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Primary Curriculum Design and Delivery
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Primary Curriculum Design and Delivery



176 pages | Corwin UK
This is a practical guide for school leaders and teachers who have responsibility for designing and delivering a sequenced, knowledge-rich and skills-focused primary curriculum. It considers the elements that underpin a high-quality curriculum and how to create a sequential learning experience for pupils across the primary phase.

It explores a range of practical tools and techniques that can support staff to build a cohesive curriculum where pupils build on their learning from year to year with high-quality outcomes for all learners, whatever their starting point.

Key topics include:
  • How to create a whole school curriculum strategy that builds on prior learning and ensures knowledge and skills across a range of subjects
  • Creating opportunities for pupils to make connections across their learning
  • How learning is sequenced from early years to the end of Year 6
  • Identifying opportunities for pupils to deepen their competence in English, mathematics and across all the foundation subjects
Glynis Frater is the founder and a director of Learning Cultures. She has taught across both the primary and secondary phases of education and has led professional development on planning and delivering the primary curriculum.
 
Chapter 1: The Curriculum as the fulcrum for learning and achievement – a review of the past 10 years
 
Chapter 2: Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact – Creating a whole school synergy
 
Chapter 3: Creating a high-quality curriculum as a tapestry of learning: skills, concepts and knowledge
 
Chapter 4: Skills for learning: weaving literacy, numeracy and thinking skills across the curriculum
 
Chapter 5: Concepts and Subject Knowledge: creating subject specific and cross-curricular connections
 
Chapter 6: Sequencing the learning for depth and progression
 
Chapter 7: Assessing learning: creating a collaborative and cohesive strategy for positive formative assessment
 
Chapter 8 - Curriculum Cohesion – a school in synergy
 
Chapter 9: Drawing together the strands that define a high quality curriculum

Glynis Frater

Glynis Frater is the founder and a director of Learning Cultures. She has taught across both the primary and secondary phases of education, she has been involved in creation and implementation of professional development for leaders, managers and teachers who are tasked with the complexities of planning and delivering the primary curriculum. She has also worked closely with the research community and with experts in curriculum design and delivery; as well as contributing to shaping policy in how to ensure the education profession has the knowledge and skills to deliver a deep and rich curriculum. More About Author