The Primary Curriculum

The Primary Curriculum : A Creative Approach

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In order to be a successful primary teacher you need a clear understanding of good teaching practice across the subjects that make up the primary curriculum.

This second edition has been fully updated to include key points from the 2014 National Curriculum in England, balancing a clear discussion of the principles behind high quality teaching with the requirements of current policy. An emphasis on creative approaches supports you in developing inspiring cross-curricular practice in your classroom.

New to this edition:

Links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England in every chapter
Case studies in every chapter provide useful examples of creative teaching in each curriculum subject
Expanded coverage on assessment and planning

This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First) and employment-based routes into teaching.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 184 x 230 x 20mm | 579.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1473903874
  • 9781473903876
  • 1,498,165

Table of contents

An Introduction to English - Andrew Lambirth
An Introduction to Mathematics - Gina Donaldson
An Introduction to Science - Judith Roden
An Introduction to Design and Technology - James Archer
An Introduction to History - Rosemary Walters
An Introduction to Geography - Simon Hoult
An Introduction to Physical Education - Kristy Howells
An Introduction to Computing - Karl Bentley
An Introduction to Music - Vanessa Young
An Introduction to Art and Design - Claire Hewlett and Claire March
An Introduction to Religious Education - Lynn Revell and Aidan Gillespie
An Introduction to Foreign Languages - Patricia Driscoll
An Introduction to Cross-Curricular Learning - Jonathan Barnes
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This book situates UK education within the current and global of educational change. It provides new and experienced teachers with a research-focused history of the national curriculum up to the present day. -- Jenny Carpenter We make sense, and learn about our world, by gathering and piecing together evidence from a range of different aspects and subjects. This book promotes the importance and value of both discrete and cross-curricular teaching, focusing on the need to broaden horizons and interests resulting in self-motivated lifelong learners. -- Claire Garven
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About Andrew Lambirth

Patricia Driscoll is Reader in Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education in The Faculty of Education and Health at The University of Greenwich. Before joining Higher Education, he was a Primary School teacher in Peckham and Bermondsey in South East London. Andrew has published widely in the field of the teaching of Literacy and English including: Primary English (2005, Learning Matters), Creativity and Writing: Developing Voice and Verve in the Classroom (2005, Routledge) with Grainger and Goouch. Understanding Reading and the Teaching of Phonics: Critical Perspectives (2007, Open University) Literacy on the Left: Reform and Revolution (2007 Bloomsbury); Making Poetry Matter (2013 Bloomsbury) with Dymoke and Wilson. Andrew is currently President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association Judith Roden is an experienced teacher of science in all phases of education. She was a Principal Lecturer working in the Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, where she undertook the role of crossphase science team leader, managing a large team of science tutors. She has written a number of science books including the Reflective Reader in Primary Science Education, co-wrote Extending Knowledge in Practice as well a number of books, articles and chapters in respected science books. Judith now works part time for Teach First Kent and Medway.
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