Hi, I have an interview next Tuesday for a post as teacher in a reception class. I began my career as a reception teacher and since have taught KS1 and taught in SEND, but now am returning (I hope!) to reception. During my walk around the school with the deputy head I was told, 'we don't want carousel stuff and we think there is too much free play, we want it much more structured than that'. So what is it you do nowadays? The learning side of the job I have no problem with, I'm confident with that, but if you could throw me some ideas on how you structure a lesson, say for literacy, I might have an idea of what they are looking for. Before I would have two focus tables (say we were beginning to blend cvc words), one which I worked at with a group whilst the second table group would be working on something similar but more as a game, the sand and water would have letters or cvc items in , the computer would have a cvc game, and outside would have a similar theme with the TA. The reading area and role play would keep be as the term theme dictated; and there would be free movement between these. I would start with the whole class with a cvc activity, either e-board, game or story, and then explain what I wanted the children to do. I would have each group in rotation and the TA would have a main focus with the outdoors group. Every 15 mins I would change groups and refocus the class. Is this out of date now? If so, what do you suggest?