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Interview teaching observation

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sophiejayne23, May 2, 2012.

  1. I have been asked to prepare a 20 minute numeracy activity using the following Year 2 objective: Visualise common 3-D solids; identify shapes from pictures of them in different positions and orientations; sort, make and describe shapes, referring to their properties. I don't think it is possible to devise one activity that encompasses all of the above or to deliver a number activities that would cover most of it in only 20 minutes. I would just like reassuring that it would be best to choose one aspect of the objective to focus on. Also, do you think I would be expected to do a 'mental oral starter' or would it be acceptable to go straight into introducing the activity? Thank you in advance
     
  2. I have been asked to prepare a 20 minute numeracy activity using the following Year 2 objective: Visualise common 3-D solids; identify shapes from pictures of them in different positions and orientations; sort, make and describe shapes, referring to their properties. I don't think it is possible to devise one activity that encompasses all of the above or to deliver a number activities that would cover most of it in only 20 minutes. I would just like reassuring that it would be best to choose one aspect of the objective to focus on. Also, do you think I would be expected to do a 'mental oral starter' or would it be acceptable to go straight into introducing the activity? Thank you in advance
     
  3. I would do a quick starter just to wake up the children. Shape work could start with you you describing 3d shapes while pupils visualise them , point to which one it is. Pupils could sit back to back with whiteboards. One draws 3 or 4 shapes and explains to their partner their position, properties etc (2d shapes)partner then draws what has been drawn. Could build 3d shapes in polydron etc. it does seem a bit over ambitious for 20 min. Hope it goes well.
     
  4. cally1980

    cally1980 Established commenter

    That is the objective outlined in the strategies, you would not be expected to deliver a lesson which encompasses all of that, it would be delivered in a series of lessons. Pick one part of it and deliver a session around that. Visualising is good but there is no point in doing a visualising activity if they are not familiar with the properties so if you go with that make sure you check they understand edges, faces & vertices. I have just done this unit and we did a day recapping on the properties & finding 3d shapes in a real life setting (shape walk), then a lesson on visualising & now we have moved on to nets (easy to differentiate - LA give different possible cube nets & allow them to predict then test using polydron, MA investigate and record own 6 faces combinations to see if they form a cube - do they notice a pattern? Can they use this to find other combinations? HA nets of a range of 3d shapes).
     

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