A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Drama inspiring my writers!

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 Year 2 (6-7 year olds). 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!

I feel all I write about in my weekly posts is my children’s writing! However, this week I’ve been super impressed with their writing. I’m putting it down to a good book which had a captivating story and my amazing drama skills… 😉 (ha!)

The children have been learning about the Hindu story of Rama and Sita for some cross-curricular learning. The end product is that they write a newspaper article about Sita’s disappearance. This week has been the immersion week, where we get them all excited and completely captivated by our book. On Friday, for our independent write I decided to ‘transform’ into Ravana, the demon king (wearing a mask) and get the children to ask me questions based on the story. They absolutely loved it and were howling with laughter at my responses. I obviously wasn’t scary enough! 😉 The children then were asked to write from Ravana’s point of view (until a certain point…) about the events that had happened in the story. I haven’t had a chance to mark them yet, but from reading them when the children brought them up to me… they’re going to be amazing. Their vocabulary was outstanding for 6-7 year olds. I’m super proud of them!

This coming week, I’m being observed in English by a senior leader. I’m torn between using drama (because it inspires them…) and not using drama because then they’ll stay calm! They do get over excited! 🙂

Another good week with my class. Long may it continue!

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