Hi I have just started my NQT year in a reception class this January and am having trouble getting my head around how my lessons and day should be structured. I have been advised that my class need more structured and focussed work than they have received previously, however I am finding it difficult to know what to to. I have been giving children 3 inputs a day and a focussed phonics session. For each input I have also given each group of children a related activity to do either independently or with my TA or myself. Some children finish quickly and some children want to keep working. Do I stop all children here or let children go on to 'play' and do some child initiated learning for a short while until the others are ready? Any guidance on how your day is structured in a reception class would be greatly appreciated!