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planning for EYFS/pre school children

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by farishta101, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone. I don't know if this topic has already been discussed, but I really need some help.
    I'm a level 3 teaching assistant who has mainly worked with older primary school children. All the work I have done has been planned already by the class teacher. I HAVE NEVER DONE A DAY'S PLANNING IN MY LIFE. I'm so stressed, I've been asked by the Head of the new school I'm working at, that he requires me to plan for the children in pre-school.
    I've been looking online for advice on a step by step guide to planning using the EYFS framework, but can't find anything useful. I just need help with linking the curriculum with activities. For example when planning for the week, do you cover all six areas of the EYFS framework.
    What I would love from you guys would be like a template/sample of a week of planning for pre school aged children so that I can see how you link it with the curriculum. But any help will be much appreciated.
    Thank you for spending time reading this post and answering my query.
     
  2. Hi everyone. I don't know if this topic has already been discussed, but I really need some help.
    I'm a level 3 teaching assistant who has mainly worked with older primary school children. All the work I have done has been planned already by the class teacher. I HAVE NEVER DONE A DAY'S PLANNING IN MY LIFE. I'm so stressed, I've been asked by the Head of the new school I'm working at, that he requires me to plan for the children in pre-school.
    I've been looking online for advice on a step by step guide to planning using the EYFS framework, but can't find anything useful. I just need help with linking the curriculum with activities. For example when planning for the week, do you cover all six areas of the EYFS framework.
    What I would love from you guys would be like a template/sample of a week of planning for pre school aged children so that I can see how you link it with the curriculum. But any help will be much appreciated.
    Thank you for spending time reading this post and answering my query.
     
  3. phatsals

    phatsals Occasional commenter

    You are not a teacher. THis is a teachers job. As an experienced teacher I wouldn't touch EYFS as it is so specialised and your Head knows he shouldn't be asking you.
    This is a role that should be undertaken by a specialist teacher and supported by you. THis would help you build your own skills in this area and remove the stresses that you are quite simply neither paid nor skilled enough to undertake.
    Your HT is taking the P and you are taking the bait. Tell him no.
     
  4. R13

    R13 New commenter

    Nonsense.
    The Head has asked her/him to plan for the children in 'pre-school' . . . getting the hint yet. Pre-school isn't a teachers job in the majority of cases. Personally I happen to think education at that age is hugely important and would prefer to see chidren in a Nursery school with a teacher but throughout the land we have pre-schools run by non-teaching staff - and in some cases a first rate job is done
     
  5. phatsals

    phatsals Occasional commenter

    Really?
    And are they TAs without EYFS experience - are you getting the hint yet?
     

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