A little ‘stretch and challenge’ for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)

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Starting the New Year as we mean to go on!  Despite still being virtual in nature, I thought I would still try and provide a little ‘stretch and challenge’ during the third Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year.  After reviewing the suggestions given towards the end of our last meeting and bearing in mind the themes hitting the …

Bespoke CPD: Ward End Primary School, Birmingham

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I was approached by the Assistant Head Teacher of Years 5 and 6, who is also a regular attendee of our virtual Primary Humanities Network meetings, to see if I could deliver some bespoke CPD for their Humanities Subject Leaders before the end of Term 2.  Their initial request was overly ambitious for one afternoon, so it was advised that …

One amazing Amazon adventure!

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. It was great to be able to fit in another multi-schools event before the end of Term 2.   On board for this ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were more than 300 teachers and Key Stage 2 pupils from three schools in different areas of the UK, namely St. …

One for the New Year!

Virtual Primary Humanities Network meeting (Term 3)

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Just a few of the ‘concluding comments’ from those who attended our previous Primary Humanities Network meeting in ‘real time’ or accessed the recording and accompanying resources to review at later date: A jam-packed two hours of a wealth of knowledge and resources providing much food for thought! You left no stone unturned! Wow – amazing for £25.  Makes it …

EYFS training day: Investigating the Natural World through Outdoor Learning

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Well, it was time to sit back, simply listen and absorb what was put in front of me as I was the one being inducted today (makes a change!). The theme of today’s training was ‘Investigating the Natural World through Outdoor Learning’, which was confidently delivered by David Weatherly of David Weatherly Education (http://davidweatherlyeducation.co.uk/), Sheena Wright and Gyles Morris from …

Let’s get practical!

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 are many …

Virtual Primary Humanities Network (PHN) meeting (Term 2)

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Despite offering a face-to-face and virtual option for our second Primary Humanities Network meeting of this academic year, the majority chose online or requested a link to the recording of the meeting, plus a copy of the chat feed and the accompanying resources to be sent so that they could listen to/peruse these at a more convenient time.  With over …

Off travelling once again!

Virtual multi-schools event: 'What makes the Amazon so amazing?'

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Hover over each image to view its caption. Click on individual images to enlarge them. Our first multi-schools event of this academic year was very aptly scheduled; just as the Amazon and deforestation were being discussed by world leaders at COP-26!  On board for this ‘amazing Amazon adventure’ were more than 200 teachers and Key Stage 2 pupils from three …

Interweaving geography and history this afternoon!

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 …

Very appropriate since we will be changing the clocks shortly and, no doubt, talking lots about time!

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 …