A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Listening Skills?

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 7-9 year olds. I have worked for 2 years with 6-7 years, 2 years with 7-9 and I’m now starting the third year of teaching 7-9 years old. 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 long one! I don’t know if I was exhausted from the week before, but I found this week to be a struggle. Don’t get me wrong, my class are (mainly) very good, but their listening skills have definitely slipped this week. I need to be on that straight away this week. I’ve had so many compliments about what a lovely class they are and we need to definitely live up to that expectation!

I definitely have to kick start our fundraising this week for the school. I haven’t had all of the children in the team at school as they’ve been on a residential trip. I’m definitely going to meet them tomorrow and get the ball rolling. So much to be done, if we want to raise lots of money!

There’s more scrutiny this week at work. I’m trying to not let it get to me. The reason why we’re having so much, is to improve after our ‘lovely’ visit from inspectors last year. I’ve just got to keep doing what I do and improve my practice whenever I can. I’m never one to think that I can’t improve. That’s the thing about working in education, you’re constantly learning yourself and I love that.

As for blogging, I have a few posts coming up this week. I definitely need to get in a better groove, but life is kicking my ass at the moment and I don’t have a lot of reading time. I’m glad I don’t stress to much about that now. There’s really no point! I have learnt to let it go if I don’t have a daily post out. I daily posted for almost 6 years and that was an incredible achievement, but I started to lose the excitement around blogging. Now I like to blog, when I want to and that’s okay with me! 🙂

Have a great week all!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Observation and New Beginnings!

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 7-9 year olds. I have worked for 2 years with 6-7 years, 2 years with 7-9 and I’m now starting the third year of teaching 7-9 years old. 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 knew this week was going to be hectic with some very, very busy days. I had an observation in Maths which went really, really well. I have put a LOT of effort into my Maths planning and teaching so to see it paying off is great. I do need to thoroughly look at their Maths books this week because we have a Maths book scrutiny this week. Can you tell that we’re focusing on Maths this year? Ha!

I had a lovely meeting with some of our children for ideas for fundraising to raise money for the school. They’ve got so many wonderful ideas which really makes me happy. I hope we can raise a lot of money this year and have lots of fun while we do so!

This week I also enrolled on my Master’s degree and had my first Saturday lecture day. I am so excited to get stuck into my Master’s. Next year, I’ll be writing a dissertation on a chosen topic to do with something at school. I really think the Master’s will enhance my teaching style. I’m excited to see where it takes me.

My class aren’t as angelic as they were, but they’re still really hard workers and I’m really enjoying getting to know them. Long may this positivity continue!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Time is going by fast!

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 tomorrow starts the third week of this seven week half term. Time is going by so fast. I’m really trying to enjoy these last few weeks with my class. It’s tough, because I feel at around this time of year, children almost outgrow the year/class they’re in. They become a little frustrated with one another and there’s plenty of arguments. I think some of it is down to tiredness too, especially with the younger children. So being positive when they’re irritating/irritated by each other can be a little tricky! However I’m giving it a good shot.

We have so much to pack in over the next few weeks that I’m pretty sure time is going to pass by even quicker. We have Sports Day next week which is always good fun.

As well as all the exciting things that come with the summer term, we’re still plodding on with teaching normal lessons. Maths this week is Time. I hate teaching time as children find it really tricky. I’m hoping that the penny drops for some of them this week. I have introduced 2 children wearing watches all day and I randomly spot test them on the time. That seems to be improving so many children’s ability to tell the time.

As for my new class, I’m starting to slowly get resources ready for the next academic year. I love a fresh start and I’m trying to get bits ready for the classroom change as well. It’s something that takes SO long in the summer and if I can get resources ready now, I’ll have a head start!

Exciting times ahead!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- A Stressful Week Ahead

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 6-7 year olds. y 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 been a while since I’ve put out a post like this and I’m excited to be getting back to it! I’m currently in the last term with my wonderful class. I am so blessed to have an attentive, special, unique class! They truly are a fantastic first class and they’ll always be special to me.

Unfortunately, this week my poor class have got standardised tests all week. I have been trying to keep it as stress free as possible. I haven’t even used to word ‘tests’. They are six to seven years old and in my personal opinion, aren’t up to a week of testing. I have tried to make the process stress free for my little ones. I’m making sure we have lovely afternoons and that they don’t feel pressured to exceed.

I’m pretty much sure that I’m going to be the one feeling the pressure this week. I’ll have lots of marking and data analysis to do. I’ll be glad when the week is over and I can get back to fun learning with my class!

Wish us luck!