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30 minute Year 1 interview lesson

Discussion in 'Primary' started by claire-read, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Hi!
    I have an interview on Thursday, and have to teach a 30 minute lesson to a year 1 class that shows my strengths. My areas of strength are music, ICT and french, so I thought about doing a French lesson looking at colours in French, with lots of small activities such as bingo, IWB games, and finish with a song about the colours. Does this sound like a good idea, or would it be a mistake to do French as its not technically part of the national curriculum? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Maybe think of it as showing your teaching style strengths? I have to say that a fabulous French teacher is not really what most schools are looking for, but a fabulous teacher all round would work well.

    I would maybe teach something that has a LO linked to the NC. You may well be able to get French/music/ICT in there somewhere.
  3. Go for it!
    MFL is going to be a big thing in the coming years. Ofsted will inspect it from 2014 so it needs to be properly implemented by 2011. I know that a teacher with a specialism in MFL would be snapped up straight away at our school. MFL is probably one of the weakest teaching areas for most teachers. Also you will be demonstrating ICT - why not show a DVD clip of French children saying the colours. Type 'bbc clips' into google, select primary then you can find short 2/3 minute clips on every aspect of every subject - download it to your computer just in case! You never know about reliable internet access. Also forgot to mention - everyone loves a teacher who is enthusiastic about music! MFL and music are areas most schools need to work on.

    Good luck for your interview


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