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From KS1 to KS2!

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CannotEvenDeal Sat 30-Jul-16 12:58:42

After six years of teaching in KS1, there is finally an opening in Year 3 at my school.

I taught the kids when they were in Year 1 and they are a lovely bunch and we've already spoken about things being different now as they are older etc.

Any other advice gratefully received smile

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didiimaginethis Sat 30-Jul-16 13:09:29

Go for it, great to have experience in both key stages. I taught Y3 for ages but have now been stuck in KS2 for the last 11 years in a Primary School. I'd love to move to KS1 but SLT are not keen.

LockedOutOfMN Sat 30-Jul-16 15:09:50

Good luck, enjoy! flowers

CannotEvenDeal Sat 30-Jul-16 17:17:12

Hi, thanks! Yes I'm really looking forward to it and they are fabulous class. A great combination of kids.

I'd love some Year 3 top tips if poss grin

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Tanaqui Sat 30-Jul-16 17:25:38

Ok- are they used to an afternoon break in ks1? If so plan your afternoons carefully as sometimes they struggle at first! Often they really like stories you might think are a bit young- I have had them spellbound by my naughty little sister for example- however I often think that this is because the pace picks up in year 3- but then I came down from year 5, so possibly had high expectations (they met them though!). Have a look at what the y 4 teacher expects as standard- dates and titles on work for example, margins- all things I was surprised they often couldn't do on arrival in ks2. In fact, make sure your expectations are appropriate- talk to the ks2 coordinator or the exiting teacher.

CannotEvenDeal Sat 30-Jul-16 17:33:47

Ah good point re: expectations. Thanks!

My school phase out afternoon play for year 2 in summer term to prepare for ks2 transition so that helps.

I agree with you about stories as they have already made a few requests that I thought were very sweet smile

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PurpleAlerts Sun 31-Jul-16 22:34:39

If you are after ideas for stories - I remember my favourite year three class in absolute stitches with the Joan Aitkin stories about Arabella and her pet Raven Mortimer.

Love year three- they are still full of awe and wonder( well if the new curriculum allowshmm ) but a bit more able and independent.

CannotEvenDeal Mon 01-Aug-16 19:33:05

Yeah I know what you mean about the new curriculum.... Across the key stages so much of the children's writing feels so 'stiff' as they attempt to tick all the boxes hmm

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