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Literacy and Numeracy in a mixed FS/Year class

Discussion in 'Primary' started by choralsongster, May 6, 2012.

  1. choralsongster

    choralsongster New commenter


    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td class="post">I have been teaching a mixed Nursery/Reception class for the last 6 years, and generally it works well. However, for pupil number reasons, next year we will have a mixed Nursery/Reception and Year 1 class.
    I am trying to get my head around a mixed key stage class. Obviously, I will have the same kids, so am at an advantage with where they will all be. My question is, do Year 1 still have to have a Literacy and Numeracy lesson (45mins-hour) every day? If so, is this in addition to the daily phonics session?
    I currently have a shared read, and then at least one structured reading and one structured writing session a week with the Reception, and 1-2 structured maths sessions a week. We also have a daily phonics session of about 20 mins, and obviously story time, news time etc.
    Is this sufficient for Year 1 as well in a continuous provision environment, where Literacy and Numeracy challenges will also be left out, or will I be required to give more input to the Year 1? I am thinking from a staffing perspective, as I am likely to have two nursery nurses, but don't want to always leave the FS kids to them, as Reception in particular need a teacher for certain things.
    The HT has agreed I can teach the rest of the curriculum more in an FS way through children's interests, ensuring all objectives are covered as necessary.
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  2. choralsongster

    choralsongster New commenter

  3. I'm in year 1 and yes they do have a daily literacy and numeracy lesson (1hr) and phonics on top. Not sure how you can do this without focusing more time and attention on the year1's.
    Good luck
     

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