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Cross-curricular teaching in the primary school: planning and facilitating imaginative lessons

Cross-curricular teaching in the primary school: planning and facilitating imaginative lessons

Kerry, Trevor

How can teaching across the curriculum improve your children's learning? How can you plan meaningful, imaginative topic work? 'Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School' helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by accessibly presenting a framework for teaching across the subjects

eBook, Paperback, Hardback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2011
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Available: Newton Park

  • Newton Park – One available in Main Collection 372.1102/KER

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Trevor Kerry
ISBN: 0203840275, 0415565553, 0415565561, 9780203840276, 9780415565554, 9780415565561
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 190 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Education, Elementary Curricula.; Education.; Teaching skills; Cross curricular approach; Primary education; Elementary school teaching.


  1. Part I: Some Theoretical Issues
  2. 1. Introducing Cross-Curricular Teaching Trevor Kerry
  3. 2. How Children Learn Trevor Kerry
  4. Part II: Across the Age-Range
  5. 3. Cross-Curricular Teaching to Support Child-initiated Learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1 Elizabeth Wood
  6. 4. The Cross-Curricular Approach in Key Stage 1 Jane Johnston
  7. 5. The Cross-Curricular Approach in Key Stage 2 Christine Farmery
  8. Part III: Supporting All Learners
  9. 6. Whole School Approaches to Engage Learners Alex Bedford and Karen Parsons
  10. 7. Managing the Contribution of Support Staff to Cross-Curricular Learning Pat Foulkes and Jill Wallis
  11. 8. Monitoring the Work and Progress of the Most Able within an Integrated Curriculum Carolle Kerry, John Richardson and Sue Lambert
  12. Part IV: Issues, Skills and Approaches
  13. 9. Curriculum Planning and Preparation for Cross-Curricular Teaching Judith Laurie
  14. 10. Assessing Cross-Curricular Learning Kathleen Taylor
  15. 11. Using a Range of Media in Cross-Curricular Teaching Trevor Kerry
  16. 12. Planning Effective Team Teaching for Cross-Curricular Learning Peter Harrod and Trevor Kerry

Author note

Trevor Kerryis Emeritus Professor at the University of Lincoln and Visiting Professor at Bishop Grosseteste University College, UK.


'At a time when cross-curricular teaching is being explored and encouraged in a way that has not happened for a generation, Trevor Kerry's book is not only welcome and timely but thought-provoking and helpful. We should welcome this excellent contribution to the field.'- Professor Mark Brundrett, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Editor of Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education

'Creative teachers, heads and teacher-educators seeking to offer children the best opportunities for quality, relevant learning, where problem-solving and purposeful thinking are more important than the acquisition of subject-related facts, will welcome this thought-provoking book.'

'The authors use sound historical, theoretical and practical examples to propose an interdisciplinary holistic approach to a pedagogy - underpinned by a professional philosophy - which will benefit all involved in the learning process.'- Pam Dowson, Primary teacher, teacher-educator at the University of Cambridge, UK, and author ofThe Really Useful Creativity Book

'Brings together the essential principles of a cross- curricular approach and links theory to practice in an accessible format.'- Liz Hunt, Principal Norland College, Bath, UK