BA (Hons)

Primary Education (Early Years 3-7) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

An introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum through the consideration of theoretical, policy and practical perspectives.
Examine current theory, practice and policy regarding young children?s mathematical learning and development.
Explore children's linguistic development, language diversity and multimodal communication, and the importance of quality provision and practice at home in early childhood education and care settings.
Explore the importance of social and cultural settings, including popular culture for the development of playful teaching practice in early childhood education.
Discover how children aged 3-7 learn (and sometimes are prevented from learning), what constitutes learning behaviours and how behaviour is managed in the classroom.
Utilise your learning to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Gain an awareness of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.
An introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum through the consideration of theoretical, policy and practical perspectives.
Examine current theory, practice and policy regarding young children?s mathematical learning and development.
Explore children's linguistic development, language diversity and multimodal communication, and the importance of quality provision and practice at home in early childhood education and care settings.
Explore the importance of social and cultural settings, including popular culture for the development of playful teaching practice in early childhood education.
Discover how children aged 3-7 learn (and sometimes are prevented from learning), what constitutes learning behaviours and how behaviour is managed in the classroom.
Utilise your learning to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Gain an awareness of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.

What you'll learn

Explore how different countries and cultures organise and deliver early childhood care and education and examine how early childhood care and education developed in England from the 1800s to the present day.
Gain an understanding of the inclusive practices that cater for the individual needs of children aged 3-7, irrespective of race, religion, disability and gender.
Introducing the role of the primary school subject specialist, you will focus on developing significant subject knowledge for a curriculum area for pupils aged three to eleven.
Utilise your learning from year 2 to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements in Key Stage 1. Gain an awareness of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.
In order to prepare you for teaching this level, you’ll gain an understanding of a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1.
This module will provide a foundation for your future, considering issues concerned with the learning and teaching of English, mathematics and science and a range of foundation subjects at Key Stage 1.
Explore how different countries and cultures organise and deliver early childhood care and education and examine how early childhood care and education developed in England from the 1800s to the present day.
Gain an understanding of the inclusive practices that cater for the individual needs of children aged 3-7, irrespective of race, religion, disability and gender.
Introducing the role of the primary school subject specialist, you will focus on developing significant subject knowledge for a curriculum area for pupils aged three to eleven.
Utilise your learning from year 2 to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements in Key Stage 1. Gain an awareness of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.
In order to prepare you for teaching this level, you’ll gain an understanding of a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1.
This module will provide a foundation for your future, considering issues concerned with the learning and teaching of English, mathematics and science and a range of foundation subjects at Key Stage 1.

What you'll learn

Explore the positive impact of a creative environment and method of teaching on young children's learning.
Build your understanding of teaching early reading, including systematic phonics, and prepare to develop numeracy and literacy skills in children aged 3-7.
Develop your understanding of the role of a primary school subject specialist who manages a curriculum area for pupils aged three to eleven.
Develop an understanding of the full range of statutory duties of a primary teacher, including recording and reporting on progress in children's learning, the interplay between schools and support services and the responsibilities of teachers towards their schools and communities.
Undertake independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has been of personal interest and value. You will enhance your practice through critical analysis of your knowledge, understanding and practice in an identified area.
Utilise your learning from years one, two and three to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements in EYFS or Key Stage 1. Gain an understanding of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.
Explore the positive impact of a creative environment and method of teaching on young children's learning.
Build your understanding of teaching early reading, including systematic phonics, and prepare to develop numeracy and literacy skills in children aged 3-7.
Develop your understanding of the role of a primary school subject specialist who manages a curriculum area for pupils aged three to eleven.
Develop an understanding of the full range of statutory duties of a primary teacher, including recording and reporting on progress in children's learning, the interplay between schools and support services and the responsibilities of teachers towards their schools and communities.
Undertake independent learning in an area of the curriculum that has been of personal interest and value. You will enhance your practice through critical analysis of your knowledge, understanding and practice in an identified area.
Utilise your learning from years one, two and three to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements in EYFS or Key Stage 1. Gain an understanding of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.