A little ‘stretch and challenge’ for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)

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Starting the New Year as we mean to go on!  Despite still being virtual in nature, I thought I would still try and provide a little ‘stretch and challenge’ during the third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  After reviewing the suggestions given towards the end of our last meeting and bearing in mind the themes hitting the …

Bespoke CPD: Ward End Primary School, Birmingham

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I was approached by the Assistant Head Teacher of Years 5 and 6, who is also a regular attendee of our virtual Primary Humanities Network meetings, to see if I could deliver some bespoke CPD for their Humanities Subject Leaders before the end of Term 2.  Their initial request was overly ambitious for one afternoon, so it was advised that …

One for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)

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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 …

Let’s get practical!

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

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Our final ‘In the Know’ webinar took the theme of ‘Grid references and map symbols’, one that links closely to geographical skills and fieldwork. 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 allows, which is great to witness. Maps are works of art.  There are many …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network (PHN) meeting (Term 2)

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Despite offering a face-to-face and virtual option for our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year, the majority chose online or requested a link to the recording of the meeting, plus a copy of the chat feed and the accompanying resources to be sent so that they could listen to/peruse these at a more convenient time.  With over …

Interweaving geography and history this afternoon!

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

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This week’s ‘In the Know’ webinar took the theme of ‘Settlements’, one with strong links to history too. 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 allows.  If you have yet to attend one of the webinars, but wish to discover more, then further …

Very appropriate since we will be changing the clocks shortly and, no doubt, talking lots about time!

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 …

So apt given the ‘geography in the News’ at this moment in time!

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 …

Bespoke CPD: Curriculum Development (World’s End Junior School, Birmingham)

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Hetal Trivedi, Geography Subject Leader at World’s End Junior School (https://worldsendjuniors.co.uk/), approached me earlier this week for a spot of advice regarding her continued whole school curriculum planning.  It was suggested that we had a couple of virtual bespoke CPD sessions, so that we could address some of her concerns, identify areas for development, etc.  Having these sessions a week …

Here we go again!

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

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Due to the success of two webinar series last academic year 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 …