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30 minute lesson...Reception...interview...help!

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by jenzi216, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Hi :) I would really appreciate some help and advice...I have got an interview on Wed for an EYFS post whereby I have to 'The subject area and focus for your activity is up to you'....although this is good as its completely up to me to decide...I am struggling to nail it down to one idea.

    Its only my 2nd interview and my first was a disaster! I was thinking of maybe doing an activity based on Goldilocks and the three bears or possibly pirates, having a small 10 minute input, then having activites at each table to cover each of the 6 areas of learning. Then have a plenary at the end.

    If anyone can suggest anything they have tried I would be SO grateful. Thank you everyone in advance :)
  2. p.s. sorry for the giant writing...dont know what happened there! :)
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As I'm not an EY specialist I can't comment on the idea you've suggested (thanks for putting up an idea of your own, by the way, rather than just asking for others' ideas) - but what I always recommend is that you go with something you've done before that worked well. This is not the time to be experimenting with someone else's idea, even if it worked really well for them.
    What others can do for you here is (a) say whether your original idea id a good one and/or (b) help you develop it.
    Plenary: remember it needs to involve all the children so that you can show what they've learnt, etc. One of the best ways I've seen in such short 'interview' lessons with small children (I've been a primary governor) is to use 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' in response to your statements/questions about what they've been doing - this means all can participate easily and without stress.
  4. Fantastic, thanks, yeah I think my confidence has been knocked from the last interview I had. Just a case of getting as much content in as I can I suppose.
    Great advice about the plenary :)

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