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lesson interview year 1

Discussion in 'Primary' started by nickyuk35, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Hi all I am a year 1 teacher and have an interview lesson to prepare for next week. I have a lot of idea but a bit insecure as not taught for a long time. The children have been working on familiar settings this half term and the lesson should be based in a well known
    setting and provide an opportunity for independent writing including the
    accurate use of high frequency words.
    I was thinking of doing a recount of a special day out using time coonectives. Does this sound ok or have I not got the point of the lesson.
    Any Help or suggestions??? please x
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    <u> Not</u> an EYFS specialist (as I proved all too recently as noted by minnieminx) but I wonder if a recount of a special day might be a bit advanced for yr1? Children generally write better fromtheir own recent experience, so what happens if children haven't had a special day out for a while?
  3. breadmaker

    breadmaker New commenter

    Totally agree with Minnieminx-you need to give the children a shared experience so that you are absolutely certain they will have something to write about. Y1 children always love making kites, so why not have a kite making day the day before and then go off and fly them outside and then this will give them something they have actually done and been involved in to write about. You could also use adjectives to describe the wind/sky and develop language by using words such as soaring to extend flying. Good luck!
  4. The recount unit is a separate unit to the one on stories from familiar settings so you might want to do something different. How about reading a book about shopping such as the 'Shopping Basket' and asking the children to write about their experiences of shopping (where they went, who with, what they bought, what happened at the end). Or do 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and ask them to write about a time they had someone for tea (who came, what did you eat, what did you drink, what happened at the end). You could structure the writing for the less able by giving them boxes to draw four quick pictures showing what happened and then get them to write a sentence about each picture.
    Include 'spell high frequency correctly' in your success criteria.
  5. Hi I love the idea of the tiger who came to tea, I was actually thinking about doing this lesoon as I have taught this in the past, my only problem is that I have 30 minutes and the story is quite long so I dont know if i will have time to read the story explain what they are doing get them to write it and bring them back to the carpet to read some of their ideas.
    You are right about recounts they are from a seperate unit.
    Do you know any other similar books or any other simple ideas that would work in 30 minutes atht will interest the children?

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