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April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 4: Tuesday

Monday was the Easter bank holiday; therefore, Tuesday was my first day back in school after the weekend. I was looking forward to this week as I was now used to my weekly timetable.  I was prepared to teach in the various CP classes throughout the day. In the previous week I had begun the […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 3: Friday

Having been out of the school for two days I was ready to get back into teaching. I was looking forward to teaching the topic of colours to the various CP classes within the school. Seeing how enthusiastic they were about English on Tuesday allowed me to feel very optimistic about the lesson. My CM2 […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 3: Tuesday

On Tuesday I had the morning to plan before going into nearly a full day of teaching. This was very daunting as I had to teach various topics to different classes. I used the morning to translate different phrases, so I was able to speak both English and French to the younger children in CP […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Monday 26/03/18

On Monday I had my first experience in a CP classroom. Having spent the previous two weeks with CM2 I was very excited about observing and teaching various other stages within the school. Going from the oldest class to the youngest was a big change. It was interesting to see how teaching in the early […] Continue reading

April 9, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Thursday 22/03/2018

I knew I would not have much input in the class. Because I am only in one classroom the majority of the day is spent learning in French. In France it is essential that children have at least one hour and thirty minutes of English a week, however, this is not very much considering the […] Continue reading

April 8, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Friday 23/03/2018

I went into school on Friday in disbelief as I couldn’t believe that I had nearly been in France for two weeks. I was very happy to find out that my teacher Amélie had spoken to various teachers throughout the school about me going into their classrooms to teach English to different years. I had […] Continue reading

March 25, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Wednesday 21/03/2018

With Wednesday being a half day I was aware that I would not have much to do in the classroom. This was the first day of the week that I had been with the normal class teacher. I was glad to see her as there were a few issues that I needed to discuss regarding […] Continue reading

March 25, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Tuesday 20/03/2018

On this day I spent the morning in a local middle school. This was very different from what I had been used to in the primary school. One of the English teachers in the school was going to be spending time in Dundee teaching and therefore, wanted students from Dundee to come into school and […] Continue reading

March 25, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Monday 19/03/2018

I went into my second week of placement very enthusiastic and excited about the week ahead. Having already spent a week in a French school environment I was eager to get back into the school routine. This was my first Monday in ‘l’ecole Romain Rolland’ and I was interested to see if the Monday routine […] Continue reading

March 23, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Week 1 Reflection

Wednesday Wednesday is a half day in France meaning that the children finish school at half past eleven. This is very different to Scotland as school runs to and from the same time every day. It felt very strange leaving the school at this time. However, it did allow me to recharge and go into […] Continue reading

March 22, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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First Day in a French Primary School

I was both anxious and excited going into my first day of placement. Arriving at the school was surreal, I couldn’t quite believe I was going to be teaching English in a French primary school. After entering the school with my host Nina, I was given a very warm welcome by both staff and my […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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CV

Briony Grieve brionygrieve@hotmail.com Phone Address Personal Profile I am currently in my second year at the University of Dundee studying Education. I consider myself to be a bubbly person and believe I have the social skills and attributes needed to succeed within the workplace. I am very hardworking and thrive in everything I do. I […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Identification of Learning Opportunites

  French Language – Going into a French school will allow me to develop my language skills. Having studied French to higher level in high school I am familiar with the language, however, I am not a confident speaker. This placement will afford me the opportunity to improve my French, learning from those around me. […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Placement Proposal

I would love the opportunity to take an international route for the learning from life placement. I am very interested in going to Orleans in France to teach English in French schools. Having researched the city and the university, I believe this would be a great way to broaden my horizons and experience a completely […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Skills to Develop

Communication – Although I consider myself to have good communication skills, I am going into an environment where English is not the native language. Therefore, I will need to ensure that I am always trying my best to communicate with the teachers I am working with in French. I will be able to do this […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Reflection on Experiences

Prior to the learning from life placement I have had one professional practice placement. This took place in a Scottish primary school. I was in my first year of the MA (Hons) Education course and it was my first experience of teaching in a Scottish primary school. I had the best experience on my first […] Continue reading

March 19, 2018
by Briony Grieve
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Skills Audit

  Leadership skills – I believe throughout my experience to date I have shown good leadership skills. I believe I have the ability to take charge and control of a situation in order to bring about the best possible outcome. Team working – This is an essential skill to have when entering into the teaching […] Continue reading

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