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 …

Regional Primary Geography Conference (Bowden Hall Hotel Gloucestershire)

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Well, it was time for David Weatherly to return to Gloucestershire for his annual Regional Primary Geography Conference (www.davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk).  David is a School Improvement Adviser and an accomplished teacher with an international reputation as an inspiring trainer. Whether working in schools or at CPD events, he always models practical and achievable approaches to improving engagement and outcomes of pupils. He …

Primary Humanities Network meeting, Gloucestershire (Term 6)

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Come and join us! ‘Useful to gain feedback on assessment.’ ‘Inspired to take next steps.’ ‘It has given me lots to think about.’ ‘Interesting. Informative.  It was really reassuring to know that what we are being told in school is also being echoed by others.’ ‘Better understanding of geography within the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and what a …

Next Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 6) – Come and join in the fun!

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‘Useful to gain feedback on assessment.’ ‘Inspired to take next steps.’ ‘It has given me lots to think about.’ ‘Interesting. Informative.  It was really reassuring to know that what we are being told in school is also being echoed by others.’ ‘Better understanding of geography within the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and what a good form of assessment …

‘Arctic Alive’ workshop, Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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I just love the ‘Arctic Alive’ kit bag with its giant floor map, lesson plans and resources (https://www.canadaukfoundation.org/arctic-alive/), and so did the teachers and children at Christ Church C of E Primary School, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire (http://www.christchurchschool-chelt.co.uk/), judging by the photographs and feedback below! The Canada-UK Foundation (https://www.canadaukfoundation.org/our-story/) aims to foster a greater understanding of Canada in the UK through education.  …

Critical Thinking for Achievement, Geographical Association (GA), Sheffield

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Well, it was slightly further afield for me last week as I travelled to Sheffield for a two day ‘train the trainer’ event with the Geographical Association (GA). The Department for Education (DfE) recently announced that the GA had been successful in its bid under the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF).   Such project funding will enable the GA (with …

Another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’!

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Due to continued interest and demand from local schools and further funding available from Wiltshire-based charity, Wicked Weather Watch (https://wickedweatherwatch.org.uk/), it was decided to hold yet another ‘awesome, Arctic adventure’ event just before the end of Term 3.  High School for Girls (HSfG) (https://www.hsfg.org/), one of the grammar schools located in the centre of Gloucester, very kindly offered to host …

‘Let’s go on an awesome, Arctic adventure!’ (yet again)

Longney C of E Primary Academy, Gloucestershire

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I was really looking forward to visiting Longney C of E Primary Academy again on Friday 29th September 2017.  Over the years, I have had much contact with staff and pupils at the school, whether it be supporting their former Geography Subject Leader with curriculum development, fieldwork/’taking learning outside the classroom’, Frederick Soddy Trust Award and Primary Geography Quality Mark …

Global Learning Programme (GLP) KS2-KS3 transition project

Cirencester Deer Park School (CDPS), Gloucestershire

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Today, I set off rather early for Cirencester Deep Park School (CDPS) in order to deliver a whole day’s workshop, centred around the Arctic, to nearly 70, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils and accompanying members of staff.  The secondary school had kindly offered to host the event and their Year 8 selected ‘ambassadors’ warmly greeted youngsters and …

Wicked Weather Watch (WWW)/Polar Ocean Challenge (POC)

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Nearly there! Last summer, I spent quite a bit of time creating a scheme of work and associated resources for Wicked Weather Watch, a charity set up to support the Polar Ocean Challenge (POC), led by David Hempleman-Adams (now, deservedly a ‘Sir’ after being knighted in January 2017). I trialed the unit of work and accompanying materials with Lower Key …