Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Final Stretch.

Hello Littl'uns!

I thought I'd write a little updatey post for you today. So this week I returned to university for my fourth and final year. For those of you who don't know already, I'm studying to be a teacher. I love it! It's hard work, and very demanding, but super rewarding. We only have two main modules this year which will require us to attend university lectures and they are learning beyond the classroom, and recent developments. I'm actually quite excited for both of them as they're going to be very useful for my career.

The next big module in university is of course... CURRICULUM INNOVATION. AH. This is, technically speaking, my dissertation. I've already decided what I'd like to write about and begun my reading over summer which I feel has put me in a good place. My proposal is due in a months time and I already have 900 words so I'm not doing too bad there. Basically what we have to do is choose an issue within primary teaching, and develop a resource to help with that issue (as well as an 8000 word dissertation of course..). So I have chosen to write about shy children and how to help develop their confidence. I'll be creating a teacher's guide, complete with advice and activities to help more reserved children reach their full potential. In my reading so far I have found a massive correlation between childhood shyness and later issues with social anxiety and language, so of course this issue is very close to my heart, and it is something I am very passionate about.

The final big module, which has no effect on my grading but is arguably more important, is my placement. We have ten weeks of block placement to complete this year, with at LEAST ten extra days to do in school. My first day as Miss Sherwood will be in two weeks time and right now, I have no idea of which school or year group I'll be teaching. Up until now, I've taught year 1, nursery and year 5 as well as having a couple days in other year groups and in a couple of SEN contexts. So you could say I've had a pretty broad experience so far, and I'm happy to teach any year group within the primary range at this point. I'm eager to find out where I'll be placed, and after my outstanding grading as Miss Sherwood teaching year 5 last year, I am hopeful for a great outcome on this placement too.

The next class I'll teach after this will be my own! Just one more year, 10 weeks of placement, 3 assignments, 1 dissertation, 2 exams (my first of which is next week, wish me luck! :)) and a bunch of scary interviews to go.

Lots of love, 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

July/August Favourites!

Hello Littl’uns!
I have seriously slacked with my blog over Summer, and I’d like to get back into it as I head into my fourth year at university. So without further ado, lets kick things off with my July/August favourites!


Tanya Burr L&N, Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea, £6.99
Tanya burr L&N, Nail Polish in Mini Marshmallows, £5.99
Revolution, Eyeshadow Palette in Iconic 3,  £4.
When Tanya Burr released her line of beauty I was so excited to try it! I bought a lipgloss in the shade “Afternoon Tea” and a Nail Polish in the colour “Mini Marshmallows”. They’re both fairly affordable, great packaging and excellent products. As an added bonus the lipgloss just smells absolutely amazing. It’s like sweets! I never get sick of it.
In July I heard about the Revolution range from Superdrug. I’m a big bargain hunter and with prices to rival MUA I was super excited about this. I got the Iconic 3 palette because I’d heard it was an excellent dupe for the Naked 3 – and it absolutely is! Colour wise, they match almost exactly, and the formulation is pretty good too. Can’t go wrong with this many shades for £4!
I’ve also been in the market for a new deodorant for a while as I had just kind of got bored with the ones I had been using. I tried Mitchum on an online recommendation and can absolutely say that I will not be switching any time soon. It’s a little pricier than I would usually go on deodorant (Usually £2.99, but I did get it on offer for £2), but what can I say – it keeps me fresh all day! I love it! I especially like the powder fresh scented one.

Okay so over Summer I basically spent my life watching TV shows, old ones, new ones, all sorts! I particularly loved Orange is the New Black. It’s so funny, yet somehow manages to deal with some very real issues. I love how the women in it are so varied, black, white, Hispanic, bigger, smaller – it’s really refreshing. I also saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the cinema, which was fantastic. Heart warming, funny, sad in parts, overall great movie.
*There are some things in there that are more of a …grown up sort of humour. A child wouldn’t notice or understand, but Paul and I would have spat out our drinks, had we been drinking. Totally hilarious.

I usually put YouTube originals/covers here, however honestly I haven't listened to many these past couple months that have really caught my attention. I've been spending most my time listening to Disney songs! I will leave you with one recommendation though, and that's my Dad's favourite song.
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb: clickyyy.


I had some super cute Disney cupcakes for my birthday which were just adorable! I told everyone the could have one if they could name the princess. My Uncle picked up one with Ariel on and repeatedly guessed Ursula...

First things first - SUMMER IN THE CITY! Oh my lordy it was so amazing. I loved it so hard and can't wait for next year. The people, the panels, the atmosphere - fantastic! Also, it was my birthday in July! Woohoo! I had a lovely spa day and a cute family party ^_^. Another year older. The grand old 21. Lets make this year fantastic shall we? *Clink* :)

Lots of love,
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