A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A crazy, busy week!

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 has been super busy, but flown by at the same time. I don’t know how I packed every single thing that I did! It’s been non-stop!

The children managed to write a story and complete a unit of fractions work. How they did that is beyond me! 😀 I felt like I buzzed through everything at super speed. I do wonder if they actually picked up some quality teaching but time will tell. The reason why we raced through was because we had a school trip at the end of the week. School trips can be super stressful. I know I’m always responsible for the children, but taking them out of school and not in that contained environment can be a little worrying. However, as always, I need not have worried because they were superstars. They always behave impeccably outside of school, leaving me wondering why they can’t behave that well at school. I guess I’d prefer them to behave well when we’re in the public eye!

Next week, seems to be as full on but in many different ways. We have a woodwork project and some outdoor activities all week. I’m going to be even more tired than I already am! I didn’t know that was possible!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A very up and down week!

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 has been a bit of a weird one. The children in Year 6 (10-11 years old) have had their end of primary school tests (SATs) which has meant keeping my class very quiet every single time they walked past the hall. It also meant quite often their break-time was delayed- which for my very hyperactive class was not great for them! I think that’s why I’ve felt their behaviour has been very up and down! It has…

We’ve got an incredibly busy week coming up. I’ve got to pack in three days of curriculum subjects and then we have yet another school trip. It’s going to be a tiring one. I can’t believe the week after that is our last week of this half term. A week off is calling and I can’t wait! 😉

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Prioritising

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 I’m writing this post on the second weekend in a row where I haven’t brought school work home! What is this thing called a work-life balance? I didn’t think I would be able to ever do this, when I started teaching last year. Don’t get me wrong, there are things that I definitely should be doing right now, but I have prioritised… my books can be marked on Monday morning- they don’t need to be marked this weekend. Go me!

Having a work free weekend, means I can spend time doing things I actually want to do! I have been able to read instead of spending hours working on school stuff. My sister has also been visiting this weekend and it’s nice to spend time with her instead of being stuck to my laptop all day.

I’m not saying that this won’t continue, but right now I’m a very content teacher. I know I have stuff to do, but I’m not pushing or forcing myself to work. It’s about looking at what desperately needs to be done, should be done and could be done! Luckily for me this weekend, I have nothing too pressing! Here’s to more of the same!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A surprising turn around!

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!

I feel bad even typing this, but something has happened to my lovely (but naughty) class. They behaved themselves for the whole week! I don’t know whether it was the 2 week break, or whether they’re finally starting to want to better themselves! They’ve worked incredibly hard this week in all areas of their learning.

I’ve had some great fun with them this week and I’m hoping that they learn that if they behave themselves, fun will happen! 🙂

I’m having an unexpected no work weekend this weekend, as I left my assessments at school. Oops! 😉 My books and my friends await… I’m looking forward to seeing if my classes good work and improved behaviour continues.

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- It’s time for a 2 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 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!

I did it! I got to the finish line! I managed to crawl my way to the end of the term. My class were actually really lovely this week. We finished our class book Gangsta Granny which they absolutely loved. More about that later on the blog. We’ve already voted for our next book. They’ve gone for a David Walliams book again. This time, Grandpa’s Great Escape. I haven’t read that one, so I’m intrigued to see what it’s like!

I only have one more term with this particular class left. That’s 12 weeks! It’s really quite scary how fast time flies when you’re with a class 5 out of 7 days a week. I’m hoping the summer term brings some progress for my class. I’m going to work hard to ensure they’re where they should be for the next year of their school life. It’ll be a tough slog for some of them, but I’m determined! 🙂

I’m really looking forward to a 2 week break. I’m hoping to get some decent amount of reading and blogging done. I spent my last week holiday writing reports, so I feel like I haven’t stopped since Christmas. I worked yesterday and today so my plan is to actually have some time off.

I won’t post another one of these diary posts until I’m back at school, so look forward to some bookish goodness coming your way!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- My Little Stars

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!

Wow! This week has been full on and with another packed one on its way, I feel like I’m going to be battling to get to my two week break. I can’t wait for it though. I plan to work most of next weekend and then actually have 2 weeks off. The luxury!

This week we had our school production for my year group. The children in my phase absolutely shone. They really were little stars. I (and they) may have completely exhausted (our performances are in the evening) but the feedback that we got was fantastic. 🙂 I was so proud of all of the children. We have a number of children that experience challenges in their lives, be it physical, social, emotional or mental and every child was included. Stepping back and looking at how inclusive my school is made me beam with pride.

I have parent-teacher meetings next week aplenty. They’re not my favourite thing to do, but hopefully they’ll go well! We’ll see…5 more working days until a break!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- The show is almost here!

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!

It’s all go in these parts this week and for the coming two weeks as well. I am going to be crawling to the finish line. Just 10 more working days and then I’m off for two weeks! Yippee! I plan to read lots and not spend most of my holiday working…

We’re coming up to our year group’s school production which I’m equal parts excited/nervous for. I’m nervous for the children who have worked incredibly hard. I’m also excited for them to show their loved ones just how hard they’ve worked. There are a couple of children who  sing solos and it makes my heart almost burst with pride! ❤

I have to say, I’m looking forward to getting back to some sort of normal though. Our usual school routine has gone out of the window meaning their behaviour has been a little erratic! I would say roll on the next week but I’ve got 3 parent-teacher evenings! Argh!

Crawling to the finish line…