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Sequencing the Primary Curriculum

Sequencing the Primary Curriculum

October 2023 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is an introduction to the primary curriculum for all trainee and early career teachers. It shows how to sequence and plan your teaching in every curriculum subject to ensure you are offering balanced and cohesive learning opportunities that align with the National Curriculum in England.

  • Build your subject knowledge in line with the National Curriculum
  • Sequence your teaching so that key curriculum content is threaded through all your lesson plans
  • Explore the basics of curriculum design to support your professional development and help children to learn and remember more over time

This is essential reading for trainee teachers on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, BEd, BA with QTS); school-based (School Direct, SCITT, Teaching Apprenticeships) routes into teaching, and early career and experienced teachers wishing to enhance their practice.

Part 1
Chapter 1: What is the curriculum?
Chapter 2: The National Curriculum
Chapter 3: A coherent, sequenced primary curriculum
Chapter 4: Diversity and inclusion
Part 2
Chapter 5: Early Reading
Chapter 6: English
Chapter 7: Maths
Chapter 8: Science
Chapter 9: History
Chapter 10: Geography
Chapter 11: Art
Chapter 12: Music
Chapter 13: Design Technology
Chapter 14: PE
Chapter 15: Languages
Chapter 16: Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)
Chapter 17: Computing

I wish I’d had access to this kind of resource, which provides precise and definitive answers to many of our sector’s most pressing questions about the curriculum. Why should we sequence it? What benefits does it offer for children's learning? How do we execute it effectively?

Emma Cate Stokes
Key stage one phase lead, East Sussex
Schools Week Ed. 340

Sequencing the primary curriculum offers clarity in the complex realm of primary education. For newcomers, it's a guiding light. For experienced educators, it’s a resourceful handbook. It does a great job of encapsulating the essential insights of the primary curriculum, and with justified and widespread concern about how overcrowded it is, that is no mean feat.

Emma Cate Stokes
Key stage one phase lead, East Sussex
Schools Week Ed. 340

Important to support early career and trainee teachers in understanding the principles underpinning the effective sequencing of the curriculum to support pupil progress.

Mr Gary Pykitt
School of Education, Birmingham City University
October 26, 2023

Sample Materials & Chapters

Sample Chapter - Diversity and Inclusion

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