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 …

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 …

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 …

EYFS training day: Geography in the Early Years

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Once in a while, it is rather pleasant to be able to sit back, relax a little and be on the receiving end of some fantastic virtual CPD!  Today, it was the turn of David Weatherly and Sheena Wright to engage and inspire us.  David Weatherly is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher at all stages of learning, …

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 …