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I do apologise for not having updated my blog, I have done so much in the past few days, I am absolutely shattered!

As well as packing up my uni room for my Dad to take back a lot of things home, and lesson planning, I have been celebrating my pre birthday with my flat. I have had such a good weekend, and I can’t wait to go back to school tomorrow! I am teaching the year fours on both Monday and Tuesday Persuasive Writing, and I am getting slightly worried about it now. Fingers crossed it will be good though! I had a dream Friday night about the class reducing me to tears so let us all hope that that will not have been a premonition! On Thursday I am going to be teaching the year sixes proportion with smarties. I am being observed by my uni tutor for this, so I thought the smarties will be very engaging for the children. (that is the plan anyway!)

I am also going to be observing phonics, and even more excitingly, tomorrow I am going to be doing a one to one with a half Polish boy. We are going to be doing some reading together and I am so looking forward to it! It is going to give me lots of experience with EAL children (English as an Additional Language) and English – as that is my specialism- . On Friday, we are also helping to chaperone a canoeing/kayaking session with the year fives. I am quiiite apprehensive about this, we’ll see how that goes!

I feel as if I am becoming part of the teaching team; it is lovely to be recognised as Miss ____ around the school, and not just with the year 6s. On Thursday, I had the cooking club meal, which was so nice and I felt so honoured to be invited!!!

I also shadowed the French teacher in the year 4, 5, and 6 lessons, and they went less than perfectly as the teacher printed out the 2010 list of countries participating in the World Cup, but it was still interesting to see French lessons. It was also good for the children to hear another French voice,and accent.

Next week, I am planning to help sort out the library situation. The children all seem to have trouble choosing a book, so I am going to get them to write reviews on the books they have read. Hopefully, this means that the children can help each other choose books. And I’m also going to print out lists of books they can try if they liked one specific genre. That is one of my goals, so I will keep you updated on that!

I’m now going to practice my persuasive writing lesson, and not crying….

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