A secure knowledge of primary English is essential for the trainee teacher. Clear subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. Written to help trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of English, this fourth edition has been completely revised and updated. The text is structured around the current curriculum and incorporates the Primary National Strategy. All content is linked to the 2007 QTS Standards and new links are made to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Research Summaries include up-to-date references and new emphasis is put on links to primary modern foreign languages.