One for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)


Just a few of the ‘concluding comments’ from those who attended our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting in ‘real time’ or accessed the recording and accompanying resources to review at later date:

  • A jam-packed two hours of a wealth of knowledge and resources providing much food for thought!
  • You left no stone unturned!
  • Wow – amazing for £25.  Makes it so much more accessible.  Thank you.
  • Informative; resourceful; helpful; appropriate; engaging.
  • Packed full of ideas/resources.
  • Very informative and supportive for a new Subject Leader.
  • Great for pinpointing resources for Geography Subject Leaders.
  • A wealth of information.
  • A whistle-stop tour of a variety of great geography resources.
  • Excellent recommendations in terms of documents to read and resources to look into.
  • So inspiring, informative and lots of fun ideas to refresh our curriculum.
  • Current ideas and thinking – refreshing to get new ideas.
  • Thank you very much, Emma!  Much to take back to staff and look forward to the next one!
  • Thank you, Emma, another really informative session!
  • I just wanted to say thank you so much for the meeting we have just finished.  I’ve just taken over geography for my school and was so daunted by it all.  I have found this meeting so informative as there is just so much available online to search through and not enough time to look for specifics to suit my needs.  Thank you for sharing all those resources with us, an excellent use of £25.
  • Thank you for sending over all of the resources – so much useful information!
  • I have just watched the meeting and it was fantastic and had so many ideas.  Thank you so much.
  • Can I just say how informative the recording is; its packed with information. 


Building on from our previous discussions about substantive and disciplinary knowledge, the focus for our third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year will be ‘critical thinking in and beyond the classroom’.

After the usual ‘educational round-up’ to highlight new resourcesuseful websites and the latest developments, we will look at critical thinking in and beyond the classroom in relation to geography.  Being a good geographer means thinking critically about the world.  Pupils who have been supported to think critically are able to challenge, question and think more deeply about all aspects of geography and become more capable and independent learners.  Much of what is discussed could equally be applied to the teaching and learning of history, as well as many other subjects.  Therefore, mention will be made to these subjects at various points.

The meeting will be held virtually from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm on Friday 14th January 2022.

The charge will be just £25.00 and you will receive a recording of the event, as well as a copy of the accompanying multi-media presentation.  Should you be unable to attend in ‘real time’, then you may wish to pay the fee and have access to a recording of the session, a copy of the chat feed, all the accompanying materials and the subsequent detailed blog post report to peruse at your leisure; feel free to ‘fire’ any questions at me via e-mail afterwards too.

I will lead the session via Zoom and send you an invitation with a password to insert prior to entering the meeting.

As I have invested in a subscription to Zoom, I have access to the extra controls to ensure that it is as safe and secure as possible.  This is a platform that is used by a huge number of businesses and organisations (many of you are probably very familiar with Zoom by now).

Do let me know if you wish to attend or receive a copy of the recording and accompanying materials by Monday 10th January 2022 (e-mail:

I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as a few new ones too.

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