‘A highly practical overview of creative teaching and learning for both novice and seasoned primary teachers; this second edition features useful content on the new National Curriculum in England, such as possibilities for creativity in different subjects and consideration of creative assessment. In a nutshell, super-accessible and inspiring!’ -Emese Hall, PGCE Primary Lead & MA Creative Arts in Education Tutor, University of Exeter Creativity is an integral element of any primary classroom, and the new curriculum allows greater freedom than ever before to incorporate this in your teaching. Being a creative teacher involves generating new ideas, reflecting upon and evaluating different teaching approaches, and establishing an environment that supports creativity in your pupils. Filled with ideas, activities and reflective tasks and underpinned by relevant theory, this practical book explores how to develop as a creative teacher, empowering you to implement your own engaging and inspiring approaches to planning, teaching and assessment. Drawing from detailed real-life examples, this second edition includes: • Updated links to the new National Curriculum and Teachers’ Standards • More guidance for each curriculum subject area • Increased coverage of assessment and creative teaching for differentiation

Medium-Term Planning For Creative Outcomes

Medium-Term Planning For Creative Outcomes

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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To consider the different elements that are essential in creating a medium-term plan that will encourage and foster creativity in children, including:

  • The needs and interests of the children
  • The areas of learning specified for that academic year
  • The values that underpin the curriculum
  • The context within which the learning could occur
  • The balance of knowledge and application
  • The pace and flow across a term or half-term, where subjects can be ‘blocked’
  • Where links can be made and what should stay discrete
  • How creativity can be assessed

We have now come to the point of putting together all the elements outlined in previous chapters to be able to plan a cohesive and coherent learning experience for the children across ...

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