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Hi there,

I am new to this site and have been having a good old search around so i may be missing something but i would love a bit of help with a couple of things:

I currently am teaching an FS2 class which i took over in April and it is a mess, i have been working all the hours to turn it into a good learning space ready for september and catching up with almost non existent FSPs in the mean time!, changing planning, assessment, ta work - you name it i am doing it!!

I have a room most people would kill for, it is massive, i have a fully fitted kitchen, two smaller sub classrooms and another smaller room which i am changing into a multisensory special reading area, i have a massive outdoor space which has adequate provision but i am changing it too- so i really have to use this to the max, i will never have this great space to teach in again.

I would love to know how other people run their areas;

e.g. do you allow children to come in play, then bring them together for a literacy based while class activity then they all go off and do something literacy based or do a whole class input and then split them into group which roate and do different activities or let them learn through mostly CIP???

Also how do you put this onto a timetable for the powers that be??

 

I know this is a lot but i also have my new parents in on friday, i have had the kids in loads of times so they are pretty happy, i am doing a hopefully informal visit sitting round drinking tea but obviousley will still fit in some bits, what do you give to parents?

The school currently has a formal booklet, most of which is covered by the prospectus which i think is uneccessary- i would be interested to see other peoples if you are happy to share (likewise i will)

Thankyou in advance! and apologies for the length!!

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Ours arrive and go straight to their base. Depending on the day depends on what they do eg change reading books/paired talk etc we register them and do a literacey based activity. They then go into the main areas and carry out activities of their chooing. We have a phonics and numeracy time during the day which they carry out in their bases as well.

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Hi wizzbang and welcome.

You do sound as if you have a lovely teaching area. I hope you have some good support staff to help you maximise its potential. I do think you need to have teaching focus times, I have one first thing, one after play and one after lunch with a story before hometime. Sometimes you need to tell the children the activities that are available to them especially if you are having 'we are learning today to' focus.

Personally I like to gather the children altogether pretty much straightaway for registration as I have always worked in a school where that needed to be done quickly.

 

Good luck with your re-organisation!

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I don't do very much whole class teaching only if its a big book, or its something i don't want to say 4 times.I have YR and some Y1's and so the ability range is quite vast. i do register almost immediately as the children all go to wake up shake up, so they come back to the classroom and sit straight on the carpet. I teach in ability (usually) groups so I can target the needs of the children, and while I am doing this the other children have free flow play, choosing from CI and AI activities both inside and outside.

This is my timetable if it helps

Weekly_timetable_Summer_2007.doc

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