Nvq Supporting the Teacher

1. Describe how you might contribute to a lesson given to a group of seven year old children learning to play percussion instruments.
    As a Teaching Assistant supervising a group of seven year olds who are to learn to play musical instruments, I would first make sure these instruments are available, clean, safe and ready to be used for this lesson according to the school policies regarding material safety and hygiene.  
  When children are trying to play with these instruments I should ensure they are correctly held and used.   Any music sheets related to playing must be prepared and available in the classroom in advance.
  Pupils who have difficulties playing or holding the instruments must be supported.   It is important to be a good role model by showing children how to hold and play with these instruments. I should make sure all the children follow my instructions, repeat my instructions and focus on me while I am demonstrating the instrument.
  I am required to supervise the children from the beginning until the end of the lesson. I should make sure they understand the teacher and follow the instructions.
  I can monitor the class and then make an observations written report that can help track the activity, behaviour, difficulties, preferences, cognitive skills and progress of each child.

2. What might be your role in organizing, using and maintaining the learning resources, materials and equipment?
My role as a Teaching Assistant in this lesson, regarding organization and material, is to ensure everything is ready for the lesson before starting it.
All music sheets must be printed and ready (including possible written instructions).
All the material should be checked for safety, hygiene, cleanliness, good state and put in the right place as agreed by the teacher.
When the lesson is finished, I must ensure each material is back to its original place, and not broken or damaged.   Any marks should be reported to the teacher who will take...