Hi everyone. So I have an interview at a prep school next week and the teaching task is to teach a 40 minute English lesson to Year 2. I’ve done my research and they have been learning about Oceans and Seas. I’m going to base the lesson on a book and originally was going to do Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary and then decided that The Snail and the Whale has much nicer language. Good job as they have already done Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary from looking at their termly magazine! I know The Snail and the Whale is quite a babyish story but I still think it has a place in Year 2. My focus will be expanded noun phrases based on a picture prompt from the book and then I can extend them with other Y2 objectives (adverbs, -ing suffixes etc). I’ve got loads of things planned to keep it engaging and I think the class will love it- I’m just slightly concerned that they will think the book is pitched too low. What are your thoughts? Also, part of the day is a student council panel- has anyone had any experience of this? Many thanks in advance!