Although many of the home educators I have spoken to have not been using a timetable at all, (especially in the UK), whem we were new at the business of home educating, we felt it might be useful to have a timetable as a guide.
I must admit that it was in part inspired by an American book called “Managers of Their Homes”, which advocated getting up at 5:30am, and I have never been quite so earnest! We never actually managed to keep to it rigidly.
The following, therefore, was our original intended timetable for infant primary school (ages 5 – 7).
For details of our pre-school timetable, take a look at our pre-school pages.
You are most welcome to use or amend this timetable for your own use.
6:00 am –
6:30 am – Mummy’s ‘quiet’time’
7:00 am – Children to Rise and shine!
7:30 am – Breakfast
8:00 am – Chores
8:30 am – Devotions
9:00 am – Music, Bible, Literature
9:30 am – Reading, writing
10:00 am – P.E., Walk (nature walk on Wednesdays), or swimming
10:30 am – Maths
11:00 am – History, Geography or Science
11:30 am – ICT or Science
12:00 noon – Lunch
12:30 pm –
1:00 pm – Project work or free-time
1:30 pm –
2:00 pm –
2:30 pm –
3:00 pm –
3:30 pm –
4:00 pm – Story-time, literature
4:30 pm –
5:00 pm – Dinner time
If you, like me, find it difficult to follow a time-table, and feel that the day is hopelessly lost if I don’t manage to fit things in at their appointed time, help is at hand! Take a look at the “routine” we’ve been developing (which includes where to fit the house-work in!)