Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) Day, Parkinson Lane Community Primary School, Halifax

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No travel for me, but remote working instead as Halifax was a little too far to go in a day.  Using Skype, I managed to link up with David Weatherly (http://davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/), who was on site at Parkinson Lane Community Primary School (https://www.parkinsonlane.com/) to deliver some bespoke CPD related to the Geographical Association’s Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) award. David has …

Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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Well, it was certainly beyond county for me today; a trip to Kidlington, just north of the city of Oxford, to deliver some bespoke CPD on behalf of the Geographical Association (GA) (https://www.geography.org.uk/) (and not an easy or pleasant one given the snow and localised flooding). The remit that I was given from the GA prior to half-term was ‘To …

British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving course (Day 1)

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Well, it was back to the recently refurbished and superb Gloucestershire Heritage Hub today; this time to deliver Day 1 of the British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving course, as opposed to steering a Primary Humanities Network meeting.  This was the first time that I have delivered such training in Gloucester, so it was good …

Regional Primary History Conference (David Weatherly Education)

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Well, it was once again time to pop alomg to David Weatherly’s annual Regional Primary History Conference.  The theme for this academic year was ‘Achieving secure chronological knowledge and understanding through thematic investigations’.  For those of you not ‘in the know’, David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer.  Whether working …

FREE CPD! (British Council Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning: Critical thinking and problem solving)

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Are you keen to promote higher order thinking skills, e.g. critical thinking; problem solving, within your school? Are you wondering how to provide sufficient ‘stretch and challenge’ for those higher attainers within your class? Do you wish to have a positive influence on ‘cultural capital’? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘Yes!’, then do not miss …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting (one not to miss if feedback from our last meeting is anything to go by!)

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Come and join us! Feedback from attendees included: ‘Informative; helpful; interesting.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you, Emma.  I’ve taken on geography and history this year.  Very informative and encouraging.  I feel that the EIF was explained clearly and lots of ideas given.’ ‘I have a better understanding of the word ‘intent’ and what I need to do within my curriculum area …

Year 3 and 4 geography day (Drybrook Primary School)

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The weather looked promising as I headed over from Gloucester to The Christian Adventure Centre at Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean (http://vineyhilladventure.org/), so I hoped that was a good omen for the jam-packed day ahead!  I so enjoy spending time in this stunning, natural environment and with such a supportive and nurturing team.  It was great to deliver …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting – come along and be enthused and inspired!

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Feedback from attendees included: ‘Informative.  Practical.  Exciting.  Do-able.  Pertinent.’ ‘Useful ideas to use with children.  Inspiring.  Engaging ideas for pupils.  Fun.’ ‘Useful resources.  Interesting.  Emma is lovely.  Very enjoyable and helpful.  Can we have a longer session, please?’ ‘Wet!  Useful resources.  Lots to think about.’ https://create2inspire.co.uk/2019/06/12/primary-humanities-network-meeting-tom-roberts-adventure-centre-trac-near-newent-gloucestershire/ Our first session of 2019-2020 will take the theme of ‘Ofsted’s new Education Inspection …