Hey all, Finally got my first interview as an nqt I really need to prove myself as being in a wheelchair I have had a lot of discrimination! For the lesson I was told to do a 15 minute phonic session with a mixed reception year one group. The job is for reception. I asked what phases they are on but they wouldn't say. So I planned a buried treasure activity with all the props. Not knowing their levels I thought I'd add some easier words from phase 3, then some from early on phase 5 to cover all abilities. I practised it on my reception class where I volunteer and it went really well. Anyway today I get a call to say they can now tell me it'll be with year one children! So I thought that's ok, I'll just adapt it to mostly phase 5 words and encourage them to write the word on the board after hiding it, or thinking of sentences with that word. A few of ny teacher friends say it sounds really good, but one is unsure. They think the activity is not suitable for year one & they question my 'teach' section on my plans. They said I should be teaching a new sound or tricky word, whereas my teach idea was teaching them to read new words using phonic knowledge & blending (on app reading). I have bought all the props & practised it, so really want to keep the activity. Please can people advise me if the buried treasure activity is suitable & what should I be doing under ' teach' when I have no idea what sounds they have done? Should I just choose a phase 5 sound & introduce it, even if they have done it, then have words with that sound & others they should know? I really want this job, so would really appreciate any advice! Many thanks!