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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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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

Online Safety Mark assessment goes virtual!

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Like many other things over the past year, Online Safety Mark assessing is now being done virtually.  This was my first remote assessment, and like several other assessors, I think that there is potential to continue offering virtual and face-to-face assessments once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  No very early starts or long-distance travel for me, which was certainly a bonus, …

A great way to spend a Friday afternoon in lockdown 3! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 4)

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It was lovely to see, albeit virtually, many familiar faces, as well as a few new ones, this afternoon.  We were also fortunate to be joined by Glenn Carter, the man behind History Rocks (https://www.history-rocks.com/). After welcoming everyone, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting, namely: As there was so much to get through during the meeting, I …