Will you be there? (Next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 1, 2021-2022)

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‘It is helpful if teachers evaluate how secure pupils’ prior learning is in order to plan lessons.  They need to know what difficulties pupils may face.  Teachers need to appreciate any misconceptions that pupils have as well as any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.  Findings from assessments inform teachers about how to adapt their teaching appropriately and build on what pupils …

British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) – ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

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Nearly two months on and it was time for Day 2 of British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) ‘critical thinking and problem solving’ training.  I was looking forward to seeing and chatting to all delegates again, albeit virtually, and hearing about their experimenting in the classroom in the interim. Whilst waiting for everyone to log in to the meeting, I asked …

What a lot of freebies to take away! (virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 6)

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Well, it was time for our final meeting of this academic year; once again, we gathered virtually from all areas of the UK. The foci for today’s session were determined by recent requests from many teachers, as well as discussions in the media and among those at the leading subject associations; ‘What makes outstanding geography and history in the eyes of …

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 …

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 …

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’ …

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 …

British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) – ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

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Two months on and it was time for Day 2 of British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) ‘critical thinking and problem solving’ training.  I was looking forward to seeing and chatting to all delegates again, albeit virtually, and hearing about their experimenting in the classroom in the interim. Whilst waiting for everyone to log in to the meeting, …

Let’s help each other ‘recover’! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 5)

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Thank you for yet another fantastic session with lots more to explore.’ ‘Interesting; relevant; informative.’ ‘Thought-provoking; resourceful; good timing with returning to school.’ ‘Masses of inspiration and resources, really informative.  Thank you.’ ‘Inspiring; informative; a wealth of knowledge.’ ‘Full of new interesting resources …