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 …

Online Safety Mark Assessor Update Training

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Well, like many other things, the Online Safety Mark Assessor Update Training went virtual this year.  Not quite the same as all being in one room and chatting with individuals face-to-face, but still high-quality delivery and up-to-date information relayed from representatives based at SWGfL and the UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC). The day began with a welcome, introductions and protocols …

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 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 …

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 …

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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This week’s ‘In the Know’ webinar took the theme of ‘Settlements’, one with strong links to history too. 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.  If you have yet to attend one of the webinars, but wish to discover more, then further …

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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Well, it was time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Latitude, longitude, day and night’, a theme I had to explore in some depth over the summer of 2020 when creating a bank of ‘locational knowledge’ resources with Simon Catling (Professor Emeritus of Primary Education based in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes …

Don’t miss out on all the fun at our next virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting! (Term 4)

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Just a handful of the ‘concluding comments‘ from attendees at our last virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting: ‘Fresh, innovative resources to stimulate.’ ‘A great range of resources shared to fit across many areas of the curriculum.’ ‘Educational and inspiring.  Lots of great links to explore.’ ‘Packed with tools and resources.’ ‘Thank you for the session – it was brilliant and …

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 …

Geographical Association (GA) ‘In the Know’ webinar series

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Thursday afternoon soon comes around again … time for another ‘In the Know’ webinar.  This week the focus was on ‘Mountains and volcanoes’, one of my favourite themes to teach when I was in the classroom. 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 …