Hey All, So I've been asked to cover a mixed Rec/Year 1 class for one day this week, over both their sites and to plan my own work. Now I don't normally mind, however when I don't know the class and Rec is not my speciality I am left a bit 'urghh'. Anyway I thought I'd run through what I'm thinking of doing... for Literacy/English I would ask the Year 1's to recount their summer holiday, maybe thinking of 2/3 things they did. For the Rec chn they could, at the art table/ creative station, draw a picture of something they did and dictate to myself or TA a word or sentence of what this is. I would then also provide free choosing activities as well. I thought for maths we could look at counting - maybe spots on a butterfly- how many can you see? Then for their structured play they could have a template of a butterfly and either draw, paint or craft the spots on a butterfly, writing how many underneath. I thought for the Year ones this could be extended into number bonds to 10. There are 3 spots on the butterfly, how many more do I need to make 10? I've not been to this school before and I don't know what resources I'll have access to, therefore I don't want to plan loads that I need lots of resources for! If anyone else has ideas or suggestions, please feel free to post them. I really don't know what to expect from a mixed class this early on in the year!?