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Primary Curriculum Knowledge...

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by greasychipbuttie, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. greasychipbuttie

    greasychipbuttie New commenter

    hi all,

    Having been offered a place I now what to start building my confidence and knowledge of the primary curriculum.

    I’m not going to lie, I had to really revise to past the skills tests and being nearly 40 the methods taught these day and the terminology is all brand new!

    I’ve purchased a couple of grammar books to help me, and will for numeracy but any other ideas of what I can read to help me?!

    Literally starting from scratch and can just about cope with a verb or noun but doesn’t take long for me to struggle and I worry if my first placement is YR5 or 6!! (Or even 3!!!)

  2. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    Have a look at the appendix of the NC for the grammar elements listed by each key stage.

    There are some great books called Jump-start and they give practical ideas to teach grammar. It may help you to remember the word classes.

    I taught prepositions through preposition pictionary on YouTube and there are some really good photos online to create own preposition word banks.

    There are some brilliant posters on ****** for word classes which give examples of each. Print the relevant ones for your class and display them in your classroom.

    Try to teach the grammar in context, for example imperative verbs when teaching instructions, time conjunctions for reports etc. Imperative verbs are 'bossy' verbs, so a picture of Little Miss Bossy always helps.

    YouTube is amazing for songs for different grammar concepts.

    Grammar should be fun!
  3. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    If it's subject knowledge you are trying to improve, have a look at what is produced for ks2 and ks1, e.g

    You'll cover quite a lot on your course around maths and English though. What you will probably find is little on the other subjects. Try and improve your knowledge of these. Computing for example as way too many primary teachers don't know how to teach it.
  4. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    CGP publish a range of excellent KS2 revision and study books which are directly linked to the NC - I would suggest you start there.

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