I am thrown in the deep in for my placement and will be teaching a reception class for the next three weeks and don't know where to even start as my head is firmly in KS2. I have little to no experience with this age group except through church groups and it frustrates me as to how little they can do (sorry! I wish it didn't). Does anyone have any tips and although this is my third placement I have never had any LSAs in my class before now so would like advice on how I should manage them and use them efficiently. Also during structured play, what do you do? Where do you take observations? What does the LSA do? Is your lesson planning similar to how it is in upper school? I am sooo nervous and don't know what to do or how to plan for this age group. I probably sound ditzy but I just feel unsure of myself. I don't think the class do any self-assessment so would it be good to introduce that?