Hi, I've been teaching English in secondary schools for eight years and decided to apply for a primary teaching role, which I duly got. I had been working there one day a week helping to prepare the Yr6s for their SATs. I've got to know most of the staff (including the invaluable admin team) and have witnessed the school's practices first hand. I've been swotting up on the new curriculum and brushing up on the variety of subjects I will need to teach. Luckily for me, the new curriculum has been going for a year now and so many schemes of learning are already in place. Still, we all like to personalise them don't we? I'm not concerned with the content I will need to cover for the reasons outlined above. What concerns me is the finer details: - preparing my classroom (I know what needs to go on the various boards), but I worry my creative juices might have dried up after teaching KS3 and up for the past eight years. - fun ways of recording awards (and sanctions to a lesser extent). I have my class list of names which I will be using to design name tags to attach to various charts etc. - behaviour management routines (I know what has worked for me in secondary education, but I already know some of it just will not suit a Yr5 class). I'm looking for what has worked well for you. If you wouldn't mind jotting down just one idea, I'd be very grateful. All the best.