A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Totally ready for that week break!

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!

Wow. This has been a very, very long week. I feel like I’ve had so much going on! So many little jobs that need to be done. It’s super frustrating! 🙂 I have had a much better week this week though which is a good thing. I may be exhausted, but I definitely feel like I’ve earned my week’s break (although I do have to write some reports and get some planning done!)

Yesterday, I spent some time planning English for the first two weeks back. I am totally excited for it. I love teaching English. I’ve used a video stimulus which is hopefully going to lead to some really fun creative writing. I’m hoping that each class in my phase (3 classes between 5-7 years old) are going to create their own class book with their own writing inside it. I’m super inspired. I sent the planning to my teaching assistant yesterday and she got really excited about it too.

I’m also excited about a new challenge for the next half term/rest of the school year. I’m starting a newspaper with the school. I came across a newspaper that I was part of when I was in primary school and it inspired me to bring it to my school. I’m excited about getting children enthused about writing. I’m hoping there will be something for everyone. 🙂

I’ve had some lovely comments about my teaching/planning over the past two weeks. I just wish I could believe in myself more. I don’t know if it’s down to my anxiety, I’m always striving to be better than I am. I’m always putting pressure on myself and I constantly doubt my actions.

I’m going to make sure I have some time for me this week. I’m going to catch up with friends, read, blog and sleep!


6 thoughts on “A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Totally ready for that week break!

  1. My God-Daughter teaches the reception class and occasionally primary classes, although she is on agency staff, so doesn’t have the added stress of lesson planning, at least not to the same degree as yourself.

    She has now moved to another part of the country completely, however at one time she worked at an inner city school in Bristol and some of the stories she regaled us with, were both hilarious, yet also troubling.

    I always wanted to be a teacher when I left school, but alas personal circumstances at home made that impossible and listening to teachers and heads now, I often wonder if that wasn’t such a bad intervention by fate!!

    You have to strike that work / life balance, or you will sink under the stress pretty quickly. Looking forward to more of your posts 🙂


    • Thank you Yvonne.

      I’m not going to lie, teaching is a particularly tricky job, but I absolutely love it. So I have to remind myself of that sometimes. Especially when I have tricky weeks/classes. I’m getting so much better at creating that balance! 🙂

  2. I love school newspapers – I was the editor of my middle grade and high school newspapers so maybe that’s why, but it’s just so much fun! I hope your students will enjoy it too!

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