I am a recently qualified teacher in my second year of teaching post qualification. I specialised in Early Years during my PGCE and was strongest in my reception placement. Since completing my training I have been working overseas, first in Hong Kong in a bilingual school and now I'm Thailand in a British International Primary. My current school follows the EYFS and uses Hamilton Planning scenes for literacy and numeracy. The way we currently do things involves an hour of 'busy fingers' during the first hour of the day in which it is not compulsory for the children to attend school. After that we have a series of inputs throughout the day including daily literacy and numeracy inputs along with topic and EAD sessions. We do not have any continuous provision time other than the first hour of the day and during each 'lesson' the differentiated groups must complete a task with myself and the TA. I am trying to implement more of a change towards using more continuous provision in order to benefit my class but I am being met with some resistance towards to idea. I am looking for ways to explain that continuous provision is not just for keep children busy whilst we work with groups. We have small classes of around 12 students so the idea is that we don't need provision. I am struggling with how to explain the real benefits of continuous provision to people who have never really used it before. Any tips on how to do this would be very much appreciated!