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Embarking on my first year with my very own class was a daunting experience to say the least! I found myself covering a Year 2 class for 6 months whilst their regular teacher was taking adoption leave. I was lucky to have the opportunity to work along side another Year 2 teacher, as the school was two-form entry. This made the planning process a whole lot easier and raised my confidence from the outset. The school was large and upon reflection of later teaching experiences, I preferred the diversity of staff and children in a larger school setting. Having a 'nearly new' classroom made my creative ideas flow and I just loved the freedom to create bright, eye catching and thoughtful displays. The planning took the format of a free flow activity station type organisation whereby the children started on a pre-planned activity then had the opportunity to choose the following activities thereafter. This enabled an element of choice for the children and gave them greater opportunity to access a wider range of learning experiences in one session. I often found that as a result, the children were engaged in the task for longer, achieved more out of each session and were encouraged to work with children in the class that they may not have done had they been sat in an ability group.
We’ve been lucky with the weather again for another outdoor adventure! Along with over 2500 others, we walked the path of the Heysham-M6 link road, due for completion 2016. 239 more words
Traveling can get overwhelming for some – and usually I fall into that category on occasions when trips get pretty hectic. Whether you’re going for business or pleasure there is one thing that I hope everyone gets time for and that’s finding moments for yourself. 195 more words