Primary English Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Jane Medwell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526413752
Format: PDF
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The is the essential subject knowledge text for primary English that will secure the knowledge and understanding needed for confident, creative and effective teaching.

Primary English Teaching Theory and Practice

Author: Jane Medwell
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526413477
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now with online resources to support teaching practice! An extensive knowledge of the primary English curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach English in the primary classroom. This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring and assessment and relates these specifically to primary English, with new material on assessment without levels. Greater coverage of teaching grammar is also included, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of their teaching. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this 8th edition now includes online resources on the brand new companion website: - Practical lesson ideas for the classroom - The Primary National Curriculum for English in Key Stages one and two - Tips for planning primary English - A recommended children’s book list - Useful weblinks for primary English teaching Using this new edition with the supporting online material makes it an essential guide to effective and creative English teaching.

Primary English Audit and Test

Author: Sue Reid
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446298191
Format: PDF, Docs
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This popular, widely recommended, text supports trainees on primary initial teacher training courses where a secure knowledge and understanding of English is required for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). A rigorous and focused test enables trainees to identify their strengths and weaknesses in English. This test can be revisited at key stages in their course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing a knowledge of English and is linked to the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.

Primary Science Audit and Test

Author: Jenny Byrne
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1446298167
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you are a primary trainee, you must demonstrate a knowledge of science to be recommended for QTS. This popular, widely recommended, text helps you audit your knowledge of science and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of science and is linked to the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.

Understanding and Teaching Primary Geography

Author: Simon Catling
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526451018
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book outlines how good teaching of primary geography can extend children's world awareness and help them make connections between their environmental and geographical experiences. Chapters offer guidance on important learning and teaching issues as well as the use and creation of resources from the school environment to the global context. It covers all the key topics in primary geography including: understanding places physical and human geography environmental sustainability learning outside the classroom global issues citizenship and social justice. Summaries, classroom examples and practical and reflective tasks are included throughout to foster understanding and support the effective teaching of primary geography.

Primary Mathematics Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Claire Mooney
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473907063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The essential subject knowledge text for primary mathematics. Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. This comprehensive text includes interactive tasks, a self assessment section to allow trainees to better understand their level of knowledge and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. This 7th edition is updated in line with the new National Curriculum and includes updated research summaries reflecting the latest thinking. This highly recommended text helps trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of mathematics.

Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Author: Jim Johnson
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473918758
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book is fantastic and has been purchased by many of our students who have subsequently passed the skill test." - Sarah Martin-Denham, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Literacy Skills Test before starting their course. This professional skills test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as comprehension and spelling and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Literacy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This fourth edition, co-written by an author of the test itself, is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. This is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help students pass first time. It helps students to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK For the purposes of the test, literacy is seen as comprising the four sections: Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Comprehension. Each section has its own chapter. There you will find an explanation of the knowledge required, examples of the features of literacy being tested and explicitly direction about what to do in the test. There are practice questions for each section. Chapter 5 is a complete literacy practice skills test for you to work through, and Chapter 6 contains answers and explanatory key points for all the questions in the main chapters, and for the practice test. Revision checklist You can use the checklist in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.

Primary Computing and Digital Technologies

Author: Keith Turvey
Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
ISBN: 9781473961562
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? Practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the subject knowledge needed to teach it. This Seventh Edition is a guide to teaching the computing content of the new Primary National Curriculum. It includes many more case studies and practical examples to help you to see what good practice in teaching computing looks like in the classroom. It also explores the use of ICT in the primary classroom for teaching all curriculum subjects and for supporting learning in every day teaching. New chapters have been added on physical computing and on coding and the importance of web literacy, bringing the text up-to-date. Computing is both a subject and a powerful teaching and learning tool throughout the school curriculum and beyond, into many areas of children's learning lives. This text highlights the importance of supporting children to become discerning and creative users of digital technologies as opposed to passive consumers.