This activity is suitable for Y4 students. Students are asked to create their favourite school day. Whilst creative and flexible thinking is encouraged, there are restrictions which must be considered such a recess and lunch break and time avaiable for Maths and English activities.
Slides have been colourfully constructed to support different learning styles and encourage dialogue during the lesson. The teacher is encouraged to model the activity on the slides by creating the 12 stack from multiblocks.
Stress the importance of recording data both on a line and in the space between lines.... discuss this point with students.
Some students struggle to keep their stack of blocks together. Encourage them to lay the stack flat on a whiteboard or similar so they can share their ideas easily with a teacher.
As an incentive, the teacher could challenge students to create a fun and workable day with the best one being implemented.
Extension: Students are encouraged to consider how they would create a weekly timetable ensuring breaks, and core subjects are factored in each day.