Need a little help with planning an afterschool homework club for KS2 students and revising

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Hi, was wondering if I can get a little advise. So I'm starting this revision/homework club at my local library for KS2 students (I'm in year 12) and I'm having a little trouble managing it all. I have to plan my sessions so I'm not entirely lost but I'm really busy over this holiday studying for exams. The subjects for this club is maths and science. Can anybody give me any useful websites that have materials/plans on what to do?. 

Posted Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 16:59 by Yamuna

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Yet again thanks. Haven't really thought how I would do this :/ The sessions are going to be a hour long, and I don't really expect many kids to turn up but need to plan if there is. Haven't really worked with younger children much and don't really know what to expect.

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:14 by Yamuna
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With little children it's all about keeping them focused. Little groups are easier to deal with. Children tend to want to ask questions and you have to be specific with an answer. When I did work experience one kid said, "How long have we got left?" I said one or two minutes and they were like "So which is it one or two?" You have to make sure you answer questions in a way that leaves them. 

You should sit the kids around tables - one table for maths and one for science. Then let them get out their HW or you can give them stuff to do. Then try to keep their focus and check they know what they are doing. Just supervise and give help where needed. But keep their attention. If one starts to lose focus, they will make all the rest lose focus too. 

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:19 by Former Member
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You're a life saver :) That must have sucked during your work experience, like to think I wasn't like that. So much to think about and the next week will be stressful with me starting this club and doing three exams. Thanks SO much! 

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:23 by Yamuna
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Try to find out which children have similar homeowrk and let them work together on it. This way they can learn from each other instead of just hte teacher (or you!). I would also make it informal as other people have said becaue it will help the children to stay interested and look forward to the next session.

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 16:54 by Hannah
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This website gives good activities for children: 

http://outstanding-lessons.wikispaces.com/Starters+and+Plenaries

Not sure if it will be useful but it might give you some ideas.

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:05 by Former Member
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Thanks :) Will look throught it .

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:09 by Yamuna
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For my work experience 2 years ago I had to teach starters for lessons, and I found that word searches were good to start a lesson because it got the children interested. Then they are focused.

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:10 by Former Member
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That's ok. My work experience was ok, but children can be irritating. I have exams in January too. Good luck with them. Hope the club goes well. ; )

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:27 by Former Member
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Good luck to you too :) Yeah having my fingers crossed.

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:32 by Yamuna
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Same. Have a great New Year too!!

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:33 by Former Member
Edited by Former Member on Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:33
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You too :)

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:34 by Yamuna
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for the first session have an informal session maybe bring some biscuits in to get to know eachother to make them feel comfortable and talk about what they all need help with. i found when i help german clubs with year 5's they focus more when its more informal. Also little games ot do with subjects are always a good idea too children at a younger age learn better when a game is involved.

i hope this helps. x

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:42 by Samantha
Edited by Samantha on Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:54
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Yes it does thanks :)

Answered Mon 31st December, 2012 @ 17:48 by Yamuna
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Thanks that's another point that i havent considered.

Answered Fri 4th January, 2013 @ 18:30 by Yamuna
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Try KS2 bitesie it contains useful information on a broad range of subjects

Answered Fri 8th February, 2013 @ 08:08 by Darlene