The idea of going on placement and getting fully involved with the primary setting is something which always excited me even before my start at university. It was always something which I looked forward to. I would not say that my excitement has dulled in anyway however, I would say that the nerves have began to creep in along side my excitement as the placement date becomes ever closer. However, I feel that my observation day, last Tuesday has definitely put my nerves at ease. I feel that getting to meet the class teacher, the class and other staff within the school has made me feel a lot more comfortable. My teacher is very helpful and very open to me contributing as much as I can to the class, which I am very thankful for as I believe that with this support in place I can really achieve something and grow in my profession on my placement. I really enjoyed the opportunity of getting to know the pupils in my class and finding out their personalities and interests, something which I wish to develop on when I start my placement. At first when I found out I had a primary 7 class, I was quite apprehensive but since visiting the class I think I have began to embrace this. I feel that some of the topics that are covered and the discussions which are held can be exceptionally interesting and detailed to a level that you could only get with a primary 7 class. For example the class’s current theme is renewable energy something which I have limited knowledge on, therefore I had the chance of learning from the children. This was an experience I very much enjoyed as I felt I had the opportunity to interact while teaching the children and learning information for myself. The width of knowledge in the classroom was astounding. I can safely say that my observation day and helped to extinguish many of my pre-conceived nerves of placement and made me extremely excited to get involved and get started.