This handy textbook offers a one-stop compendium on teaching the extensive range of primary foundation subjects. It takes an innovative 'three lens' approach which considers the Identity and Pedagogy of each of the foundation subjects, as well as presenting a Toolkit of teaching activities. This useful framework helps you develop your knowledge and understanding of the foundation subjects, as well as how to plan, assess and teach these diverse subjects. The book also helps you understand the value that the foundation subjects bring and enables you to reflect on why and how to teach them in a creative, imaginative and inspirational way. In particular the book offers: A clear structure that is easy to follow A concise overview of the curriculum requirements for each subject Great teaching ideas for each subject to try out in the classroom Links to academic research and practical experiences from the classroom With its rich range of creative and practical teaching activities, and underpinned by the pedagogy and identity of each discipline, this is essential reading for beginning and early career teachers. Maggie Webster is Senior Lecturer and RE Subject Leader at Edge Hill University, UK. Sarah Misra is Senior Lecturer and PGCE Programme Leader at Staffordshire University, UK. An essential companion for both new and experienced educators of the Primary Curriculum. Webster and Misra draw on the pertinent knowledge and experience of subject specialists to deliver a modern, articulate and knowledgeable overview of how to effectively deliver the Foundation Subjects. Their passion for the Foundation Subjects is evident through their in-depth analysis of the value they have to the holistic development of children. Through a comprehensive examination of subject identity, effective pedagogy and creative teaching strategies, Webster and Misra provide the tools to be a pro-active, reflective and versatile leader in the Foundation Subjects. The knowledge and experience of the authors and contributors is evident in the books ability to convey theory and pedagogy using coherent and accessible language which makes it both informative and practical. This book adopts a unique and fresh approach which seamlessly combines theory and experience to deliver information that is enlightening, inspiring and truly useful. Nick Murphy, Edge Hill University, Trainee teacher and Teaching Assistant This book fills a void in the world of ITE. The links between theory and practice can be difficult to comprehend for those making their first steps into the profession. With the three lens approach exploring the unique nature of each discipline synthesised with pedagogical aspects and creative ideas, this book provides fabulous support for trainee teachers to clearly make those links. I feel that 'Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects' will be an invaluable text for ITE providers to share with their students to support and guide them not only through their placements but through their academic work too. Emma McVittie, Senior Lecturer Primary and Secondary RE, York St John University
To be published alongside Primary Curriculum - Teaching the Core Subjects, this textbook focuses on how to teach the following foundation curriculum areas effectively to 5 to 11 year olds.: History Design and Technology Art Music Religious Education Modern Foreign Languages Physical Education Each subject is treated in the same way to give the reader 1) The principles and practice, underlying how to teach the subject area, including how to plan, teach, assess and evaluate, with 'top tips' from teachers, head teachers and inspectors; 2) Information beyond the curriculum, including cross-curricular links and out-of-school learning. This book will provide training and newly qualified teachers with a one-stop resource for developing their skills in teaching the core areas of the National Curriculum. The chapters adhere to the QTS Standards and to a uniform structure - non-sequential reading is possible (in fact encouraged!). Further, the chapters are user-friendly with full textbook features including boxed case studies, examples of good practice, and a spacious text design. Contributors include Gee Macrory, Principle Lecturer in English and MFL, Paul Bowen, Senior Lecturer in History, Elaine MacCreery, Senior Lecturer in RE, Ivy Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Art and Design, Alison Heap, Senior Lecturer in PE, and Su Sayers, Senior Lecturer in Design Technology - all at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. And Mike Costelli, Roehampton University; Dave Coulbeck, Head Teacher since 1981; and Kate Buchanan, Director of Supporting Professional Studies, Royal Northern College of Music
This textbook advises on how to use ICT in the teaching of the primary foundations subjects: History, Geography, Design &Technology, Art, Music, Modern Foreign Languages and Physical Education.A subject-coverage very rarely seen in all other books on
Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! Providing an overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to teach the primary curriculum, this book offers an informed critical approach to the teaching of core and foundation subjects in primary education. Underpinned by contemporary research and current policy The Primary Curriculum combines coverage of key subject-specific issues with relevant pedagogical approaches to teaching, offering a comprehensive overview of each major subject of primary education. Particular emphasis is placed on cross-curricular and creative approaches to teaching intelligently across different subject areas within the current curriculum framework. Curriculum progression from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2 is also emphasised. The Primary Curriculum is an essential companion for all students on primary initial teacher education courses. Patricia Driscoll and Judith Roden are established primary education authors and teach on initial teacher education courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education at University of Greenwich.
Since the publication of the first edition, Organising Learning in the Primary School Classroom has been recognised as an indispensable guide for primary school teachers in their quest for more effective practice in the classroom. It gives help on everyday problems of classroom organisation: how to group children, how to set out a classroom physically, how to make the most efficient use of time and resources. Now in its 4th edition, the book retains these strengths but has been brought right up to date with the many changes that are taking place nationally and globally. The book begins with a survey of these recent changes and goes on to consider their implications for teachers if today's schools are to prepare children for what is, to some extent, an unknown future. In addition to chapters on classroom organisation, the book includes chapters on: child development creativity PSHE and citizenship teaching language and literacy, ICT, mathematics and science the foundation subjects working with parents working effectively with Teaching Assistants evaluating and assessing learning teaching children with special educational needs or exceptional ability. Throughout, the aim is to get teachers and student teachers to analyse their own classrooms and to produce solutions that will work for them. This book will be invaluable not only to newly qualified teachers, but also to experienced practitioners wishing to review their work.
This text guides primary staff to Internet sites of value to the national curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 offering appropriate ways of using ICT in the classroom. It contains practical activities, information and advice on developing and supporting class activities.
The new edition of Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces practising and student teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Fully updated and expanded with brand new chapters reflecting the abundant changes in the field since the first edition was published, it offers practical guidance underpinned by the latest research and teaching in the field. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and examples together with a glossary explaining key terms. It focuses on how technology-based practices can support the teaching of individual subjects, as well as a range of teaching and learning styles. Key topics covered include: Support reading and writing with ICT Enhancing mathematics with technology ICT in the foundation subjects Computer programming Creativity and ICT ICT and sustainability Linking home and school Digital technologies for special educational needs Mobile technologies Gaming and virtual worlds Assessment E-Safety Written for all training primary teachers, as well as more experienced teachers and ICT co-ordinators looking for guidance on the latest innovative practice,Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School, 2nd edition offers advice and ideas for creative, engaging and successful teaching and learning.
This book supports primary trainees in their learning and teaching approach to the core humanities subjects: geography, history and religion. It promotes an integrated approach to these subject areas and encourages trainees to reflect on the links between subjects, across the curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. This edition has been updated to incorporate the revised Professional Standards for the Award of QTS and addresses key initiatives such as Excellence and Enjoyment, Every Child Matters and the Primary National Strategy for Literacy and Mathematics.
Art has always been an important part of the primary school experience. It is now one of the foundation subjects in the National Curriculum. In this book, John Lancaster helps teachers rise to the challenge of art for young children. He encourages thought about the purpose of art teaching, and at the same time provides a wealth of project ideas and helpful advice on how to organize art, craft and design in the primary classroom. The book, fully illustrated with charts and black and white plates, gives practical advice on how to: define suitable objectives and plan lessons so as to achieve them make the best use of natural and man-made resources within and outside the classroom present children's work effectively by display throughout the school encourage aesthetic awareness and art knowledge by a study of the historical and cultural aspects Organise and benefit from visits to local art galleries approach assessment of children's art and craft activities This is a basic philosophical and practical guide which will give confidence to new teachers and fresh ideas to their more experienced colleagues.
Presents strategies for effective elementary school teaching, covering such topics as managing classroom behavior, lesson plans, and understanding how students learn.
Intended for the use of primary head teachers, class teachers and teachers in training, this book examines the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act in respect of religious education in schools. It offers guidance on ways in which religious education can be developed successfully.
Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.
Teaching in Primary Schools is the first truly comprehensive overview of the issues and practicalities of primary school teaching at the approach of the millennium. Balancing theoretical principles with many practical illustrations, the book deals with essential issues such as the context of primary education, teacher competences, assessment and classroom management. It is also one of the first texts to cover the new National Curriculum for Teacher Training, which is effective from autumn 1998. The book discusses the whole of the National Curriculum for Primary Education; however, in line with current national concerns and government thinking about educational standards and priorities, whole chapters are devoted to each of the four key areas: English, mathematics, science, and information and communications technology. Teaching in Primary Schools is an invaluable handbook for both the student and the newly qualified teacher as well as for anyone considering entry into the primary teaching profession.
Do you believe that continuous improvement in teaching is essential? Do you wish to enhance your understanding of how children learn? Are you eager to become a well-informed professional? From the author of the hugely respected Foundations of Primary Teaching, this advanced textbook explores the essential elements of teaching and learning and the process of becoming a caring and competent teacher. It introduces a wide range of education issues, challenges and requirements with the intention of promoting advanced classroom practice, both for individuals and within teams. The book offers insights, ideas, hints and thought-provoking education topics for individual reflection and team discussion. With a focus on understanding the teaching and learning processes and the factors that impact upon providing a high quality education for every pupil, this book discusses in detail key learning skills, dilemmas and challenges for primary teachers and themes in continuing professional development. It covers issues in teaching and learning including: The nature/nurture debate Motivation Emotional and moral development Raising boys' achievement levels Gender and teachers Accelerated learning Reflective practice. Including action points, hints and challenges, this book will be of interest to trainee teachers, postgraduates, experienced qualified teachers, deputy head teachers and head teachers who wish to be more consistently effective and make a positive impact on the lives of children in their primary classroom.
How can teaching across the curriculum improve children’s learning? How can you plan meaningful, imaginative topic work? Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by presenting in accessible language a rationale and framework for teaching across the subjects. This second edition has been fully updated in light of the new curriculum, and shows how cross-curricular work can contribute to deeper subject knowledge. Illustrated throughout with examples of effective topic work in successful schools, this book provides guidance on the underpinning theory and strategies to facilitate cross-curricular work with young children. With a new structure to emphasise the importance of careful planning and preparation, issues covered include: How children learn The theory and rationale behind the cross-curricular approach Developing the curriculum and lesson planning Teaching and learning in an integrated way at KS1 and KS2 Cross-curricular approaches for maths Whole school approaches and team teaching for cross-curricular teaching The role of support staff in cross-curricular teaching Improving children’s thinking skills Supporting children with special needs Using new media and drama to facilitate cross-curricular learning Assessing cross-curricular learning. Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School provides much needed support for busy student and practising teachers. Packed with practical ideas, it offers an accessible guide to all aspects of introducing an integrated curriculum.
This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.
Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.
Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old, but he is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. Auggie sees himself as just an ordinary kid and all he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?