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Mixed aged class supply - Help!!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Moorekl, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. I have been booked in to do a morning of supply tomorrow in a mixed reception/year1/year2 class. I have no experience of reception and very little experience of year1. Any ideas for literacy and numeracy would be great!! I need lessons that will cover all abilities as I will have no TA support.
  2. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    Are they not leaving plans for you.
    No TA, 3year groups? I wouldn't plan anything super duper. Some oral storytelling?
  3. I have to take my own planning. This is the first assignment that I'm not looking forward to. I'm just so nervous. About the reception particularly. I've heard they have a lot of free choice activities. Does that mean I have to plan lots of activities?
  4. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    Nope, there will be toys and activities in the classroom. They can choose from them.
  5. I thought about reading the gruffalo and doing some differentiated activities around that. Any ideas for numeracy? I normally teach year 5 and although I have had some experience of year 1 I have never taught numeracy.
  6. Literacy: Read or show a short story to them, then have groups (mixed ability) act it/part of it/freeze frame. If there is a class/school camera and school policy allows it, take photos to leave for the teacher to print out and stick in books as part of assessment/evidence of work.
    Numeracy: run through basic shape names (2-D, extend to 3-D for HA) and their properties. Then have children go on a "shape hunt" in the classroom/outside area (if you can prepare a little worksheet for them with this, that would help a lot).Encourage children to draw what they find or, even better if there are class cameras available, to take pictures.
    I once covered an RE lesson which I liked and plan to keep up my sleeves for emergencies: discuss the traits of well-known celebrations (Christmas, Easter, Eid, Diwali etc). Highlight things these celebrationshave in common (food, gathering, music, gifts) and then have children create their own with a picture/poster to go with it.
    Good luck!
  7. I do not have much experience of reception but I would generally advise against trying much whole class teaching with that age range.
    Instead I would have some maths activities and take a small group at a time whilst others have free choice or an independent activity and if you have a ta they can lead an activitiy also. I would then do the same for Literacy.
    You could also have some intercative whiteboard activities that you could rotate also.
    Hope this helps!


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