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April 23, 2019
by Zara Aitken
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Placement: Part 1

For 1PP1 i am in a small village school with no more than 130 pupils total. I have 17 pupils in my P7 class. I feel I have started to bond well with the children in my class. The one thing I really struggled with at the start was not gaining the classes attention but […]

April 23, 2019
by Zara Aitken
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Semester 2

Another semester that went too quickly! As expected, I have given up my job to concentrate on University and to be able to focus 100% on my placement. Semester 2 was spent focussing on Pedagogy and the Curriculum. I already knew a bit about pedagogy but mostly in an Early Years setting. This did give […]

April 8, 2019
by Farkandha Sheikh
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Goals for 1PP1b

GOALS FOR THIS COMING PLACEMENT (LINKED WITH SPR): These may come from the areas for development noted above. Your goals and references to the SPR should be drawn from your reflection on your development needs. You should discuss your identified goals with your tutor prior to the start of your block placement. You are advised […]

February 18, 2019
by Claire Smith
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Let’s think about (ma)thinking, okay?

Mathematics? Oh so fearful of it…are you? Or… look… there’s a sum! And… the answer? Let me spend time sourcing it. Right now. Some people leave education with this desire to crawl under the table when 5,6,7 and all the other numbers approach them. Others, well others, carry maths in their head – and would … Continue reading Let’s think about (ma)thinking, okay?

February 15, 2019
by Julia Savaniu
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An Early Introduction to Writing

It is explicitly clear how writing is linked to listening, reading and talking – the 4 main aspects of language – and Pie Corbett has highlighted this in his idea of ‘Talk for Writing’. This is an effective way to introduce children to writing as children start by orally familiarising themselves with a story and […]

February 15, 2019
by Julia Savaniu
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Conversing in the Classroom

I did not realise the importance of classroom talk until I tried to really imagine what atmosphere I would like my future classroom to have. Thinking back to my own experience in the primary classroom, as a pupil I did feel like I was contributing to and responsible for my own learning. The classroom was […]

February 14, 2019
by Amy Fraser
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Classroom Talk

Classroom talk is so much more than just the teacher delivering a lesson to the pupils. It involves so much more. Interaction between pupils and the teacher is key for effective learning and can be done in a variety of different ways, which is extremely beneficial as every child has different learning styles that work […]

February 14, 2019
by Gemma Sutherland
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Restorative Practice

Restorative Practice is a form of Behaviour Management that is focused on promoting positive relationships within schools. It also aims to ensure that repairing harm and conflict is used more than assigning blame and allocating punishment. This is done through an understanding that when harm is done, we need to work with those involved to […]

February 13, 2019
by Julia Fleming
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Teaching Across the Curriculum – Writing

Writing is thought to begin prior to formal education and  links children in early years to having ideas about writing and what it is. It is thought by some that in order to be able to write effectively a child must read, hear and say it first. it is from this that they will be […]

February 13, 2019
by Julia Fleming
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Pedagogical Studies – Developing Classroom Talk

It is important to develop classroom talk as it allows communication barriers to be reduced and develops communication skills. It is key to developing open lines of communication between teachers and pupils, which in turn helps the teachers assess the pupils’ progress and ultimately improves the children’s learning. It is not enough to just develop […]

February 13, 2019
by Julia Fleming
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Pedagogical Studies – Restorative Approach

A restorative approach is focused around building strong positive relationships, in order to fix any problems or issues that arise within the classroom. Through this approach pupils can each have their say and feel like they are being heard, this can be achieved via questioning. This approach is about fixing the problem first rather than […]

February 12, 2019
by Amy Fraser
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Teaching Writing

For this weeks Literacy TDT we are focusing on writing and there are some key messages from the reading and video i have read and watched that I will discuss. Firstly, for children, in order to write, the have to be able to talk first as from Pie Corbett’s video,  children cannot write sentences unless […]

February 12, 2019
by Wallie Mathieson
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Restorative Practice

The framework for the restorative approach starts with looking at values which are about the sense of responsibility then we look at skills such as, eye contact and questioning. Then we need to look at the process to find out if anyone is harmed, what happened, and how to repair that. It is important to […]

February 12, 2019
by Melissa Reilly
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Math’s Anxiety

Maths is a very controversial subject; not debating its importance but whether children feel confident in participating with it. A lot of children have an anxiety when faced with maths due to a negative stigma that it holds. In primary school I always felt further behind to others as I was never quick at maths […]

February 11, 2019
by Amy Fraser
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Restorative Practice in Schools- Why it’s so Important

Restorative practice in schools is a vital part of education in my opinion. It helps to promote positive relationships between both pupils and teachers by dealing with conflict in a mature and empathetic manner which is extremely important in schools for them to be successful. In the past, the retributive approach was used which was […]

February 10, 2019
by Julia Savaniu
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Restorative Practice: Nourishing, not Punishing

Restorative Practice is an important element of Behaviour Management because it is essential to children’s growth as young humans. Unfortunately it has sometimes been overlooked because of the time and effort it requires but I believe it is far more of a learning curve for children than punishment will ever be and will result in […]

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