Anyone would like to share the what the time schedules like for afternoon session? Do you work through ur DD/DS school work at night or the next morning. What abt FTW parents?

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Postby titank » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:37 am

For my case I need both AM & PM as my kid would be Mon-Thu in PM while on Fri on AM. Yes it would be good to have a timetable for the kid to follow.

Mine like as follow:

0900 Wake up, brush up, bathing etc
1000 Do homework
1100 change & get ready for school bus estimate 1130 or 1145hr
1145- 1915 In School & on Bus Transport
1930 Bathe & eat dinner
2000 Do homework
2100hr Go to bed. Z.zzz

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Postby mamemo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:40 am

titank wrote:For my case I need both AM & PM as my kid would be Mon-Thu in PM while on Fri on AM. Yes it would be good to have a timetable for the kid to follow.


is it convenient to share which school that is ? quite rare to have such a school that has different sessions on different days. :)

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