Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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Well, it was time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Latitude, longitude, day and night’, a theme I had to explore in some depth over the summer of 2020 when creating a bank of ‘locational knowledge’ resources with Simon Catling (Professor Emeritus of Primary Education based in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes …

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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Thursday afternoon soon comes around again … time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Mountains and volcanoes’, one of my favourite themes to teach when I was in the classroom. Word seems to have spread about our weekly webinars as our audience continues to grow, both in real time and for listening/viewing when time …

Time to explore again! (‘Let’s go on an amazing Amazon adventure!’)

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. Following the success and very positive feedback from previous multi-schools events (https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/10/15/lets-go-on-a-scintillating-south-american-adventure/, https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/12/03/off-to-south-america-once-again-virtually-of-course, https://create2inspire.co.uk/2021/03/25/lets-go-on-an-amazing-amazon-adventure/ and https://create2inspire.co.uk/2021/04/22/and-once-again-were-back-for-an-amazing-amazon-adventure/), we decided to offer another virtual ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ to Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and their pupils.  This time, more than 300 children and staff from four schools across the UK …

Keep up-to-date and don’t miss out on some freebies! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 6)

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘In depth; discussion; informative; resources; supportive.’ ‘Useful; up-to-date; informative; lots to read and take on board!’ Really useful; lots to explore!  Stress levels reduced – thank you!’ ‘Fascinating; informative; engaging; excellent; worthwhile.’ ‘Thank you so much for the session today.  So helpful.’ ‘So …

Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) support

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A rewarding hour or so for me this morning providing Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) support to Emma Aldred-Tow, PPA teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Churchdown Village Junior School (CVJS) just outside the city of Gloucester (https://www.churchdownvillage-jun.gloucs.sch.uk/). The school is due to renew their PGQM (currently a Silver Award) and are now considering going for a Gold Award, bearing …

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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It was, once again, time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar; this week the focus was on ‘Rivers and the water cycle’, a theme that frequently appears on many whole school curriculum plans, and was kindly delivered by Jon Cannell on my behalf. Word seemed to have spread about the first successful webinar as we also welcomed a few ‘newbies’ …

British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) – ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 1)

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‘Going virtual’ seems the way to go these days!  Due to the success of previous training days and further interest/demand, I was asked if I would deliver a repeat of British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL)’s ‘critital thinking and problem solving’ course via Zoom.  The advantage of doing this is that teachers from all over the UK are …

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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Due to the success of the first webinar series and further interest and demand, the Geographical Association (GA) approached me to see if I would be keen to lead another six online sessions, this time using Zoom.  The ‘In the Know’ series is designed to help primary school teachers with their background knowledge of geographical themes and topics that they are expected …

EYFS training day: Geography in the Early Years

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Once in a while, it is rather pleasant to be able to sit back, relax a little and be on the receiving end of some fantastic virtual CPD!  Today, it was the turn of David Weatherly and Sheena Wright to engage and inspire us.  David Weatherly is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher at all stages of learning, …