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Dear Theo - Advice needed re mixed class interview - Urgent!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Sheeee, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Sheeee

    Sheeee New commenter

    I have applied for a job at a local village primary school and have been lucky enough to get an interview.
    The job is for the role of KS2 teacher, and the school is a very small 1 form entry. On my school visit, the Head predicted the class would be 24 pupils and will be years 4 - 6.
    For my interview I have to teach a 45 min session with the children who will be in the class next year - so the current year 3's, 4's and 5's.
    I have chosen to teach a science lesson as this is my specialism, and would like to teach seed dispersal (because I have had a good experience teaching a lesson on this before, to a year 5 class - which is the middle age of pupils in the class for the job IYSWIM?) However, the majority of the children in the session at my interview will be year 3's...
    So now I am confused - I am not sure whether to stick with my original idea, or to choose a year 3 topic, or a year 4 topic.

    Any advice will be gratefully recieved as this is in fact my first ever interview!!!!
  2. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I'm on placement in a village primary school with mixed classes, and one of the things I've heard the teachers say is that it works to plan for the oldest children and take it down from there to suit the younger ones too. I don't know if that's what everyone will say, but if I were in your shoes I'd probably stick with your original idea... good luck with your interview!
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I don't think they'll be worrying too much if you've chosen a topic from year 5 as in the NC it isnot differentiated by year.
    Do what you feel best about doing but do remember to differentiate.

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