Bloomsbury Books is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney, and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Content Services, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing, and Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing. They are now hosting a competition for teachers to win:
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: History – £13.49
Teaching history without reference to genuine historical sources from the relevant period is unimaginable, as engaging with real historical material can inspire and captivate pupils’ interest. By introducing them to a source-based approach, their learning can be transformed and their historical skills developed. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: History is brimming with imaginative ideas to teach history in the primary classroom. With each idea based on an original historical source from The National Archives, this book takes a skills-based approach that will not only help pupils understand the methods of historical enquiry, which is a key aim of the National Curriculum, but also make history real, captivating and exciting.
Themed to cover different source types, including photographs, government reports, cartoons, royal seals, manuscripts, and private and official letters, this book is ideal for building a picture of the past. The historical sources can be previewed in the book and downloaded from a companion website, allowing them to be integrated into teaching tools.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Questioning – £13.49
Questioning is key to effective teaching and learning, yet practical questioning strategies that are immediately useable in the classroom can be hard to come by. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Questioning presents practical strategies, games and activities not only to help teachers improve their own questioning in the classroom but also to allow pupils to develop an understanding of how they too can ask effective questions to develop their learning.
Using philosophical approaches including ownership, authenticity, balance and Socratic principles, Peter Worley, co-founder of The Philosophy Foundation, provides guidance and ideas on how questioning can help pupils reach the next step and activate their own thinking. He also encourages teachers to reflect on their practice and the effect of questioning on children’s progress. The ideas in this book are applicable to all subjects in a primary teacher’s curriculum and are ideal for establishing good questioning strategies and a solid understanding of this core element of teaching.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Engaging Parents – £13.49
Parental engagement with children’s learning is the best lever we have to raise achievement in schools. However, there is a gap between what is known from the research and actual practice at the chalkface in schools. Parents are still often seen as ‘helping’ the school, rather than having a direct role in their children’s learning. Bringing together one of the main researchers in the field and an educational consultant, this book utilises their experience to present 100 evidence-based ideas to help primary teachers engage parents in their children’s learning.
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Engaging Parents presents ideas for supporting the most effective forms of parental engagement, which are grounded in both the literature in the field and practical experience of working with schools and families. This book offers a clear, concise and easy-to-use format that takes into account how busy schools and teachers truly are!
100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Coding – £13.49
Coding comprises half of the National Curriculum strands for computing, and 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Coding is packed with resources that will give every teacher the confidence to deliver it. The easy-to-follow and practical activities in this book will be invaluable for all teachers, whether they are new to coding and just getting to grips with the basics, or are more experienced and wish to expand their repertoire.
All the ideas have been carefully selected and written to be appropriate for the widest range of pupils’ ages and abilities, and to be used with most coding platforms and devices – making them compatible with any existing scheme. Readers can also access and download additional free resources and templates online – 100 ideas is just the start!
Review – “Martin Burrett never fails to amaze – on Twitter, at a TeachMeet, with #UKEdChat and, in this case, in his books. He knows computers, he knows primary education and he knows how to engage pupils in their learning! This book covers all aspects of primary coding that teachers need in the classroom.” – Liam Murphy, Junior School Assistant Head, @ThisIsLiamM,
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