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falandb Thu 05-Oct-17 07:29:33

I have an interview for a teaching assistant post (am already level 3 qualified) and have been asked to teach a small group phonics for a 15 minute session. I have asked what phase phonics the group are learning and was told “We aren’t giving any applicant that information.” I basically show up teach the session then have formal interview etc.
So the point of my post is - can anyone suggest any short activities that I could do with a small group of year two children?

MrsKCastle Thu 05-Oct-17 07:36:20

Huh? How can you possibly plan for a group without knowing what they've already covered? Ridiculous.

OK, well if they're being like that I would look at the Y2 English curriculum and choose something from there, maybe y making igh at the end of words (fry/cry/apply) or c making s sound in ice/cycle/city etc.

wobblywonderwoman Thu 05-Oct-17 07:37:40

I have used little objects in the past.. So a toy fried egg and the children have to match it to the e, toy tree t etc

wobblywonderwoman Thu 05-Oct-17 07:38:25

Sorry - that was for initial stages. Apologies - didn't read post.

SingingSeuss Thu 05-Oct-17 07:39:43

Maybe part of the test is to see how you assess where they're up to?

SparklingBollox Thu 05-Oct-17 07:49:37

Tricky word bingo?
At least then you can print off some resources that fit each phase and be prepared for anything.

falandb Thu 05-Oct-17 08:03:25

Thanks everyone.
I was a bit “huh” too when they said no. I am also spending an hour in that class and a KS2 class so requested the planning and was again told no as they want to see how I support the children and teacher, which is great but I could probably support them better if I knew what they were actually doing in the lesson.

Dolceandgabbana14 Thu 05-Oct-17 20:44:17

If they're that obstructive, would toy really want to work there?!

disappearingninepatch Thu 05-Oct-17 20:58:06

What D&G said. ^

BewareOfDragons Thu 05-Oct-17 21:00:54

They sound a bit up themselves, tbh. The point is even a working interview should be a learning opportunity for the children...

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