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 …

British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) – ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 1)

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‘Going virtual’ seems the way to go these days!  Due to the success of previous training days and further interest/demand, I was asked if I would deliver a repeat of British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL)’s ‘critital thinking and problem solving’ course via Zoom.  The advantage of doing this is that teachers from all over the UK are …

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 …

British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) – ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 1)

ConsultancyWorkshops

‘Going virtual’ seems the way to go these days!  Due to the success of previous training days that I have run for teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, I was asked if I would deliver a repeat of the course, but this time virtually via Zoom.  The advantage of doing this is that teachers from all over the UK are …

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

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After being approached for some advice by Hetal Trivedi, Geography Subject Leader at World’s End Junior School (https://worldsendjuniors.co.uk/) last week, I managed to squeeze in a couple of bespoke CPD sessions to assist her with their whole school curriculum planning. Geography is currently taught in two, three week blocks; one in Autumn 2 and the other in Summer 1.  Whilst this …

Term 3’s Primary Humanities Network meeting goes virtual once again!

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This meeting proved to be very timely; an opportunity for primary teachers to connect with each other and gain some much-needed inspiration and support after two very challenging weeks at the start of Term 3. The foci for today’s meeting, decided after reviewing the many suggestions provided at our last Primary Humanities Network meeting in November 2020, were ‘Exploring a …

Bespoke CPD (Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery, Nottinghamshire)

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What a productive morning we had!  Annie Ratcliffe, Geography Subject Leader at Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (https://www.lawrenceviewprimary.co.uk/), requested a morning of CPD to support her with development of the whole school’s geography curriculum. We began by tweaking the school’s intent document, referring to the National Curriculum programme of study for geography at Key Stages 1 …

Not quite the same as face-to-face, but virtual does the job well for now!

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 1; 2020-2021)

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Thanks to Zoom, our first Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year was able to go ahead with the theme of ‘Assessment, including moderation of pupils’ work’.  After welcoming attendees, some familiar faces and several new ones, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting: To begin with, I focused on the latest developments; not only items from …

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 …

Term 6’s Primary Humanities Network meeting goes virtual once again and well beyond Gloucestershire!

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Well, Zoom certainly brought a buzz to my study on Wednesday afternoon!  Not only did I have several ‘regulars’ in attendance at our virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting, but also many new participants; I think we had teachers from as far afield as Cumbria in the north to Dorset in the south and Nottinghamshire in the east to Greater Manchester in …