The Really Useful Maths Book

The Really Useful Maths Book

Author: Tony Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317913559

Category: Education

Page: 326

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The Really Useful Maths Book is for all those who want children to enjoy the challenge of learning mathematics. With suggestions about the best ways to use resources and equipment to support learning, it describes in detail how to make learning the easy option for children.An easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide packed with ideas and activities, it is the perfect tool to help teachers who wish to develop their teaching strategies. The second edition has been fully updated in light of the latest research, as well as in response to the new mathematics curriculum. It includes many more practical activities for each mathematical topic and explores exciting new areas. Key topics covered include: Numbers and the number system Operations and calculations Shape and space Measures, statistics and data handling Cross-curricular approaches Resources and planning for teaching and learning Contexts for making sense of mathematics Bridges, strategies and personal qualities Dialogue and interactive teaching International perspectives on teaching and learning Psychology and neuroscience to maximize learning. The Really Useful Maths Book makes mathematics meaningful, challenging and interesting. It will be invaluable to practicing primary teachers, subject specialists, maths co-ordinators, student teachers, mentors, tutors, home educators and others interested in mathematics education programmes. Tony Brown was formerly the Director of ESCalate, the UK Centre for Education in HE at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. Henry Liebling formerly led Primary Mathematics Education at University College Plymouth, Marjon, UK.

The Really Useful Science Book

The Really Useful Science Book

Author: Steve Farrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136748721

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Written for classroom teachers and those in training, this book has been designed to support and extend teachers' and students' own knowledge and understanding of science, and should be of particular use to non-specialists. Throughout the book every effort has been made to interpret the ideas and concepts of science in user-friendly language, using everyday activities as illustrations. The book is divided into three sections: life and living processes materials and their properties physical processes. Key ideas are suggested for each section and then expanded to include important related science concepts. The book provides comprehensive knowledge for science at Key Stages 1 and 2, and sets the scene for teaching and learning at Key Stage 3.

The Really Useful Drama Book

The Really Useful Drama Book

Author: Roger McDonald

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317288046

Category: Education

Page: 152

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The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured around a wide range of texts, including wordless picturebooks, postmodern picturebooks, short stories, well-known texts by recognisable authors and some you may not have come across before, all chosen for their power to foster curiosity. The step-by-step sessions can also be adapted to incorporate your own ideas and passions, allowing you to structure them for the topics you’re exploring with your class. Each session is structured around two texts and offers a guide to the drama strategies used, teaching objectives, ideas for writing opportunities, problems, emotions and challenges to explore, and a clear guide to exploring each text. Ten key themes are explored: Suspense Prejudice Friendship Rhyme and rhythm War and conflict Nature Overcoming fear Possessions and obsessions Dreams Short stories With a focus on the crucial role of imagination in the classroom, The Really Useful Drama Book helps reclaim a purposeful, passionate pedagogy and shows teachers how drama can place children right at the heart of a story, encouraging their desire to ask questions, solve problems and search out new information.

The Really Useful Literacy Book

The Really Useful Literacy Book

Author: Tony Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136512278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Now in its third edition, The Really Useful Literacy Book is the definitive guide to the high quality teaching of literacy in your primary classroom. Written specifically for primary school teachers and student trainee teachers, this book offers inventive ideas for the classroom together with an accessible and informative summary of the theories that underpin them. It explores creative approaches to literacy teaching as well as offering a range of units on all areas – speaking, listening, reading and writing. While this book provides creative ideas that can be taken by teachers and developed for their own classrooms, it clearly explains the theoretical rationale for these ideas. It can also be used by school literacy leaders to develop whole school approaches and high quality teaching throughout the school. This accessible and engaging text will be an essential companion for all primary teachers, at any stage in their career, looking to motivate, engage and challenge their children in their literacy lessons.

The Really Useful Primary Languages Book

The Really Useful Primary Languages Book

Author: Jayne Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317478669

Category: Education

Page: 236

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The Really Useful Primary Languages Book is an easily accessible guide, full of handy resources and activities which are perfect to dip into for enjoyable, engaging and ultimately effective language lessons. Providing principles, approaches and ideas to help bring the teaching of languages to life in your classroom, this highly practical book will be essential reading for the development of children’s language skills across Key Stage 2. With examples of practice included throughout, the book covers key topics such as: principles of good planning mixed age classes developing skills such as literacy and oracy phonics grammar storytelling, poems and songs using language games and activities activities for developing reading skills supporting children’s writing integrating learning a language with daily routines cross-curricular language learning peer and self-assessment involving parents in language work at school. The experienced author team draws upon their own personal teaching experience, coupled with knowledge of primary best practice and government guidance, to ensure that The Really Useful Primary Languages Book is a stimulating resource to help busy teachers, trainee teachers and teaching assistants to develop their own effective teaching style.

The Really Useful Physical Education Book

The Really Useful Physical Education Book

Author: Gary Stidder

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317285700

Category: Education

Page: 270

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The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers support, guidance and practical ideas for effective, innovative and imaginative physical education lessons. Underpinned by easy-to-understand theory, this second edition is fully updated in line with the National Curriculum for Physical Education at Key Stages 3 and 4 and provides a wide range of high-quality lessons alongside engaging teaching examples and methodologies. With an emphasis on inclusive physical education, it highlights the ways in which schools can re-design the curriculum to ensure maximum enjoyment for all pupils. Key topics covered include: • Planning, progression and assessment • Health and safety issues • Inclusive track and field athletics • Adapting activities to support SEND • Swimming and water-based activities • Alternative activities including street-surfing and combat sports • Introducing dance into the curriculum • Enjoyable gymnastics for physical literacy • On-site adventurous activities • Values-based teaching • Teaching accredited awards • Using new and emerging technologies The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers essential advice and inspiration for both trainee and practising teachers responsible for the 11–16 age range. It is a must-read for all those who want to make their lesson inclusive and fun whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle and enthusiasm for lifelong activity.

The Really Useful ICT Book

The Really Useful ICT Book

Author: Jill Jesson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136680403

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The Really Useful ICT Book is a practical and easy-to-use guide to give you all the confidence you need to use ICT really effectively inside and outside the primary classroom. It makes clear how ICT can be taught as a standalone subject, and how it can be used easily and imaginatively to enhance teaching other subjects. Jam-packed with ideas and templates to save you time, this friendly handbook offers an introduction to: using ICT inside the classroom – including interactive whiteboards, computer suites, VLEs and e-safety using ICT outside the classroom – including word processors, laptops, data loggers and digital cameras when and how to use a wide range of software and hardware – from spreadsheet packages through to digital photography, e-portfolios and software simulation using ICT in all subject areas practical suggestions for using ICT in cross-curricular topics using ICT to develop teacher and pupil creativity using ICT for assessment and in your professional role. With an emphasis on developing children’s creativity and on progression from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, The Really Useful ICT Book is a comprehensive compendium of advice and inspiration for all training, newly qualified and experienced teachers, as well as those in support roles in primary schools.

The Really Useful Book of Science Experiments

The Really Useful Book of Science Experiments

Author: Tracy-ann Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317666035

Category: Education

Page: 210

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The Really Useful Book of Science Experiments contains 100 simple-to-do science experiments that can be confidently carried out by any teacher in a primary school classroom with minimal (or no!) specialist equipment needed. The experiments in this book are broken down into easily manageable sections including: It’s alive: experiments that explore our living world, including the human body, plants, ecology and disease A material world: experiments that explore the materials that make up our world and their properties, including metals, acids and alkalis, water and elements Let’s get physical: experiments that explore physics concepts and their applications in our world, including electricity, space, engineering and construction Something a bit different: experiments that explore interesting and unusual science areas, including forensic science, marine biology and volcanology. Each experiment is accompanied by a ‘subject knowledge guide’, filling you in on the key science concepts behind the experiment. There are also suggestions for how to adapt each experiment to increase or decrease the challenge. The text does not assume a scientific background, making it incredibly accessible, and links to the new National Curriculum programme of study allow easy connections to be made to relevant learning goals. This book is an essential text for any primary school teacher, training teacher or classroom assistant looking to bring the exciting world of science alive in the classroom.

The Really Useful Creativity Book

The Really Useful Creativity Book

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135201555

Category: Education

Page: 129

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The Really Useful Creativity Book provides creative teaching approaches and ideas that will enable children to develop their creative thinking and learning. Written for the primary school teacher, student or trainee teacher, the book shows you how to enable creativity to flourish in your classroom.

The Really Useful Primary Design and Technology Book

The Really Useful Primary Design and Technology Book

Author: Elizabeth Flinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317402558

Category: Education

Page: 284

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The Really Useful Primary Design and Technology Book brings together essential subject knowledge and pedagogy to support and inspire those planning to teach D&T in the primary school. Offering comprehensive coverage of the 2014 National Curriculum, as well as exciting ideas to extend beyond it, the book is packed full of everything the busy teacher needs to be able to develop children’s key skills and techniques, and a range of big and small projects to put them into practice. With crucial subject knowledge explained in detail, useful ‘How To’ guides at the end of each chapter reinforce the skills and technology covered with instructions for making a variety of models. Sets of lesson plans include information on the resources needed to support both more and less able children, and assessment guidance, ‘Top Tips’ and ‘Things to Consider’ provide extra help and inspiration. Key topics covered include: cooking and nutrition textiles and the design cycle IT control and monitoring mechanisms structures electronic systems the roles and responsibilities of the DT leader assessment of D&T. The Really Useful Primary Design and Technology Book provides all the information a new teacher needs to be able to teach D&T confidently, and with valuable cross-curricular links and photocopiable templates, even experienced teachers and subject leaders will find fresh inspiration for their lessons.

The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments

The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments

Author: Tracy-ann Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351270144

Category: Education

Page: 206

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How can a potato be a battery? How quickly will a shark find you? What food should you take with you when climbing a mountain? The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments presents 101 exciting, ‘real-world’ science experiments that can be confidently carried out by any KS3 science teacher in a secondary school classroom. It offers a mix of classic experiments together with fresh ideas for investigations designed to engage students, help them see the relevance of science in their own lives and develop a passion for carrying out practical investigations. Covering biology, chemistry and physics topics, each investigation is structured as a problem-solving activity, asking engaging questions such as, ‘How can fingerprints help solve a crime?’, or ‘Can we build our own volcano?’ Background science knowledge is given for each experiment, together with learning objectives, a list of materials needed, safety and technical considerations, detailed method, ideas for data collection, advice on how to adapt the investigations for different groups of students, useful questions to ask the students and suggestions for homework. Additionally, there are ten ideas for science based projects that can be carried out over a longer period of time, utilising skills and knowledge that students will develop as they carrying out the different science investigations in the book. The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments will be an essential source of support and inspiration for all those teaching in the secondary school classroom, running science clubs and for parents looking to challenge and excite their children at home.

The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years

The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years

Author: Harriet Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135866792

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Practitioners and students wishing to know how very young children develop an awareness of ICT will find this text invaluable. ICT has arguably one of the biggest impacts on every-day 21st century life, so its inclusion in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum reflects the need to encourage forward-looking practice in classrooms and nurseries. This book enables you to help young children develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of ICT, with chapters from contributors with a wide range of practical experience. Full of ideas and new thinking, this practical guide shows you how to: promote independence in children's use of ICT through resources like digital cameras and role-play toys. explore the nature of creativity through ICT, using it to support the more traditional areas of art, music, dance and writing use ICT to enhance the physical and sensory aspects of outdoor learning experiences. harness the potential of ICT in reaching children with a variety of different learning needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders. value children's home experiences of ICT and build on what they already know, and how to work with parents in developing their child's ICT capability. ICT can underpin all areas of learning for young children; this highly practical, inspirational and informative text is therefore relevant to all practitioners and students training in Early Years education.