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 …

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 …

Let’s help each other ‘recover’! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 5)

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Thank you for yet another fantastic session with lots more to explore.’ ‘Interesting; relevant; informative.’ ‘Thought-provoking; resourceful; good timing with returning to school.’ ‘Masses of inspiration and resources, really informative.  Thank you.’ ‘Inspiring; informative; a wealth of knowledge.’ ‘Full of new interesting resources …

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 …

Why not pop along (virtually) to our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year?

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Lots of useful links to explore and information to develop/tweak our assessment in geography.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you – that was great.  Really useful.’             ‘Informative, interesting and helpful.  Thank you.’ ‘Thank you.  Lots to ponder.’ ‘Useful, relevant and …

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 …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 4)

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A meeting with a difference!  Held virtually with the aid of Zoom software, rather than in situ as planned due to the coronavirus outbreak.  I debated whether to go ahead with our meeting, but several teachers were self-isolating and still keen to participate.  I have recorded the session, however, and am more than happy to share this and the accompanying …

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

Online Safety

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 …