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 can’t believe another week has gone past since I last wrote this weekly post. By the end of the week coming, I’ll be halfway through this term already. Time sure flies when you’re having fun…or waiting to do the standardised tests. Wah. I’ve mentioned it before, but my young class have to complete six standardised tests because they are at the end of this stage of their education (Key Stage 1). In September, they move to the junior part of our school. Some of them seem way too young!
I feel like the next week or so is going to be full of cramming in as much as we can before the tests. I’m a massive advocate of keeping the subjects like P.E., Art, Geography etc. in the afternoons (unlike some other schools) because some children simply do not excel in Maths and English. They definitely need that time to shine. I’m glad that my school isn’t one that insists on Maths and English all day to raise standards. I’m very lucky in that way.
I’m currently completing a writing unit of work with my higher ability children. They are absolutely loving writing an extended piece of work that we work on once a week. They’re always counting the days until they can write the next piece, which is really cute to see.
Our school trip this week was fabulous, with the children being exceptionally well behaved. It was a tiring day and the weather wasn’t good to us, but we had a great time!
With every week that comes by, brings me closer and closer to finding out which year group I’ll be teaching next year. Very excited but nervous! 🙂