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Visual Timetables

At school, we use a daily visual timetable with the children. This helps to give structure to their day and can help them understand what is going to happen during the day. It also helps them to learn their daily routine and promotes independence.

You might find that using a visual timetable at home may help your child if they are struggling with the current change and not being at school.

At school, we use a visual timetable similar to this one. It is stuck on the wall and shows the different parts of the children's day. We change this for mornings and afternoons, as then the timetable is not too long. When we have finished one activity, we put it into the 'finished' wallet that is also stuck on the wall. Your children are very familiar with this routine.

If you have access to a printer at home, you could print out the document below and make your own visual timetable using these cards.

If you click 'download document' above, this document will download. You can then open it and print it off. You may want to Blu Tack the pictures onto a piece of paper. I would recommend putting the pictures in a line, either vertically or horizontally.


If you do not have access to a printer, you can make your own visual timetable by drawing pictures to represent different parts of the day. For example, you may draw a plate of food to represent dinner time.

Here are some examples below!