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I'm in my third year of uni studying Primary Teaching, so just thought I'd start this post to see if anyone wants any advice or anything about beginning teaching or about the course in general or about applying etc. I'm happy to help with any queries that any of you have, so ask away

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I see that you are currently studying at Kingston University. I am 3rd year students doing my dissertation, I am investigating Kingston University students attitude and action towards single-use plastic. its been really hard to reach students across the university!
I will be very grateful if you can spare 5 minutes to fill in my questionnaire and I would really appreciate it if you can share it with your friends!!!!

Thank you beforehand
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(Original post by zeynepaydin1999)
I see that you are currently studying at Kingston University. I am 3rd year students doing my dissertation, I am investigating Kingston University students attitude and action towards single-use plastic. its been really hard to reach students across the university!
I will be very grateful if you can spare 5 minutes to fill in my questionnaire and I would really appreciate it if you can share it with your friends!!!!

Thank you beforehand
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...rm?usp=sf_link
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THANK YOU!!!!

I appreciate this very much and is it possible if you can share this with your friends?
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Hi Verity, I hope you’re well!

I accepted a place to study primary education at Kingston university earlier this week and am very excited!
I’m a mature student so am not currently studying to do any exams etc. So am twiddling my thumbs a bit at the moment!
I am wondering if you have any recommendations on any books relating to the course that might be good to purchase and read over before then?
Or anything that might be good for me to read up on and look in to that may come in useful?

Thank you in advance!
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Hi Georgina,

I'm good thank you, I hope you are too.

Firstly, congratulations!! How exciting for you, you'll love it!

So, in terms of books to read, there's nothing I would recommend specifically yet as a lot of the first few months are just exploring teaching and familiarising yourself with the National Curriculum. I would probably recommend having a look at the Teachers' Standards as that is something you will focus on throughout your degree as they are key on your placement. (https://assets.publishing.service.go...nformation.pdf). So, it will be highly beneficial if you get a head start and look at them in advance. Similarly, I'd have a brief look at the British Values - they are really vague but I remember one of our first assignments was on British Values so it could be useful to look at that too (unless they've changed the first assignment since I did it...). British values can be found here:
https://assets.publishing.service.go...ed_Schools.pdf

Your first year will be mostly EYFS based, so it is likely your first placement will be Reception as the majority of my class and other class's first placements were in Reception too. With this in mind, I would have a look at the "Development Matters" document : https://foundationyears.org.uk/files...NT-AMENDED.pdf > this document basically outlines the development of children at each age or stage. This document is focussed on a lot during year 1 too.
Additionally, it could be useful to look at the government guidance for EYFS in the National Curriculum, which can be found here :
https://assets.publishing.service.go...EWORK_2017.pdf > the subjects for EYFS are slightly different to the subjects in year 1 - year 6, for example Reception do not do science, they do "understanding the world", which is similar, but it's essentially a combination of science, geography etc.

This is just a few things that may help prepare you but obviously it isn't necessary.

I hope I've helped and I really hope you enjoy your course!!

If you have any other questions then let me know!

- Verity
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