Curriculum (primary)

  • 8 ways schools promote reading for pleasure
    Get everyone on the same page when it comes to a love of reading, and be inspired to create a school-wide book buzz with these strategies, resources and initiatives from schools and organisations.
  • Alternative approaches to teaching reading
    Learn what approaches you can use alongside phonics, and who might need that extra support. Get ideas from a special school that offers a range of methods to help its pupils access the curriculum.
  • Alternative to guided reading: whole-class reading
    Some schools are moving away from 'carousel' reading sessions and implementing whole-class reading. Learn how this approach can work and how to introduce it in your school.
  • Computing: planning and assessment (primary)
    Learn how to plan and assess computing at the primary level. Find links to schemes of work, progression grids, assessment resources, and examples from a school and a local authority.
  • Key Stage (KS) 1 and KS2 swimming: requirements
    All maintained schools must provide swimming lessons in Key Stage (KS) 1 or KS2. Find out what maintained schools and academies are required to publish online about pupils' swimming attainment and what to do if a parent/carer wants to withdraw their child from these lessons.
  • Mastery teaching across the curriculum
    Be clear on what mastery means and see how you can help your teachers teach and assess it across the curriculum.