A Week In The Life of A Primary School Teacher- It may be half term, but I’ve got asssessments coming out of my ears!

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 full on with assessments. I don’t feel like I’ve actually taught anything this week, but I’m sure I must have done at some point! We’re assessing them so much because it’s come to the end of this half term. It’s been a long one. Seven weeks have flown by though. I finally feel like I’ve got my class exactly where I want them, and some good learning is definitely taking place.

In the next half term, in the lead up to Christmas, I’d quite like to work on their writing. There’s nothing awfully wrong with it (except some children’s allergy to capital letters and full stops) but it just doesn’t seem as in depth as it could be. In comparison to the parallel classes that the rest of my team work in, it’s not as high quality. So that’s my goal really for the next six weeks.

First off, I have a week off. That might sound amazing (it is, for reading time!) but I do have SO many assessments to mark. So many.

In other news- bookish and bloggish- I won Champion Newcomer at the UKYA Book Awards last night. I didn’t attend as I had to start marking assessments (which’ll take me all week with reading breaks) but Luna from Luna’s Little Library let me know. I was thrilled to hear that my blog won ❤ It doesn’t feel like a new blog, but compared to seasoned bloggers it certainly is! A big thank you to the UKYA awards. I was made up!

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A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- So much work to do!

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 knew this week was going to be busy! I have had so many meetings and a course as well. I feel like I haven’t had chance to sit down. We’ve also had so much staff sickness, so I’ve been trying to make sure that my colleague covering in a parallel year group was okay.

The course was absolutely insane. I didn’t expect to have as much work as I have to do. It’s definitely a large scale project and I’m both excited and nervous about it. I’m trying to decide whether to take this course forwards towards a Masters degree. Hmmm… I would love to also have a Masters in Education so it’s definitely a possibility, it’s just whether I do it this year or in the future. The thing is, I have to work on a huge project this year so it makes sense for it to count towards a Masters. I have until January to decide. I’ll have to find out more about it.

I loved getting back to my class after the course. We had such a lovely day together. I felt the day away did me the world of good. I wasn’t sure I had bonded with this class as much as I did my first class, but I did miss them whilst I was away!

This week I have loads to pack in but I’m happy to be at school all week, spending some time with class and hopefully having LOTS of fun! 🙂