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How long do people feel isan acceptable amount of time for Rec chdn to be on the carpet (for xample as an intro to a maths/literacy session)??

When i say -'on the carpet' I don't mean sitting passvely I mean that they would be taking part in active learning (ie: writing on whitebaords.

 

 

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It does change over the year as they get older, so it would depends really - if they start to fall off their own bottoms then it's probably reached too long!

Max 20 mins for this time of year, I would say, and as you say, interactive for most children most of the time.

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I'm just trying to gauge opinions here - if you had observed a session then - at this time of the year - where children had been on the carpet or 25 -30 mins - but were active , enagaged and focused throughout - would you grade the lesson as requires improvemet or good??

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We have a school target of 20% teacher talk and 80% children being busy and doing during each session so if you look at say a 40 minute Maths session that would equate to 8 minutes on the carpet. 25-30 mins sounds a long time to be on the carpet to me especially for reception. I observed my GTP student in year 1 today and marked her down for the very same reason- too long on the carpet (20 minutes in this case for year 1)

Deb

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