Evening all, I started a new job in reception this month, and unlike the other two schools I've worked in where children are picked up at the classroom door then go to fetch their coats/bags with their parent, in this school the children need to have all their stuff ready and are then taken out into the playground where they line up. So far this has been stressful everytime I've done it, so much so that I'm sure I must be missing a trick! I send a row at a time to get their coats from their pegs in the corridor, then they fetch their book bags from the box in the classroom, then line up by the door. I've worked in EYFS for years but for whatever reason this setup is challenging me! Does anyone have a magic trick or suggestions for how to do this smoothly? Currently the chn on the carpet get restless waiting, the ones lining up get bored and start messing about, and everyone ends up in a muddled line. I'd get them to come and sit back on the carpet but the space is tiny and there is barely room sans coats/bags as it is. Any advice appreciated!