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Anyone a teacher specialising in Early Years/KS1?

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iheartshoes Fri 05-Dec-14 17:10:38

Firstly, what's it like? Do you enjoy it ? I've applied for a PGCE specialising in Foundation / KS1 and have an interview next week. Could anyone give me any hints and tips of what they might be looking for ? I'm researching current educational issues and so far have got : changes to national curriculum, assessment at the start of reception and forest schools. Are there any other issues that I should be aware of that particularly relate to Early Years ? Really appreciate any advice.

MirandaWest Fri 05-Dec-14 17:11:53

Have you spent some time in an early years and KS1 environment?

iheartshoes Fri 05-Dec-14 17:17:13

Sorry I should have said this - I have experience in a Year 2 class but haven't been able to get any in a Reception or Year 1 class so I just wondered how it differed?

DustInTheWind Fri 05-Dec-14 17:33:22

Phonics
Transition

sarararararah Fri 05-Dec-14 20:38:40

Continuous provision - look at Alistair Bryce Clegg's blog, ABC Does.

level3at6months Fri 05-Dec-14 21:05:58

Read up on good practice in Nursery. Parental partnership, outdoor learning, the importance of the prime areas of learning. There's lots of good stuff going on with 3 and 4 year olds smile

iheartshoes Fri 05-Dec-14 21:36:16

These suggestions are great thanks all smile - making a list !

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