The Computing and ICT course aims to familiarise trainees with core concepts, including such terms as algorithm, simple program, logical reasoning, decomposing, sequence, selection and repetition. In this article, I briefly outline how I have done this in my school.
The benefit of enshrining the connections between key stage topic, religious subject matter and taught disposition in a four year rolling program, are that teachers delivering RE in each key stage are required to make the links described within it.
The History course considers the nature of historical evidence and strategies for engaging children in problem-solving historical detective work. For example, a child who struggles to read can be given visual sources to aid their learning rather than long pieces of text, thus benefitting the child more p.
Pupils are given every opportunity to become involved with local, national and global initiatives which enhance their PHSE learning, for example, Junior Citizenship programme run by Wandsworth borough for our year 5 pupils, we take part in the Enabling Enterprise scheme, a national initiative that develops team dynamics and workplace based skills, focusing on communication, presentation and collaborative projects.
Both statements reflect on the importance of teaching history and other foundation subjects, yet focuses on extra-curricular benefits. The school itself can be studied for design elements that can be analysed to identify the age of the building. As part of the Professional Standards for qualified teacher status QTSteachers are expected to demonstrate that they are able to plan opportunities for children to learn in out-of-school environments DfE,p.
Out-of-school learning helps to develop skills including decision-making, group work and critical thinking, all of which are key attributes to have. This has dovetailed with a whole-staff approach to developing awareness of what different levels in RE actually look like: Your job will be to make the teaching of high quality RE easier for your fellow staff by making the tough decisions as I outlined in designing the rolling program and then to go even further by providing the necessary resources, examples and opportunities for staff to consult you on their planning.
E-safety remains a major focus of the course, as does the use of the IWB for teaching and learning.
For instance, guidance on the Citizenship Foundation website http: For instance, whilst the committed participant model allows the teacher to openly present their own opinion, beliefs etc, some would argue that the teacher should never make their own position known in the classroom as to do so may be to bias a discussion or inadvertently influence the opinions of their students.
In many cases consent from the parent will need to be given in order to take children out of school. The generation of an assessment task, which allows children to demonstrate the requisite skills to provide evidence for a level takes practice! We are extremely well resourced at West Hill with an exciting new ICT suite, access to ipads for all children along with other hand held technologies.
Each year group from 3 to 6 go to the swimming pool, at Southfields Community College, for half a term once a year. West Hill is a multi-faith community in which everyone is expected to listen and respect the thoughts and beliefs of others.
Teachers need to be aware of the breadth of coverage expected in the National Framework and Agreed Syllabus, in order to strike some sort of balance. Student Profiles The Art course encourages trainees to develop a practical and inventive approach to teaching art in schools through the experience of working with a variety of materials and techniques.
The sessions aim to offer a balance of theory and practice through demonstration of methods and resources, discussion and active participation.The underlying basis for the inclusion of foundation subjects within early years and primary education might not be immediately apparent, particularly for first year students studying towards qualified teacher status - A Rationale for teaching the Foundation Subjects introduction.
This essay will, therefore, unfold the reasons for this inclusion. Faculty of Education / Study with Us / PGCE Study / Primary PGCE / Primary PGCE: Foundation Subjects.
The Faculty of Education. Departments A-Z. Home; About. Map & How To Reach Us; Job Opportunities in the Faculty; Visiting Scholars; This course is an introduction to teaching Religious Education in early primary and primary settings. Primary to secondary transfer: What are the main concerns?
57 Transfer strategies 57 Past reviews have been largely re-active, driven by the need to reduce curriculum Review also considers how far the existing division between ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects remains valid in a curriculum geared to providing breadth and balance.
Teachers are required to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum covering the core subjects: Literacy, Numeracy and Science and the foundation subjects and where possible ensuring five non-statutory cross-curricular elements including creativity, ICT, global issues and literacy and numeracy across.
Feb 06, · About Foundation subjects, Normal (Acad.) & Normal (Tech.) Getting your child into that dream Primary school is just the start of a 6 year journey.
Discuss issues you face with supporting your child's studies in Primary schools. Foundation subjects: Computing/ICT. Religious Education: spontaneous questions on religious matters are raised by pupils or there are issues related to religion that arise in other subjects such as history or citizenship.
If pupils are withdrawn from RE, schools have a duty to supervise them, though not to provide additional teaching or.Download