Naturally I was expecting love, care and possibly even a cup of tea from my concerned housemates...then I remembered who I lived with, and sure enough, walking into the kitchen, out of breath and with a face the same colour as my new helmet, the laughter and bike jokes started! All changed as we strapped Emily into the helmet, shoved her on the bike and pushed her down the hill as she attempted to dodge stationary cars while making rather hilarious sound effects! Safe to say I am the better cyclist (though she pulls the hat off better!)Before returning to the house and ordering the largest takeaway known to man. (Operation what-now?)
Today has also been a day of realisation. Realisation that is, that Emily and Liv don't know their times tables and the QTS Maths standards tests are the most horrendous things ever to be brought into existence. So after many hilarious questions and four failed attempts to figure out that 8 x 3 is in fact 24. We came to the realisation that these tests are going to require a heck of a lot more revision that initially thought! Though why a Foundation Stage Teacher needs to know fractions, percentages, long division and algebra is beyond me!
This question was taken from the practise paper and you are given 10 seconds to answer it before the next is read out.
As part of the numeracy work in a lesson, pupils were asked to stretch a spring to
extend its length by 40 per cent. The original length of the spring was 45 centimetres.
What should be the length of the extended spring? Give your answer in centimetres.
A teacher took a group of pupils to an aquarium whilst visiting France. The total
entrance cost for the group was 160 euros.
Taking 1.6 euros as equal to 1 pound, what was the total entrance cost, in pounds,
for the group of pupils?
These are all non calculator questions, so I think you can see why we were beginning to panic!
The highlight of the evening award however, goes to Emily for being sat at the dinner table with Giant Sunglasses, bright blue Atari headphones and a rather sequinned top hat.
(This post may be updated when the photos of Emily bombing it down the hill in a red helmet come in to fruition :-D )