Our Classroom Routines
At Newlands, we have clear and consistent methods to gain attention and understand classroom instructions.
In EYFS/Y1, if we want children to stop still, we use:
A tambourine or bell to stop
In Y1 to Y6, if we want children to stop still, we use:
‘Tap tap Tappety Tap’- Immediate attention.
If we want conversation to draw to a close, we say:
Copying action (silent)
If we want children to talk to a partner (paired talk), we say:
‘Talk to your partner’
This means: knee to knee and facing each other.
If we want to know what everybody knows quickly, we use small wipeboards and say:
123 Show me
This means: all children to hold up whiteboards at the same time.
When we want to make sure that all children have understanding we use 'No Hands Up'
This means: we choose a lolly stick to be used to promote engagement from all pupils