We are using the Reception Early Excellence Baseline in September. On the training I was told that in order to make each child's baseline fair, we cannot teach the children anything new, especially in the way of phonics/maths etc. This would be the case until all assessments are complete, which potentially takes 6 weeks. How is everyone planning for these first 6 weeks? Lots of stories and games? I suppose the focus is on getting the children to a stage where they are ready (in terms of the Leuven scale) to begin their Baseline. Usually I begin phonics and maths pretty early on, which short carpet sessions, but I can't do this now! Has anyone else been considering this?