We didn’t have any students sit for mock exams from our nursery teacher training college since we paused it whilst schools have been closed. So thankfully, we didn’t have any student teachers tackle these questions in the mock exams which were set by a national university (mostly be online students). I’m not sure if I personally agree with the answers (or the relevance of the questions to be honest to be a quality early years teacher). But for good humour, here’s a few:

Oh… and this one about poetry for kids is driving me nuts. From a family who has read a poem a day for the past few years… where’s the creativity? The imagery? The description? Where’s the poetry in this?

We want to train teachers who can pass the test, but not teach like the test-answers… the fine balance of creating teachers here.

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