So we are coming to the end of the first half term where we have begun to add more structure to the day. We currently teach English and maths in the morning and we are continuing with our playful learning in the afternoons.
The children have quickly and easily adapted to the more formal approach they definitely are able to sit at tables and work independently if necessary .
However I haven’t adapted as easily… I really miss the one to one contact with every child every day that I was experiencing. Although I can see their work when I mark it later or give feedback on the day it’s just not the same quality as being there when it was created. Asking those questions that push the learning further or offering support at just the right moment.
It’s easier on me to work with a formal structure I’m no where near as exhausted at the end of the day but that’s a price I’m happy to pay if the quality of the learning is stronger.
I will continue to review my practice and discuss it later with SLT . We are all always learning !