Virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting

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Now that Term 4 is in full swing, it was time for the second of our virtual Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meetings of this academic year.  Over 75 individuals were on board; many ‘regulars’, as well as some new faces too from all over the UK.  The theme of our meeting, geographical skills and fieldwork, was obviously a popular …

Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting, Gloucestershire

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With Term 4 now underway, it was time for our second Primary Geography Subject Leader Network meeting of this academic year, again held in situ at The Pavilion in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  My right wing for today was the fantastic Sandra Parker, Performance Advisor for the Education Outcomes and Intervention team at Gloucestershire County Council (GCC); her administrative and organisational skills …

INSET: Westbrook Primary School, Hounslow, London

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So, it was straight back to it for me after all the Christmas and New Year festivities!  Today, it was time to meet staff at Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, London (https://www.westbrookprimary.com/) (albeit virtually) to support staff in developing their geographical skills and gaining some ideas for quick, easy, cost-effective, impacting and purposeful fieldwork. After the usual welcome and introductions, …

Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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Well, it was certainly beyond county for me today; a trip to Kidlington, just north of the city of Oxford, to deliver some bespoke CPD on behalf of the Geographical Association (GA) (https://www.geography.org.uk/) (and not an easy or pleasant one given the snow and localised flooding). The remit that I was given from the GA prior to half-term was ‘To …

Year 3 and 4 geography day (Drybrook Primary School)

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The weather looked promising as I headed over from Gloucester to The Christian Adventure Centre at Viney Hill in the Forest of Dean (http://vineyhilladventure.org/), so I hoped that was a good omen for the jam-packed day ahead!  I so enjoy spending time in this stunning, natural environment and with such a supportive and nurturing team.  It was great to deliver …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Tom Roberts Adventure Centre [TRAC], near Newent, Gloucestershire)

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Not quite the weather that I had hoped for, but we managed! The theme for our final meeting of this academic year was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom‘.  After welcoming individuals, I shared the aims and format of the session.  The intention was for majority of this session to be held outside at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/); …

Year 6 geography day (Tom Roberts Adventure Centre – TRAC)

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What a day, and blessed with some warm, fine weather too! After a successful application for funding from the Frederick Soddy Trust (https://www.rgs.org/in-the-field/in-the-field-grants/teacher-grants/frederick-soddy-schools-award/), 54 Year 6 pupils and their teachers from Dunalley Primary School (http://www.dunalley.gloucs.sch.uk/) arrived on Monday 20th May at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre (TRAC) (https://www.tracnewent.org.uk/) for a ‘geography day’ with a difference.  Rather than being in the …

Back by popular demand … ‘Maps, maps and more maps!’ (Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting)

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‘Informative; hands-on; varied; engaging; inspiring.’ (One participant’s ‘concluding comment’ at our previous meeting) https://create2inspire.co.uk/2018/11/14/primary-humanities-subject-leaders-network-meeting-sir-thomas-richs-school-strs-gloucester/ Due to demand, I shall be offering a repeat of the second session of this academic year, taking the theme of ‘Maps, maps and more maps!’. We will look at how maps can be used, both inside and outside the classroom, in the teaching and learning …

Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting, Sir Thomas Rich’s School (STRS), Gloucester

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Our second Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting of this academic year was held in the Pavilion at Sir Thomas Rich’s School (STRS) in Gloucester.  The theme for today’s session was ‘Maps, maps and more maps!’ following requests from individuals at our last meeting.  We were a little smaller in number than usual as a few regulars had prior school commitments, e.g. …

Come and join us! The more, the merrier! (Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network meeting)

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Come and join us! Gloucestershire’s newly established Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network ‘Inspiring; informative; engaging; different; fun.’ (One participant’s ‘concluding comment’ at our previous workshop) Following interest and demand from several schools/individuals, I have recently established a Primary Humanities Subject Leaders’ Network for local teaching professionals.  It is intended to meet each term, on either a Monday or Tuesday afternoon (please feel free to …