Hi all, hope the holidays are going well! Trying to be organised this year as moving into Year 1 in Sept after several years in Reception and Nursery, and have started thinking about planning already. I just wanted to ask, anyone in Year 1, how on earth do you fit everything in each week??!! I have 29 children, and a TA only for the mornings. The head wants children to read and change their reading books twice each week (which i do think is important), and has suggested that the TA does this as part of her tasks each morning (then also working with groups when this is done). I have 5 ability groups, and was going to work with one focus group each day for literacy and maths. Literacy and Maths are generally done in the mornings, with topic/science/PE in the afternoons. But...where on earth do i fit in my Guided Reading, weekly spelling test and handwriting??!!! I don't want to them in afternoons as i would like to work with the children on topic/science inputs and activities, and will be spending my mornings on focused Lit/Maths sessions. Also, is it right for me not to be hearing the children read at all (other than in Literacy sessions and activities), as not having Guided Reading sessions won't give me the opportunity to do this? Please help, i'm really really struggling!