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Planning the Primary National Curriculum
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Planning the Primary National Curriculum
A complete guide for trainees and teachers

Third Edition
Edited by:


April 2021 | 312 pages | Learning Matters
A complete guide for trainees and teachers

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.  

 
About this book
 
SECTION 1 Overview of planning
 
1 The planning context
 
2 Principles of planning
 
3 Mastery in the National Curriculum
 
SECTION 2 Subject planning
 
4 Planning English in the national curriculum
 
5 Planning mathematics in the national curriculum
 
6 Planning science in the national curriculum
 
7 Planning art and design in the national curriculum
 
8 Planning computing in the national curriculum
 
9 Planning design and technology in the national curriculum
 
10 Planning geography in the national curriculum
 
11 Planning history in the national curriculum
 
12 Planning languages in the national curriculum
 
13 Planning music in the national curriculum
 
14 Planning physical education in the national curriculum
 
SECTION 3 Putting the curriculum together
 
15 Decolonising the curriculum
 
About this book
 
SECTION 1 Overview of planning
 
1 The planning context
 
2 Principles of planning
 
3 Mastery in the National Curriculum
 
SECTION 2 Subject planning
 
4 Planning English in the national curriculum
 
5 Planning mathematics in the national curriculum
 
6 Planning science in the national curriculum
 
7 Planning art and design in the national curriculum
 
8 Planning computing in the national curriculum
 
9 Planning design and technology in the national curriculum
 
10 Planning geography in the national curriculum
 
11 Planning history in the national curriculum
 
12 Planning languages in the national curriculum
 
13 Planning music in the national curriculum
 
14 Planning physical education in the national curriculum
 
SECTION 3 Putting the curriculum together
 
15 Planning across the curriculum
 
16 Planning the rest of the curriculum

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.

Ms Nicola Tierney
School of Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
August 5, 2021

A fantastic resource for trainee teachers and NQTs, packed full of clear guidance and really helpful ideas

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
July 27, 2021

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.

Mrs Louise Connolly
School of Teacher Development, Bishop Grosseteste University
May 12, 2021

Keira Sewell