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Subject Teaching in Primary Education

Subject Teaching in Primary Education

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March 2014 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'An essential read for trainee and newly qualified teachers covering all key areas of the primary curriculum. There is a real sense of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners writing about "what makes good" and why, with lots of clear practical examples of how to put ideas into practice.' - Jackie Keith, Deputy Head and Programme Leader for School Direct, London East Teacher Training Alliance

To be a successful teacher in primary schools you need to have an informed understanding of a wide range of subjects.  This book provides clear guidance of good practice teaching different subjects in primary education, informed by current curriculum directions, and full of practical advice for the classroom. 

Key features:
  • Clear links to the 2014 National Curriculum in England
  • 'In the classroom' examples from schools demonstrate intelligent and engaging ways to teach different subjects
  • Reflective questions challenge you to critically engage with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching
This is essential reading for students on primary initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct) and employment-based routes into teaching. 
Sue Fawson
Early years
Christine Hickman
Art and design
Helen Caldwell and Gareth Honeyford
Computing and digital literacy
Jo Barter-Boulton and Jo Palmer
Gill Chambers, Kate Coleman and Gareth Davies
Ken Bland
Mary Bracey, Paul Bracey and Sandra Kirkland
Paul Gurton
Alice Hansen and Balbir Ahir
Carol Wetton
Emma Whewell, Karen Woolley and Robert Kellam
Physical education
Ellie Hill
Religious education
Babs Dore and Lyn Dawes

This is well written and very clear in outlining the complex role of a class teacher.

Miss Diana Parton
Department of Primary Education, Bedfordshire University
June 19, 2015

A necessary resource to reflect the new National Curriculum. The chapters are carefully presented and for students on the BEd Early Years Teaching route ( 3 - 7), the first chapter acts as a transition process from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Keystage 1 and beyond.

Department of Education (North Campus), London Metropolitan University
June 9, 2015

Useful text. Recommended text for Whole Curriculum Studies.

Miss Julie Taylor
Centre for Professional Education, Warwick University
June 8, 2015

A useful text covering the range of primary subjects enabling the student to see an overview of subject knowledge and understanding in all subjects. The PE chapter highlights key principles for teaching and learning which will supplement their understanding.

Mrs Alison Carney
Department of Childhood Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
March 11, 2015

This text will be used in conjunction with others, so give students a broader perspective about curriculum design and delivery.

Mr Imran Mogra
Faculty of Education (Perry Barr), Birmingham City University
December 18, 2014

Helpful addition to the reading for the module

Mrs Dawn Burnham
Dept Of Applied Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
December 11, 2014

A useful book to give an introduction to the primary curriculum for trainee teachers embarking on their studies. The case studies provide insights into how the curriculum could be structured in the primary classroom.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
September 24, 2014

I have used this across the curriculum modules as have other colleagues in their subject areas. It's lovely for our students to see their lecturers in print.

Mrs Tracy Jane Wallis
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
September 19, 2014

A good text for any student studying primary education. Very assessable with each chapter providing a good overview of key issues.

Mr Michael Green
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
August 26, 2014

'Subject Teaching in Primary Schools' is a very accessible read, and would be ideal reading for students new to teaching, and as a quick reference for teachers on subjects with which they need to become more familiar. The short chapters are pithy, and inevitably don't cover all aspects - but this is addressed by pointing to further reading by respected authors. The introduction should be read by all student teachers.

Mr David Wheway
Department Of Primary Education, Canterbury Christ Church Univ.
July 18, 2014

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Chapter 1: Early Years

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