Tony Young and Miranda Thomas
This book aims to give parents an understanding what their children are learning and doing in primary school, and to help parents support their children in getting the best out of classes and learning.
The authors set out a year-by-year breakdown of what the child will be taught in the ten main subjects covered in primary school: English, Maths, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages, and Music. They include suggestions of how parents can support their children in school, including useful websites and apps, while also offering a detailed explanation of what exactly the new National Curriculum consists of and how best to approach it.
Toby Young is a robust advocate of Free schools, setting up the first free school (West London Free school) under the Coalition government’s Free schools Programme, though is best known for his book How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. Miranda Thomas is an A level physics teacher in Wiltshire, as well as being the Chair of Governors at her local primary school.
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