Will you be there? (Next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: Term 1, 2021-2022)

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‘It is helpful if teachers evaluate how secure pupils’ prior learning is in order to plan lessons.  They need to know what difficulties pupils may face.  Teachers need to appreciate any misconceptions that pupils have as well as any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.  Findings from assessments inform teachers about how to adapt their teaching appropriately and build on what pupils …

British Council: Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) – ‘Critical thinking and problem solving’ (Day 2)

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Nearly 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, I asked …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG)’s Primary Geography and History Teachmeet

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https://www.rgs.org/events/spring-2021/primary-geography-and-history-teachmeet-(1)/ It was a privilege to be one of the presenters at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG (RGS-IBG)’s first Primary Geography and History Teachmeet this evening.  This event was held in conjunction with the Historical Association (HA) and encouraged teachers to share their ideas and innovation in geography and history teaching with the teaching community.  With over 160 in …