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How long should you spend teaching the same year group in a primary school?
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In article <[email protected] k>, "Year 5 teacher" <[email protected]> writes:

[q1]>How long should you spend teaching the same year group in a primary school?[/q1]
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Till you get bored?

It really is up to you and your career interests. I like to teach the same year group/grade level at
least for two years, to really bed in the topics and idiosyncracies(sp?) of the age. As I get bored
fairly quickly, I like to change at least every couple of years. I heard that in the UK, if you want
to be considered for upper level jobs in a primary school, like deputy head and head teacher, they
like to see that you've taught a range of ages.

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"Year 5 teacher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
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2 years is good because you teach it once, then get to change all the things that weren't successful
the next time around. But I have been teaching for 3 years now, and have spent all of it in Year 4.
And it looks like I have to teach year 4 *again* for another year, before getting to change...

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"Year 5 teacher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
[q1]> How long should you spend teaching the same year group in a primary[/q1]
school?

my University department had a 3 year policy for every course:

1 year to learn how to do it and bring a freshness tot he subject

1 year to do it right

1 year to begin to get stale.

I've often thought that a good policy for primary schools also.

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"PaulK" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
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[q1]> "Year 5 teacher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> > How long should you spend teaching the same year group in a primary[/q2]
[q1]> school?[/q1]
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[q1]> my University department had a 3 year policy for every course:[/q1]
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[q1]> 1 year to learn how to do it and bring a freshness tot he subject[/q1]
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[q1]> 1 year to do it right[/q1]
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[q1]> 1 year to begin to get stale.[/q1]
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[q1]> I've often thought that a good policy for primary schools also.[/q1]

I would love to change, but I unfortunately have no choice...

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I think it's nice to change for interest sake. I've gone 'up' from Y1 to Y5 (Y6 next year) during 12
years, going through all the ages. The parents think I've been promoted!!!

Son's teacher last year had taught Y2 for 29 years, at same school, in same class, since she taught
me in her first year!

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[q2]> > "Year 5 teacher" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...[/q2]
[q3]> > > How long should you spend teaching the same year group in a primary[/q3]
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[q2]> > my University department had a 3 year policy for every course:[/q2]
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[q2]> > 1 year to learn how to do it and bring a freshness tot he subject[/q2]
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[q2]> > 1 year to do it right[/q2]
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[q2]> > 1 year to begin to get stale.[/q2]
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[q2]> > I've often thought that a good policy for primary schools also.[/q2]
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Sheila :-D
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"Sarah" <[email protected] o.uk> forgot about Beckham's foot and posted:

[q1]>I think it's nice to change for interest sake. I've gone 'up' from Y1 to Y5 (Y6 next year) during[/q1]
[q1]>12 years, going through all the ages. The parents think I've been promoted!!![/q1]
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[q1]>Son's teacher last year had taught Y2 for 29 years, at same school, in same class, since she taught[/q1]
[q1]>me in her first year![/q1]

Yeah, but think about the scores of changes that have happened in those 29 years. Sheila :-D (Remove
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[q2]>> How long should you spend teaching the same year group in a primary[/q2]
[q1]>school?[/q1]
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[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>my University department had a 3 year policy for every course:[/q1]
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[q1]>1 year to learn how to do it and bring a freshness tot he subject[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>1 year to do it right[/q1]
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[q1]>1 year to begin to get stale.[/q1]
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[q1]>I've often thought that a good policy for primary schools also.[/q1]
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[q1]>pk[/q1]

Sounds like a good policy. You could also do what I'm thinking of doing - completely tossing last
year's plans and start fresh with the new class. Same year group, same topics, different children -
tailor the lessons to the new group.

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Sarah
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Very true. I'm certainly not saying it's a bad thing. She was an excellent teacher, firm fair and my
son loved her despite quite a formidable reputation.

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[q1]> "Sarah" <[email protected] o.uk> forgot about Beckham's foot and posted:[/q1]
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[q2]> >I think it's nice to change for interest sake. I've gone 'up' from Y1 to[/q2]
Y5
[q2]> >(Y6 next year) during 12 years, going through all the ages. The parents think I've been[/q2]
[q2]> >promoted!!![/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >Son's teacher last year had taught Y2 for 29 years, at same school, in[/q2]
same
[q2]> >class, since she taught me in her first year![/q2]
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[q1]> Yeah, but think about the scores of changes that have happened in those 29 years. Sheila :-D[/q1]
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