Primary Matters magazine

Primary Matters, NATE’s magazine dedicated to primary members, is written by primary teachers, researchers, authors and the foremost English primary specialists.  Always with primary colleagues in mind, this magazine provides the busy classroom practitioner with ideas that are, stimulating, entertaining, sometimes controversial but invariably practical. Creative, vibrant and attractively presented, this is a magazine to dip into again and again. Articles appreciate the diversity of the primary environment and offer suggestions to hone pupils’ English skills across the curriculum in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Primary Matters will take your teaching of English to a higher level.

Opportunities to have your work published

We welcome proposals from all teachers of English so get in touch if you have an idea for an article or would like to inform us of an excellent free resource or opportunity. You can download sample articles below. Click on the front page to read the latest edition. We have made the latest eco-friendly edition of the magazine free to all teachers this term To access previous editions and receive future publications, please sign in or join.

Editor: Janet Gough, NATE Primary Officer primary@nate.org.uk

Samples from the latest edition (Autumn 2021)

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Samples from Summer 2021

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Samples from Spring 2021

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 | Size: 2 MB 9th Jun 2020 Text choices in curriculum design - Leah-Crawford  | Size: 3 MB 12th Feb 2021 Reading for meaning  | Size: 8 MB 16th Apr 2020 NATE-Primary-Matters-Spring-2020  | Size: 1 MB 12th Feb 2021 During reading visual response  | Size: 4 MB 12th Feb 2021 Calling the shots  | Size: 976 KB 12th Feb 2021 Book reviews  | Size: 2 MB 6th Mar 2020 8 First Encounters with the Bard  | Size: 3 MB 6th Mar 2020 7 Re-thinking Success Criteria by James Durran, Liz Dyer and Heather Russell  | Size: 3 MB 6th Mar 2020 4 Reading Communities Teresa Cremin  | Size: 1 MB 5th Jun 2020 4 - 7 You may live in interesting times - David Gibbons  | Size: 1 MB 22nd Sep 2020 37-42 Transforming learning across the curriculum  | Size: 3 MB 5th Jun 2020 34-37-Books to help us hope_Pippa Agyemang  | Size: 2 MB 22nd Sep 2020 34-35 Neglected non fiction  | Size: 6 MB 6th Mar 2020 22 Free Writing Friday  | Size: 751 KB 6th Mar 2020 19 Should we teach children about the news  | Size: 2 MB 29th May 2020 16 The Power of Story  | Size: 2 MB 29th May 2020 16 Spotlight on Red Barn Primary School, Portchester  | Size: 1 MB 22nd Sep 2020 14-18 You can never have too much poetry  | Size: 2 MB 6th Mar 2020 12 The power of what if  | Size: 2 MB 29th May 2020 12 Never Such Innocence by Lucy Kentish  | Size: 487 KB 5th Jun 2020 11-14-Power up spelling Kelly Ashley  | Size: 964 KB 6th Mar 2020 10 Talk Matters  | Size: 2 MB 24th Sep 2020 02 The Writer s Eye Pie Corbett
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