So how did it go..!
I was lucky in that the school supported whatever I wanted to teach to aid my progression as a teacher. I really enjoyed having such a big input in my first placement as I am confident with EYFS so I wanted to do as much as I possibly could. I also had the opportunity to implement a group based around PSED to support some children within the classroom. I loved every minute of it and didn't want to leave!
On each placement you receive an end report and grades on each teaching standard. I was extremely pleased that I was graded four grade 1's (outstanding) and four grade 2's (good)! Yes they are based on Ofsted grades for those seeing the familiarity! So there is no pressure on my next placement as the average is to move to a grade 3 on the beginning placement and work your way up! Obviously my prior background was the backbone to my grades as I've worked with the EYFS for years so I just needed to transfer my skills to work within a school setting.
My next placement will be in a different school in Year 1 class. As I have never worked beyond the EYFS this will be more of a challenge than my first placement but I am thoroughly looking forward to getting stuck in from the start learning lots about working in KS1!
Over Christmas I will be busy with 2 essays but will definitely be finding time to spend with my family and friends, especially my little boys :)
Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas with your families and friends too!