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Starting Primary in Sept - recommended reading/resources

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by hardiesarah84, May 3, 2011.

  1. Hi there
    I will be starting a PGCE General Primary at Southampton University in September and am thinking it may be worth doing some reading now to lighten the load when I start the course.
    I have not received a reading list yet and wondered whether anyone already doing a PGCE course could suggest any books or resources that you have found useful.
    Many thanks in advance.

  2. beethan31

    beethan31 New commenter

    Have a think about any subject weaknesses you may have. When I did my PGCE, Maths was my weakness. I found the best book for me was 'Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers' by Derek Haylock. (It's now in its 4th edition)
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I agree with beethan31 about targeting your subject weaknesses. I can also recommend Haylock's book as a good introduction to teaching maths. It was required reading for my course but it's been useful regardless of that. The "Achieving QTS" series is also pretty good in my opinion - you can get those for all the different subjects.
  4. Russell Grigg - becoming an outstanding primary school teacher. Excellent resource and covers all aspects of the pgce experience.

    Paul Ginnis - The teachers toolkit again loads of fantastic ideas of activities that you make like to include in your teaching and help you to develop you teaching philosophy.


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