Final week - assignments and more snow!
Well Christmas is just around the corner and
that makes it even harder to focus on a PGCE course. For a start,
whenever you are in school, all the kids are thinking about it
Christmas so it becomes ten times harder to try and teach them
anything. Also trying to get all your shopping done whilst you have
a gazillion (that is the correct number by the way)
assignments to hand in is quite trying. However, we are all coping
It has been useful that the PGCE Primary lot
have had an easier week due to most of the lectures being
consolidated into one easy lecture on the Friday. A lecture which
ended with mince pies and cake provided by our very own lovely Mr.
Chris Randall. But the lack of lectures certainly doesn’t mean a
lack of work. We are all starting to feel the pressure build up
(well I certainly am). I completed one assignment on Wednesday and
for just a mere 250 word essay I read about seven books! It may
have been a little overkill but for this course you certainly want
to be thorough.
Pile of reading
It has been a happy week too with lots of
people of the course passing their QTS skill tests. These are tests
which trainee teachers have to take in order for them to achieved
their NQT (newly qualified teacher) status. These tests are set in
three subjects; ICT, Literacy and Numeracy. They are subject
knowledge tests and are designed to make sure that teachers know
their stuff. I have been recently doing some practice Literacy ones
and I appear to need a little more subject knowledge. Hopefully it
will all come together when I take my test on Thursday.
Now I know that my blog entry last week was
very, how should I say…focused on the weather. This was mainly due
to the fact that it was the main focus of the week! It was what
everyone was talking about and it caused complete mayhem for some
people. So when this week started, I was quite happy to see that
most of it had melted and it seemed that the worst was over. That
was until this weekend started!! I have been down in London and it
is seriously crazy down here! Over a foot and half of snow has
fallen and people just seem to be completely stuck. This being
said, I did try to make a snowman (with disastrous results! The
snow just wouldn’t stick together!). This meant trying to get my
car out one morning was not very fun as I had to result to using a
broom to get rid of all the snow. It would be really nice if we had
a white Christmas, but at the same time, if it means we cant travel
to our families houses then I don’t think it will be worth it.
Look how much snow we've had!
My car with lots of snow on it.
That's a lot of snow to scrap of my car!
My attempt to make a snowman.
School of Education in the snow this week.
Well that’s all from me for 2010. Going to be
very busy with assignments and enjoying Christmas to write anymore
for this year, but I will be back in the new year with all the news
from the PGCE Primary course at Wolverhampton University. Until
then, Merry Christmas everyone!
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