Hello all, I was rejected today for my first ever interview; it was for an NQT KS1 position. The task was to introduce a book or poem to a Year 2 class (30 mins) and inspire them to write in the second half with their teacher (another thirty minutes, which I wasn't there for). I saw from the website that their topic was Frozen Planet, so I chose the story of the Snow Queen - I also linked it to the film 'Frozen' to catch their interests. I read part of the story to the children and focused on the scene where the Snow Queen arrives, asking the children to close their eyes and imagine they were there that night, in the snow, when Kai was taken. I told them we would be writing a 'Wanted' poster for the Queen, and we discussed how to use lots of adjectives and write creatively. I provided them with a wordbank as a resource which I felt really advanced their vocabulary. The children did seem to enjoy it, were interested, and when I left they were beginning to write very descriptively which I was very pleased with. However, the feedback was that it was all too teacher-led, and I'm just wondering how I could avoid that, really. There was meant to be a part of the lesson where the children discussed with a partner potential sentences, but silly me completely forgot that bit! I did want the lesson to be more interactive, but wasn't sure how I could deliver all the information needed in 30 minutes for them to write something actually good and take something from the lesson. I hope I don't sound like I'm complaining! Has anyone got any ideas of more child-led tasks for my next interview (if I get another)? Thank you!