Archive for February, 2010

A week of Numeracy

This first week back in class since the half term break has seen all of us (SCITT students) working closely with 3 children each. We have been lucky enough to be invited into a local school to help with some of their Year 3 children that have missed out on some of the basic numeracy skills:
Number Bonds to 10 and 20,
Placement Value,
Number Lines.

I will post up a written report here soon but one of the biggest learning outcomes for myself was that it is such a difficult job for teacers to focus on a large class of 30 children and ensure they all ahve the basic skills. If these basic skills are missed then it will affect their learning for the rest of their school lives. It is essential to help these children and bridge those gaps!

More to come soon…

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EAL in the classroom

Today we had an excellent lecture from the Somerset education department for EAL (English as an Additional Language). It was interesting to hear about how we, as new teachers, can help any pupil with their learning of English when it is a 2nd language. The resources provided from EMAS are fantastic to! Do you have experience from training with EAL? What is being done on your school?

Here is a tip for resources in EAL – http://www.mantralingua.com