I am teaching Year 1 for the first time next year, having taught Year 3 for the past 3 years. I have conflicting ideas in my school about how best to teach them. Some say use the autumn term to give structured play activities to ease them into Year 1, and some say that the class should get used to more formal methods of teaching as soon as possible. I'm unsure on it all, as I am totally new to this year of teaching. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas that I could use to help me with planning? Thank you!