24 July 2020

At St Peter's, we usually have 6 periods of lessons per school day. Our timetable structure looks a little like the table below:

09:00-09:15 09:15-10:05 10:05-10:55 10:55-11:10 11:10-12:00 12:00-12:50 12:50-13:40 13:40-14:30 14:30-15:20
Registration Period 1 Period 2 Break Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Period 5 Period 6

 

Between lessons, break, and lunch, there is lots of movement around corridors with pupils and staff moving to their next lesson and it can get quite crowded. Due to the current situation, crowding and movement is something we need to restrict and so our timetable structure will be looking slightly different from September. Something like the table below:

09:00-09:15 09:15-10:55 10:55-11:10 11:10-12:50 12:50-13:40 13:40-15:20
Registration Lesson 1 (Period 1 & 2) Break Lesson 2 (Period 3 & 4) Lunch Lesson 3 (Period 5 & 6)

 

Essentially, we are reducing the number of lessons in the school day by introducing double lessons, thereby reducing the need for pupils to move around school as much.

 

So how does my timetable fit into this?

We want all our pupils to retain the same amount of Curriculum they are taught in school, therefore we will be operating a two-week timetable. Pupils won't receive two timetables, we will just be teaching parts of it each week.

We will be operating alternate "blue" weeks and "yellow" weeks - In the blue weeks, we will be teaching double sessions of the odd periods (1, 3, and 5) and in the yellow weeks, we will be teaching double sessions of the even periods (2, 4, and 6):

  09:00-09:15 09:15-10:55 10:55-11:10 11:10-12:50 12:50-13:40 13:40-15:20
BLUE WEEK Registration Double Period 1 Break Double Period 3 Lunch Double Period 5
YELLOW WEEK Registration Double Period 2 Break Double Period 4 Lunch Double Period 6

 

Example

On Monday, your timetable says you have:

P1 - RE

P2 - English

P3 - Science

P4 - Maths

P5 - IT

P6 - Art

On the BLUE week, you will be taught 3 double lessons of RE, Science, and IT
On the YELLOW week, you will be taught 3 double lessons of English, Maths, and Art

 

Why don't I see this on EduLink?

Before we shut school due to lockdown, our timetable for September was well on the way to being completed. To undo all of that work and create a new set of timetables would be a lot of work and we wanted to make this as easy as possible, not only for September, but if we are free to return to the regular timetable in the future. Therefore, you will see a regular timetable in EduLink but we will be reminding pupils and parents which week we are operating via messages and notices within EduLink. If you wish to get a head start to get used to the new arrangements, our first week will be a BLUE week.
Pupils will also be taken through the arrangements during their first week back in September.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the arrangements, please direct them to the Head of Year. Bear in mind that most of our staff are not in school during the summer holidays so there may be a delay in getting back to you. More information will become available when pupils start back in September.