I am doing an interview in reception next week and I was thinking of doing fairies. I thought I could introduce a fairy door and dilemma such as that the fairies are on the run from pirates and looking for a safe place to stay. Then encourage the children(during the free flow) to design new homes, pirate traps; potions to stop the pirates etc to help the fairies. I would have resources such as large paper in construction area to encourage the boys to design, paper to write letters to the fairies, design sheets, lots of different opportunities to design and encourage the children to all design and write sentences about their designs - as we will be wanting elg evidence at this stage. I have also got some other activity ideas so that I can show how I would set up the environment for other areas as well, not just literacy.
I am just really worried that it is an hour long observation and therefore I am not sure if I should be focusing on one skill specifically (basing myself at a table with an activity on that skill). and making sure all the children use that skill ie. measuring linked to jack and the beanstalk. From my research the school is very pro year 1 being adapted to the play based learning in reception rather than reception being more structured at this time of year to be ready for year 1. I envisage engaged children who come up with all these ideas that they could do before going off and doing it, the same as my class were last year when we did it but it could backfire in my face.