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May 12, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Week 6 – Reflection

My last week here at Moulsford was going to be hard because I have loved it so so much. I will have no doubt at all that at some point in the future I will be back. But before I write about the painful goodbyes I must go through the week and reflect on what […] Continue reading

May 12, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Mathematics – Year 3 – Week 6

Unfortunately, this was my last ever lesson with Year 3N and it was devastating to say my goodbyes to them. I was genuinely nearly in tears when they all started clapping and shouting “3 cheers for Miss Whitham, Hip Hip Horray”. I could sob here and now writing this but I won’t I’ll just talk […] Continue reading

May 10, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Science Lesson – Year 4 – Week 6

Monday’s lesson was my second science lesson within the school and I am really confident that it went well and know that the boys enjoyed it. Unfortunately there was no real opportunity for the teacher to observe me but did give me some informal feedback that was really positive. I think something that I can […] Continue reading

May 7, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Harry Potter Studios – School Trips

Before I write this blog post there is something I need to confess to. It takes a strong woman to admit to their true secrets but I feel it would not be right to let you continue to read this post with out truly exposing you to what you are letting yourself in for. I am […] Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Moulsford’s Matron

I honestly have to say, when I was at school one of the places I frequented the most at school was the sick bay what with whooping cough, a bad back and then the general clumsyness of falling over. So when I came to Moulsford and found that they have their own matron, I knew […] Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Boarding Life at Moulsford

Here at Moulsford, boarding is offered for boys Year 5 and up, Monday to Friday, 4 nights a week. It is flexible and boys can choose to stay for 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights in a row if they choose. There is also the opportunity for some boys to actually stay until 8pm if […] Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Maintaining Moulsford

I want to learn about schools from all aspects from the kitchen to the classroom We all know the above statement is one of my three goals whilst here on placement and today I had the delight of meeting one of the groundsmen and taking 5 minutes out of his day to ask him some […] Continue reading

May 1, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Week 4 – Reflection

Most people moan about Monday mornings and having to get up at quarter to 7 to get to school on time, but I am having such a fantastic time that when my alarm goes off I seem to get straight up! Monday of my week 4 was great with me attending an English lesson with […] Continue reading

May 1, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Moulsford. History. Common Entrance.

Its no news to anyone back home, at university or even here at Moulsford that I love my history and its definitely an area I am really interested in teaching. Mouslford are about to go through a whole curriculum change which will happen in the next few months, but for the next few weeks I […] Continue reading

April 28, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Science Lesson – Year 3 – Week 4

Today’s lesson was with Year 3 and I did a science experiment of sorts, with them all and some teaching about different parts of the plants and the functions of the roots. I was pleased that the lesson went well and that the children engaged with the activities and this seemed to show when I […] Continue reading

April 27, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Mathematics Lesson – Year 4 – Week 4

Today’s lesson for me was a maths lesson with Year 4. Overall, I am really pleased with how the lesson went and how much the children took away from this lesson. The children are learning about subtraction from decomposition and I chose to teach this in a way of telling a story and then doing […] Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Humanities Lesson Year 3

Todays lesson was my first proper lesson here at Moulsford so I was a little nervous to say the least! The boys are lovely and I am getting to know them really well as I am with this class often and the class teacher is really supportive. My lesson was on rivers, the planning is […] Continue reading

April 24, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Week 3 – Reflection

Week 3 has been a 4 day week due to Easter Monday being a bank holiday. I’m so used to being in Scotland where most people work and most things are open on a bank holiday but down here in England everyone closes up shop and takes the day as a proper holiday for family […] Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Religious Instruction

Moulsford, as with many other schools across England prides itself in being a Church of England school. This means that during assembly the boys are expected to pray, sing religious hymns and uphold christian values. I have myself observed this in practice and remember prayers and assembly singing, well from my own school days in […] Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Inset Day – Purple Pens and Labelling Lads

Yesterday’s inset day was a lovely relaxing first day back for the teachers before the madness of the children arriving! Moulsford had booked a local teacher to talk to us from a private school in Oxford who are changing their curriculum, like Moulsford, to a more skills based curriculum. As he started I already liked […] Continue reading

April 18, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Week 2 – Reflection

Each week on this placement, I must right a short reflection on my time at Moulsford and link it to the GTCS Scottish Standards for Provisional Registration. It was the last week of the Spring term before they boys go off on their Easter break and there was a lot of random days and lessons […] Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Week 1 – Reflection

Each week on my placement I will be writing some short weekly reflections about what I have been up to and what I have learned whilst linking it up to the GTCS (2012) Standards for Registration. My week started out rather nervously on Monday with my first day and I honestly don’t think I have […] Continue reading

March 23, 2017
by Katie Rebecca Whitham
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Learning for Support and Support for Learning

I want to learn about schools from all aspects from the kitchen to the classroom If you are keeping up to date with my blog and reading it daily, you will be familiar with my third goal for this placement quoted above. Today’s main learning focus for myself was Learning Support in my fantastic placement […] Continue reading

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