He everyone, I am moving to Reception this coming year. Very excited about the move & can't wait to get stuck in with the playdo, sand etc! Firstly, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who comments & creates threads on the forums - reading other people's posts this summer has been a hugely invaluable souce of info. Secondly, I have one BIG worry which is about how to handle children who flat out refuse to follow instructions. We have no nursery in our school, so the children come in a little 'untrained.' As we are one form entry there is quite a lot of pressure to quickly bring their behaviour up to the standard expected. The current reception teacher (whose advice I would usually trust implicitly) has told me that sometimes children will refuse to do things such as go to time out (rather glamorously called the 'thinking corner') / come in at the end of play and that no amount of sanctions will move them. In such a case she will pick them up and move them herself. Not being used to working with such little children the idea of moving a child by force fills me with concern. However, perhaps it is different for the little uns? Perhaps its all part and parcel of communication & discipline? Would you pick a child up and move them if they refuse to go? Hope I can get the take of some experienced practioners on this topic, Thanks in advance.