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What are the basic skill tests for Teaching Assistant?
By the way, what is a very good oral activity for low ability children?
(This is what my mother needs help on)
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There's no standardized basic skills test, as far as I am aware. I imagine it will look at basic English and maths, relevant to the key stage she will be working in. If she's confident with GCSE level English and maths, she should be fine.

An oral activity for low ability children:
-Something they can succeed at quickly
-Something that builds slowly in challenge
-Nothing that involves lots of working memory (having to hold lots of information in their head at any one time)
-Nothing that might lead to a child feeling embarrassed.

It's hard to suggest specific activities without knowing the age group of the children.
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There's no standardized basic skills test, as far as I am aware. I imagine it will look at basic English and maths, relevant to the key stage she will be working in. If she's confident with GCSE level English and maths, she should be fine.

An oral activity for low ability children:
-Something they can succeed at quickly
-Something that builds slowly in challenge
-Nothing that involves lots of working memory (having to hold lots of information in their head at any one time)
-Nothing that might lead to a child feeling embarrassed.

It's hard to suggest specific activities without knowing the age group of the children.
There are 3 year 2 kids that she has to teach
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There are 3 year 2 kids that she has to teach
Oooh, primary is not my specialism, so I'm probably not the best person to advise.

Word games with simple rules might be good- these will build listening and social skills (e.g. turn taking) as well as developing confidence with speech.

One word stories could be used to develop creativity and memory, maybe (she may need to keep track of the story and prompt). Or maybe a simple version of would you rather, asking kids to justify their opinions (this might be a bit much for low ability Y2).
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