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 …

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 …

Term 2’s virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting goes European!

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The benefits of taking our Primary Humanities Network meetings online are becoming visible … no longer do I simply reach out to teachers in Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties, but educational professionals from as far and wide as the Isles of Scilly and Geneva, Switzerland were able to join us this afternoon! The foci for today’s meeting were very welcome in …

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 …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6); ‘Taking learning outside the classroom’.

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At the request of many individuals, I managed to squeeze in another virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting before the end of the academic year.  The theme for our meeting was ‘Taking learning outside the classroom: Developing geographical skills and fieldwork opportunities and ideas for local history studies’.  If this was a face-to-face session, then I would usually take teachers outside and …

Primary Humanities Network meeting (Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, Gloucester)

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A warm welcome awaited us at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub (https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/heritage-hub/) on Thursday 16th January 2020 for our third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  Previous Wi-Fi issues had been resolved, so we were able to use the new Dunrossil Centre as our base for the afternoon.  Despite many schools being involved in Young Voices, the turnout was still …

Curriculum development (Churchdown Village Junior School [CVJS], Gloucestershire)

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And, more curriculum development today!  It was back to Churchdown Village Junior School (CVJS) just outside the city of Gloucester to work with Emma Aldred-Tow, a very experienced Geography Subject Leader, to see how we might make their current geography curriculum offering even better.  The school attained their Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) Silver Award a few years ago and …

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 …

Whole staff twilight CPD (Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery, Swindon)

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This afternoon saw me venture across the border into Wiltshire to deliver a twilight CPD to all staff at Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery (http://www.lainesmeadprimaryschool.org.uk/) in Swindon.  The theme for today’s session was ‘Progression and assessment in geography and history’, something that I have delivered several times before, but am continually updating due to the current changes in education, e.g. …

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/); …