Primary Geography Champions Network
A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.
A Geographical Association project - join the GA here.
Welcome to our collaborative learning community. With more than 2800 members it is a great place to share ideas, resources and news about primary geography and the primary curriculum. Do browse the library of great Blog Posts with keyword links here and add your own posts. Please do take the time to comment on queries and thoughts submitted by others.
A big welcome to all new members! Remember, you can have your own page AND belong to a group where 'local' discussions are held – our Champions are keen for you to join them so please find a relevant group in your area to join by checking the list below or using the map.
IMPORTANT: If you have applied to join our network but not been given access it is probably because you have either a suspicious looking email address or name - eg a christian name only. We moderate each new member individually and do our very best to avoid having spam on the site.
Please do add a picture of yourself to our professional networking site as it makes it much more friendly. See the blog adding your image if you're not sure.
WHAT THE GA DOES FOR PRIMARY PPT NOW AVAILABLE AS A DIRECT DOWNLOAD
GA Primary PowerPoint.ppt This is an adapted version of the GA ppt at the bottom of this page made relevant just for the primary phase - thanks Nicola!
The revamped and comprehensive Geographical Association (GA) website is now live. Lots for non - members and members alike and useful updates from the GA: the Trusted Voice for Geography.
GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online
DfE Consultation on Assessment closed on December 18th 2014
Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Subject Advisory Group (GESAG) This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.
Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.
Engage pupils with world issues with this free resource on education for all from the Global Learning Programme
This free resource includes activities targeted at KS2 and KS3 and will help you develop pupils' knowledge and understanding of developing countries and global themes.…Continue
Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 30, 2016 at 16:39
We’re working with the SSAT to provide training in critical thinking and problem solving for geography teachers. This is a FREE course and gives primary and secondary teachers the knowledge and approaches they need to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in their classrooms.
For more information and online booking visit: …Continue
Posted by Harriet Brookes on November 11, 2016 at 14:00
Fund your fieldwork through the Frederick Soddy Trust which supports all kinds of geographical fieldwork. There is considerable support between £250 and £850. How to apply can be found at www.geography.org.uk/resources/fieldwork/fieldworkfunding/
Posted by Rachel Bowles on November 3, 2016 at 13:45
Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 31, 2016 at 15:37
Great FREE course available to teachers and leaders of year 6 and KS3 on global learning and the work of the Global Learning Programmehttp://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/courses/makingaglobalcurriculum/
Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 21, 2016 at 9:45
This practical course will support key stage 1 teachers in developing their planning and practice for geography in the 2014 National Curriculum. It will support your subject understanding and the development of outstanding practice within the subject: looking in particular at fieldwork, locality studies and resourcing. It will look briefly at skills, including mapwork, progression and assessment, and the subject’s contribution to the wider curriculum.
London - Friday 9 June 2017…
Posted by Harriet Brookes on October 3, 2016 at 15:30
This interactive course explores opportunities within the primary geography curriculum for promoting pupils' global awareness and understanding. It examines the challenges posed by global learning, then looks in-depth at some practical thematic and place-based examples, linked to NC2014, which will lead to outstanding geography teaching.
London - Thursday 25 May 2017
More information and booking available at:…Continue
Posted by Harriet Brookes on September 29, 2016 at 15:30
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