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 classroomWith 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 AssistantThis 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
Maggie Webster is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Edge Hill University and is the Subject leader for Primary Religious Education. Sarah Misra is a Senior Lecturer and PGCE Award Leader at Staffordshire University. She is currently doing an Ed.D with Chester University.
Dedication Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction by Maggie Webster & Sarah Misra Chapter 2: Art & Design by Sarah Misra Chapter 3: Computing by Chris Russell Chapter 4: Design & Technology by Wendy Dixon Chapter 5:Geography by Marion Hobbs Chapter 6:History by Christopher Russell Chapter 7:Languages by David Barker Chapter 8: Music by Ian Shirley Chapter 9: Physical Education by Mike Goulding Chapter 10: Religious Education by Maggie Webster Chapter 11: Learning Beyond the Classroom by Cait Talbot-Landers Further reading Information about the contributors Index