So, i've been lucky enough to secure a post to start NQT year in January Obviously, this is great news and I know lots of people have not been this lucky, but now I'm starting to panic.... I know how to plan week-on-week, or if given a specific learning objective. But one thing my PGCE did not prepare me for was long or medium term planning. These have kind of already been done by the other teachers (the one I'm replacing and the partner one - 2 form entry) but I obviously want to feel like I can contribute and I just feel a bit out my depth. I know I can teach fine but it's all the behind the scenes stuff I worry about! We had an APP meeting after school today - I think I kind of understand writing APP, but although I've seen maths APP used in 2 different schools I have no idea how to do it :S And have never seen reading APP. Also, my other schools did all kids in the school on the grid....this school just does 6 kids per class, and I don't quite understand how this works, who you choose or why, or what the point is?! Also, the teacher I'm replacing said that in January I need to spend time doing "what I would have done in September" to ensure they are "my" class and the kids know that! Problem is.....I don't know what I would have done?! any suggestions? They are Year 1 and I'm lucky that they are a) lovely, b) no statements, only a couple on SA an SA+ c) only one EAL and he's pretty good. My Year 1 experience however was in May-July and before that I was all KS2 so I'm feeling a bit confused by what to expect of them, how to set up play based activities which help them learn etc. Any advise about ANYTHING welcome!!