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Reception interview CLL focus

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by german_1, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. german_1

    german_1 New commenter

    I have an interview next week and this is my vague plan so far, I would appreciate any tips and honest feedback. (lesson is 30 mins)

    Introduction Gruffalo puppet book (they have already studied the story so they should remember it hopefully). (5 mins max)
    Activities (20) they can choose from:

    textures trays with letters they can practise forming (rice crispies, sand, glitter)
    playdough with cocoa in, make a 3D gruffalo adding buttons and purple spikes
    writing activity - writing on wall paper (I have done this before in my class and the kids loved it, but using wall paper at tables is less easy to do. Am I shooting myself in the foot, allowing them to write on the floor?? Want to inspire writing, drawing, mark making and labeling. Anything from the story. Thoughts????? (I was going to stay at this station.)
    TA - retelling the story, with the orig. book to help and hopefully characters or pictures of characters from the book.

    Should I have an activity on the white board for them? or using ipads?

    Plenary is simply what have we done and had a go at? max 4-5 mins

    Please be honest, if you think it is terrible, let me know!
    Thank you!
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I LOVE your activities, but wonder if they might be rather below reception at this time of the year.
    My nursery class would be fine with all of this lesson, apart from the TA task which none of them would choose.

    From CLL, what have you chosen as the main thing for children to learn?
  3. german_1

    german_1 New commenter

    Thank you for your reply, my last reception interview I had a month ago was too hard!!!!!!! So I guess I am being cautious??
    Would you say I should change them?

    I want them to have a go!! Communicate effectively, use their fine motor skills (playdough) and practise their letters (trays) and have a bash at writing. I really want this job!!! Help!!
  4. german_1

    german_1 New commenter

    Sorry by too hard I mean my activities were all way beyond the children.
  5. teapot24

    teapot24 New commenter

    Have a look at the early learning goals. Most children will have met them by jow, a few will be exceeding and a few won't have met them. Then decide what you want out of the lesson. E.g. do you want them to be able to retell the story accurately? Once you have decided this then think about your child initiated activities. E.g. how can the children use my enhanced provision to retell the story accurately? Perhaps instead of just having "writing on big paper" think about what you want them to write. A story map of the story? A big Gruffalo labelled with adjectives to describe what he is like? Rhyming words? Instead of planning activities, plan for learning to happen.
  6. german_1

    german_1 New commenter

    That is so helpful. Thank you!

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