Term 2’s virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting goes European!

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The benefits of taking our Primary Humanities Network meetings online are becoming visible … no longer do I simply reach out to teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, but educational professionals from as far and wide as the Isles of Scilly and Geneva, Switzerland were able to join us this afternoon! The foci for today’s meeting were very welcome in …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Online Safety Live briefing (Lakefield C of E Primary School, Gloucestershire)

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How time flies!  It was, once again, the turn of those from SWGfL to give one of their Online Safety Live briefings in Gloucestershire (https://swgfl.org.uk/training/online-safety-live/).  Ian Williams, Head Teacher at Lakefield C of E Primary School in Frampton-on-Severn (https://www.lakefield.gloucs.sch.uk/gloucs/primary/lakefield), had kindly agreed to host the event, which was delivered by Andrew Williams and Steve Shepherd from SWGfL.  Whilst I know Andrew …

WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

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Fortunately, I had a relatively easy journey to WWT Slimbridge (https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/), despite the recent flooding and its proximity to the very high River Severn and Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Since it was less rainy and windy than yesterday, I was able to appreciate the surroundings.  For many years, we had a family pass for WWT Slimbridge and spent many pleasureable …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 4)

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https://create2inspire.co.uk/2020/01/17/primary-humanities-network-meeting-gloucestershire-heritage-hub-gloucester/  Feedback from attendees included: ‘Informative; helpful; vibrant; celebrating learning; enthusiasm.’ ‘Focused; engaging; information-packed; resource-rich; fantastic ideas!’ ‘Very useful history and geography resources.’ ‘Large variety of resources to go away and look at.  Lots to think about!’ ‘Huge list of resources given.  Lots of reading material to explore further.’ ‘Wide range of resources to explore.  Good opportunity to share ideas/ask …

Whole staff twilight CPD (Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery, Swindon)

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This afternoon saw me venture across the border into Wiltshire to deliver a twilight CPD to all staff at Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery (http://www.lainesmeadprimaryschool.org.uk/) in Swindon.  The theme for today’s session was ‘Progression and assessment in geography and history’, something that I have delivered several times before, but am continually updating due to the current changes in education, e.g. …

CPD workshop (Let’s go on an awesome, Arctic adventure), Clifton High School, Bristol, (in conjunction with Wicked Weather Watch)

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Today, it was off to a new school for me … the lovely Clifton High School in Bristol. My remit was to deliver a CPD workshop for local teachers to showcase some of the high-quality resources that have been created, recent multi- and single-school events that have taken place and future opportunities that are available in conjunction with the Wiltshire-based …

Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training

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Rodney Parade Stadium, home to Newport Gwent Dragons, called this morning; for an Online Safety Mark Assessors’ Update Training session and not for anything rugby-related, I hasten to add! After helping ourselves to refreshments, we were welcomed by Ron Richards and introduced to a number of representatives from South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) (https://swgfl.org.uk/), namely David Wright, Andrew Williams, …

‘Arctic Alive’ workshop, Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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I just love the ‘Arctic Alive’ kit bag with its giant floor map, lesson plans and resources (https://www.canadaukfoundation.org/arctic-alive/), and so did the teachers and children at Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire (http://www.christchurchschool-chelt.co.uk/), judging by the photographs and feedback below! The Canada-UK Foundation (https://www.canadaukfoundation.org/our-story/) aims to foster a greater understanding of Canada in the UK through education.  …