Planning the Primary National Curriculum
A complete guide for trainees and teachers
- Keira Sewell - Education Consultant
Ready to Teach
To prepare to teach the new Primary National Curriculum, trainees need more than just the Programmes of Study. Trainee teachers need a resource to help them understand, plan for, teach and assess the curriculum. This is the guide to planning the Primary National Curriculum.
This book explores how to plan in primary schools. It covers curriculum design and structure, challenges to learning, and how children learn. New in this edition is a piece on Decolonising the Curriculum.
For each curriculum subject the programme of study is included, with notes to help students interpret it for in practice. The text covers how the teaching of each subject can be organised, assessment opportunities, key and essential resources in each subject, and how ICT can best be used in each subject to enhance teaching. Sequenced lesson examples in all subject chapters link theory to practice and highlight progression.
The final section of the book explores the many ways in which the curriculum can be delivered. It includes the creative curriculum, dialogic teaching, cross-curricular learning and more current thinking about interpreting the curriculum.
useful guide for trainee teachers
We will be putting this on the highly recommended reading list for the Curriculum module and the planning module on the Early Years and Primary Studies Degree programme. A very good book which covers at sufficient depth what you need to know in relevant sections covering all of the core curriculum areas.
Useful for students to have a text which covers the whole curriculum whilst maintaining subject-specificity in individual chapters. Maths section corresponds to the ideas / values which we promote on the course.
A fantastic resource for trainee teachers and NQTs, packed full of clear guidance and really helpful ideas
We have decided to add this on the pre-course reading list for our Y1 undergraduate trainee teachers. It is a good introductory book about planning and gives the key information without overloading them with too much.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 15 - Planning Across the Curriculum