Hope you can all help...I'm really confused! It's my first year working in Reception and it's all new. I'm unsure about how the activities are set out. I have been told that when I am working with a group of children doing a focused activity the rest of the class can choose any area they wish to learn and play at. Must I set some activities out on these learning areas like the maths table, or for creative development or do the children just choose whatever they would like to do. Also does anyone have any ideas for encouraging the children to write.