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Ideas for 'one off' supply lessons especailly KS1

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by pink12345, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Hello,

    I'm new to supply AND KS1! Although I have not been offered a lot of work, I have found that most of it has been in KS1. I have had a look on the forums and couldn't find a similar thread to this, so thought it might be good for us to post our ideas for 'one off' lessons.Also lessons that we've done and that have worked well on supply, and ones that don't require you to photocopy anything! (also what year it was for)

  2. oops...I mean 'especially' sorry typo..
  3. I'd like to join this thread although at present I have nothing to add. I am awaiting my first call to go into a FS or KS1 class. I taught Y1's for 12 years but that was 10 years ago so I am looking for some good ideas or links to useful websites.
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I can't believe you couldn'[t find a thread asking about lessons on here. I seem to have spent of most of this and last summer holidays answering just this question! There must be hundreds of threads.
    www.teachingideas.co.uk is excellent as is

    And other people have many many more sites.

  5. sm1971

    sm1971 New commenter

    I agree with minnieminx, but to add to this thread, I have uploaded my supply teachers pack onto the resources section here. It's full of one-off lessons for all primary, so feel free to help yourself. Just search for 'supply teachers pack' in the resources section.
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    is a fantastic site especially to use with the children
    is another good one for Primary lesson ideas
    www.brendenisteaching.com I have come across too.
    One-off lessons. I've tended to specialise in KS2 for the last 5 or 6 years, but in the past for KS1 I bought myself a couple of books with rhymes and a tape and a selection of nuresery rhymes and traditional stories.I then based my science/ engish/ maths etc round a suitable one.
    eg Goldilocks; English- listening, sequencing and recounting story,also work on adjectivesand prepositions, Maths- size comparisons, measuring, counting (how many legs of chairs/beds in the room?), pm activities PE moving over/ under /between, Art design' wallpaper' in cottage, paint cottage and garden, chalk pics of bears etc.
    Incy Wincy Spider is good for a science based one aboiut minibeasts.

  7. Hi,
    I have just been looking for the Supply Teachers Resource Pack but have had no luck in finding it. Is it still there after all this time?
  8. I have just found it, it is still available.
  9. nearmiss

    nearmiss Lead commenter

    Since you are new to supply teaching, you need to know that if you are working through an agency, you do not have to provide any teaching materials at all. The school has a contract with the agency. That contract makes it clear that the supply teacher is going in to deliver prepared lessons. If the absent teacher has not left any appropriate work for you to do, you need to report it to your agency and request not to go to that school again. Supply teachers get paid a lot less than full time teachers. They should therefore not do work that is outside their contractual obligations or cover up for other people's lax performance. The school has a legal duty to provide an appropriate programme of study to its students and this includes a contingency for cover lessons.

    If you have agreed to a long-term placement to cover a teacher on maternity or other leave, then and only then are you expected to plan and mark and do all other duties as required. Then you also are within your rights to ask for a substantial rise.

    Don't get suckered into doing what you are not paid to do.

    Some websites charge a small fee for their resources, which is all well and good, but it is encouraging schools and agencies to shirk their duties. Why don't schools download a load of work from these sites ready for the eventuality of staff absence? Supply teachers have enough on their plates ringing round agencies for work and driving off to unknown schools in unknown towns at the drop of a hat. That's enough. If you get there, there is no work set, it is the school's responsibility to provide lesson plans and resources. They will have to scramble something. We have all been teachers and were all responsible enough to leave plenty of cover work on those occasions when we were out of class for trips etc. As a languages teacher, I was out of class for days on end during the oral exams. I did not expect the supply to bring in work as I knew it would be a disciplinary matter and rightly so.

    Always read your contract. You do not provide any materials at all. You get no allowance for that. You cannot claim back out of pocket expenses. So don't incur them.

    Make sure you are in a union, who all charge very low rates for supply teachers.

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