(this is a comprehension ,based on the U.K’s national curriculum for primary school students,key stage one and key stage two. The questions are based on primary teaching.. There is 4 questions that need to be answered based on 2 National curriculum foundation subjects .The foundation subjects I would like you to write about are History and Computing. ) ( I would like 350 words , roughly for each questions answer.) (the answers can maintain a sense of personal attributes to them.) Useful Resource. National curriculum history website link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study The Foundation Subjects include: Art, Computing, Design Technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music, PSHE, PE and RE. Choose a subject you are comfortable with – you may have studied this for your degree – and a subject you are anxious about teaching – you may have stopped studying this in Year 8 or 9. Look at the National Curriculum for both of those subjects. Now consider: How does this curriculum content and curriculum subject contribute to a broad and balanced curriculum required by Ofsted? Is it enough to know the subject content, or are there other things which you need to know and understand too, in order to teach these subjects effectively? For all the foundation subjects, why do you think they have been included in the curriculum? What benefits do you think the subjects bring to children’s learning? How might your own areas of perceived strength and weakness influence how you approach the foundation subjects? What might this mean for your future practice as a teacher?
Task – Writing an opening statement Using no more than one page of A4, note: What you are excited about This is the question i need to answer. It needs to be one a4 page long with 4 bibliographic references. (I have attached ,reasons why I want to be a primary school teacher to give a idea of the general charichter of writhing peice. below to give some ideas/inspiration.) I have attached some academic resources, but i their may be more apppropriate quotes to use. The language should be english not american english. What you feel are your strengths What you think you need to learn more about What kind of primary teacher you would like to be. You’ll be able to keep this statement, and include it in a professional portfolio which we’ll introduce during induction. (personal notes….. Being a primary school teacher encompasses a duty to bettering childrens lives and foundations for their future. A responsibility I can deliver within the strong curriculum framework, nurturing childrens growth with patience, creativity and detail orientated assessment which has supported my own journey through education and the workplace. My current position as project manager in the construction industry, calls upon a multi-faceted skill base, leading teams of industry professionals, tradespeople and liasing with clients has allowed me to possess exceptional communication and time management skills. Throughout this role I have endeavoured to further my skill set and knowledge base. Inevitably each week learning something new and resolving unforeseen problems which arise on site. The building sector, a complete polarity to the education system, yet this role has helped me to continue learning, growing a vast set of transferable skills making me a accountable, professional team leader. Throughout life you continue to learn and grow as a human being, I believe primary school is a key point of change in a childs life experiencing the first opportunity to socialise away from the family home. These are crucial years for children yielding the fundamental building blocks to progress life, creating memories which can last forevor. I would love the opportunity to equip young children with the confidence they can gain through learning. Creating happy memories to last a life time. As a small child i was particularly shy lacking confidence, through extra curricular activities, drama lessons, I gained LAMDA qualifications. This enabled me to develop confidence, enhancing my spoken english, improving not only pronunciation but developed my comprehension skills as I read many poems and prose developing my literacy in a fun way. From a early age I gained consistent high marks in language and literacy from GCSE to my post graduate degree in International relations and global communications. Being well traveled and experiencing different cultures has been enlightening allowing me to gain basic Greek language which I continue to learn in my free time, constantly striving to achieve . I find enjoyment in many pursuits I have a NVQ in master baking , enjoy exercising and maintaining my fitness. Participating in fun runs and 10k events, exercising throughout lockdown I taught myself the art of yoga nurturing my skills of patience and strength in mindfulness. My young neigbour (7 years) loves to join me in yoga practises designed for children. Time spent with younger children embracing their energy and enthusiasm to learn whilst enjoying activity ushered in the curiosity, as to why I am not a teacher ? As I hypothesised on my new career path I realised teaching could bring me a new role I am well suited to and a new sense of fulfilment through positively influencing children, offering a supportive way to help pupils learn and excel.)