Important to note
- Teachers use the same themes from last year. Themes do not have to change each year, as the children grow up and leave your class. If you have some of the same children in your class that is fine – they are now older and more able to understand even more about the themes.
- If children in your class have learnt to do puzzles of 20 pieces, provide 25 piece puzzles and so on. Teach different board games that they have not played with yet. If some of the educational games (like stacking cups) are too easy for the children in your class because they have been with you for a year already, then you will find that they will enjoy new board games, other educational games and more difficult puzzles. You will be given more games for the children in your class to play with.
- You will still have time to look at the themes during your weekly training session. You will also be helped to add nature and interest tables and activities.
What are some of the important things that you will be doing and learning this year?
- This year you will be learning even more about themes, teaching rings and managing free play and routines.
- We will help you to learn how to play more educational games.
- You will be learning more about involving parents and parenting skills.
- You will learn more about staff roles.
- We will talk about child development.
- We will help you to understand more about positive discipline with pre-schoolers.
- We will look into some common physical and mental problems that children might have that could affect their ability to learn.
- We will be helping you make reports for the children.
Second year curriculum
- Making a portfolio
- Involving parents in pre-schools
- Staff roles in a pre-school
- Child development.
- Positive discipline
- Emotional problems in children
- Physical and mental problems that might affect learning
- Writing a report on a child
- More about play and group activities in a pre-school
What we expect from you:
- You will be expected to attend at least 80% of the training sessions.
- You will be expected to teach in a school, using all your Flying Children materials
- You will be assessed in the middle of the year and at the end of the year. The assessments will take the same form as your first year assessments.
- You will be expected to keep a portfolio. We will explain how this will work.
- You will be given readings to read, and make notes to deepen your knowledge about pre-school teaching.
- By the end of this year, you should have a nicely stocked theme box for each theme and stored posters for each theme. To help you with this there will be four workshops during the year held at the Loaves and Fishes depot.