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A reception teacher’s five tips for settling a new primary class A former teacher of the year shows John Bayley how she encourages her new reception class to engage with learning.

In this short programme, former primary teacher of the year, Libby Pryce, shows John Bayley how she welcomes her new class on the first day of school, using behaviour strategies developed over 30 years of teaching. Libby’s top priority is to ensure that her new pupils feel safe and secure, and she tells John her five best tips to prepare children for learning. They include providing familiar activities and encouraging parents to stay until they feel happy that their children are settled. She also creates a group identity for the class, introduces fun activities to focus their attention, and establishes her authority as the class leader.

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