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Miss Horsfall

In two days time, that crucial first Monday of term will be over. I’m not sure whether that’s a relief or not! Last term was incredibly hard work – everyone involved with my class gave it their all, and with a lot of determination and thinking differently, we managed to achieve a lot in terms of behaviour management, and generally making them into a teachable bunch of 7 and 8 year olds. The challenge for this term is to maintain that upward curve.

The autumn term was uncomfortable for me in lots of ways. This is now my 4th consecutive year teaching Year 3, and I’d pretty much got into a groove of how I taught, of things that worked, of engaging pupils, of teaching this sometimes tricky year group well. I’d also been increasingly able to experiment with different ways of teaching certain topics, and often have a lot…

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