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Primary interview- year 2 number session

Discussion in 'Primary' started by megwattam, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hi! If anyone can help me or offer any advice I would be so grateful!
    I am a science specialist trained in secondary, but realised pretty early on that I should have done primary. I have been spending all my (minimal!) free time gaining extra primary experience and have managed to get an interview for a primary school.
    During the interview I have to teach a '1 hour number session' to Year 2, NC levels 1b-3c, including 2 focus groups (me and a TA) and 3 independent activities.
    Having never dealt with Y2 directly before i'm struggling with confidence and inspiration! Have to really really stand out to get the job, being secondary trained!
    So if anyone has any Number session ideas, advice, interview questions, resources, anything!! I would be forever thankful!
    Thanks! x x x
     
  2. Hi! If anyone can help me or offer any advice I would be so grateful!
    I am a science specialist trained in secondary, but realised pretty early on that I should have done primary. I have been spending all my (minimal!) free time gaining extra primary experience and have managed to get an interview for a primary school.
    During the interview I have to teach a '1 hour number session' to Year 2, NC levels 1b-3c, including 2 focus groups (me and a TA) and 3 independent activities.
    Having never dealt with Y2 directly before i'm struggling with confidence and inspiration! Have to really really stand out to get the job, being secondary trained!
    So if anyone has any Number session ideas, advice, interview questions, resources, anything!! I would be forever thankful!
    Thanks! x x x
     
  3. What is your LO? What are your ideas?
    If you want to really stand out then you really should at least be able to come up with your own ideas.
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I echo this. It's also customary in interviews to really quiz each applicant on their sample lesson, planning of it, etc so you really do need to be sure that you 'own' it.
     
  5. Hi,
    If you havn't been given a LO you can be very creative and do a really fun lesson. Have a look at the maths framework and get an idea of what the children should be doing. Have a look around at some teaching websites to get some ideas and start putting things together.
    There are a lot of ideas out there but like the last posters said if it's for an interview youneed to 'own' the lesson. When I did mine they asked me lots of questions about why id chosen to do that particular lesson and those particular activities.

    with regards to interview questions I was asked about what i would bring to the school (pretty standard I think). Im also science trained (though not to secondary level) so I talked about learning outside, forest schools, different elements of the science curriculum that i'd like to explore further etccc

    I was also aked about reading and how I could ensure that all children in my care could progress in their reading throughout a term. I had a similar question about phonics and how would organise it in my classroom. They asked questions about where Id like to be in 3/5 years with regards to professional development (a lot of research intot he school and its ethos comes in very handy for questions like this).

    I was asked how I relate to other people, if Id planned as part of a team and what sort if worker was (a follower, a leader, solitary or group etc...) as the interview was for alarge school.

    If you need any more help or advice send me a message on here and Ill get in touch. I was told I interviewed very well and was chosen for the job after answering my 1st question. I had done a lot of research, thought about what I might be asked and made sure I had everything I needed to 'stand out' fromthe crowd (including purple shoes and a purple shirt - which I got comments on and am known by one member of staff as 'the girl with the shiny shirt and matching shoes - whether thats a good thing or a bad ting I dont know but I got the job and obviously did a good job at making me memorable!).

    Good Luck

    Doodles
     

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