Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching Lower Key Stage 2. My training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!
This week brought my first observation as a ‘proper’ teacher. What I mean by that is that I am no longer in the induction period of my career. I’ve finished my newly qualified year and now I have no excuses! 😉 I was super nervous to be observed for the first time in my new year group. I never anticipated that I’d work with junior school children, I always thought I was an infant school teacher but I’m thoroughly enjoying my time in Key Stage 2.
My observation was in Maths. Not my favourite subject personally, but I do have a class who are quite solid with Maths so I’m pleased that it was Maths first! (My English one will follow later in the year!) Even though I was nervous, it went really well with only a few pointers to help me grow. I’m a big believer in always being a learner, even as a teacher. There’s always new ways to develop as a teacher and I’m so early in my career. I’m finding my teaching style and growing always. After all, I need to remember that it’s my second year of teaching and first year of teaching juniors. I’m way too harsh on myself.
It’s definitely getting ultra Christmassy in school at the moment and the children are starting to get super hyped up for Christmas. Christmas is a fun time in a school, but it can also be quite stressful for the teachers trying to peel the children off the ceilings and keep them calm so they’re still learning something. I decorated my classroom this week and have started to let them listen to Christmas music. I’m going to be all Christmas-ed out soon, I’m sure. We have so much going on within the next two weeks, it’s going to fly by!