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May 11, 2019
by Eilidh Purdie
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Learning from Life

WOW. I cannot quite believe that I am back in Scotland. Two months definitely fly when you’re having so much fun. I have had the most amazing time over in the UAE exploring and getting to know all about the culture and the lifestyle there. It really is incredible. I’ve gone from being a nervous […] Continue reading

May 7, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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The Final Wrap Up

This placement has provided me with several learning opportunities and I am developing my own educational philosophy and teacher style. I was fortunate to have such a wide range of experiences during the six weeks with school trips, sports competitions and one to one observations. Gaining insight into these aspects has allowed me to grow […] Continue reading

May 6, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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Jump Rope for Heart

During my placement, I was given a teacher’s handbook on the introduction and use of skipping to improve and inform pupils of how to keep their heart healthy. It was put together by the British Heart Foundation and discusses the benefits to the heart as well as additional pros such as boosting self esteem (British […] Continue reading

May 5, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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The Lighthouse Keeper- Cross Curricular Learning

The Lighthouse Keeper book series allowed us to explore lighthouses through craft, play, mathematics and RE. We made our very own lighthouses which are now being used a night lights in the children’s bedrooms. We also had some play sessions focussing on lighthouses and the Grinlings. This featured some lovely paper basket making, lighthouses made […] Continue reading

May 5, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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Transferrable Skills Record

At the start of placement I really wanted to work on the following skills: Skill Halfway Through Placement End of Placement Effective relationships with others I feel I have developed a good relationship with both staff and pupils. I do think I am quite quiet in the staff room but I believe this is partly […] Continue reading

May 5, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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School’s out for summer… for me anyway!

It’s hard to believe that I am officially finished with second year placement and summer is almost here for me! The past six weeks have flown in and I am feeling relieved that i can finally lie in and procrastinate without feeling too guilty about it! I am, however, very sad that is all over […] Continue reading

April 29, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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It’s the Final Countdown

Another week is done and dusted which means there is just one week left of placement in second year. In ways I am relieved that I am almost finished as I am exhausted and cannot wait for a lie in. However, I am starting to feel sad about leaving my little class as they are […] Continue reading

April 24, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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4 weeks down, 2 to go!

I found myself in shock the other day as I sat down and counted how many days of placement I had completed and how many I had left. The time is going by in a flash. This week has given me experience and understanding of more elements of teaching. I have been given the responsibility […] Continue reading

April 16, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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Routines and Helpers

The usual day to day routine is as follows: 9am- All pupils should be in school. Collection of bus, dinner, snack and cabin club money. The snack helpers then go round the other classes. On a Monday, the class look at the Road Safety Calendar and discuss how they can be safe in the environment […] Continue reading

April 15, 2018
by Clare Gibson
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Halfway there

Well, the Easter Holidays are officially over and week 3 is complete. Between seeing my pupils and staff members it almost feels as if I never left school. With week 3 over, that means I am already halfway through my placement- how time flies! After 2 weeks of sleeping in and socialising with some work […] Continue reading

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