Wednesday, 10 February 2016

What to expect when doing work placement in a school.


Hi lovelies! 

I kinda took a break from blogging for a while as my college work was stacking up and I have always said that my college work will always come before blogging because if I don't complete it then I will not pass my course. I also had a lot of things going on in my personal life which I needed to get sorted but I feel that everything is now back on track and I'm back blogging! 

My break has really given me a time to think about what blogs I want to write and how I want my blog to be. I have so many beauty blogs coming up and also a giveaway very soon! So keep an eye on my blog!

Over the past couple of years I've been doing many different work placements in schools and nurseries so I thought today I would do a post on what to expect when doing your work placement in a school. 

1.  Expect to be cutting out and laminating. No teacher likes doing this and with everything else that they have to do, it is the last thing they want to do so as soon as they find out they've got a 'little helper' they will jump at the chance to get you do do it for them. 

2. Reading. It is a big help to teachers when they can get someone to sit and read with the children. On average there are around 28 children in a class and when all their parents want them to read at school it can be quite difficult for the teachers. You spend most of your time running around after children trying to get them to come and read with you, especially if you are with a key stage 1 class (reception, year 1 and year 2). So expect to have to sit through the same books over and over again.

3. Depending on which year you are with, each year has their own personalities. From experience I've found that reception children want to sit on your knee, year 1's ask so many questions, year 2 like to hug and year 6's like to act a bit bigger than they actually are and use the fact they are top of the school to their advantage. 

4. You are going to have favourites....everyone does, but no one likes to admit it. If you do you still need to make sure that you are treating each child equally and as an individual. 

5. Expect there to a few children who try and push your buttons. Stand your ground, don't be a pushover. If you say no then you mean no, you're the adults in the situation not them. 

6. Expect to be surprised about how many basic things you don't know or get confused by. We're so used to doing the complicated things that we forget basic uses of connecting words and what the exact reason they are used in certain sentences. It's weird but it's something we, as adults don't think about anymore. 

I've loved doing my placement in a school. Children have such a creative imagination and so have many great stories to tell you. It's weird to think that I was once that age because it's really difficult to imagine. 

Can you relate to any of these? Have you done work placement in a school before? 

Kia x x x

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