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Primary Curriculum Design and Delivery

Primary Curriculum Design and Delivery

May 2023 | 184 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

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