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 1500 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.
FREE FOR ALL TEACHERS: stunning image sets available to download as part of A Different View - the Manifesto for Geography plus accompanying free activities written by teachers - well worth a look.
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.
NEW! A tab to a page for Primary Geographer the Primary Journal. Find out what's available now and coming next, plus how to submit articles. Also a new tab for the Primary Geography Quality Mark. Are you going for the award? Why not post a discussion there?
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!
January 2014 update from DfE curriculum and timeline
National Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography here
We are pleased to offer this link to the work of the National Curriculum for Geography Expert Group.
This is an online resource to support teachers, tutors and student teachers in preparing for the new curriculum. The resource will continue to evolve online and if you would like to contribute either materials or thoughts then please do post a response on the blog and one of the members will get back in touch.
The materials have been created by the group in a voluntary capacity. They have been produced by the geography community for the geography community. We hope that they will be of value to you. The materials are NOT to be used for commercial purposes.
Diane Swift, Director of Primary Teacher Education Programmes
School of Public Policy and Professional Practice
University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
+44 (0)1782 734383
Posted by Paula Owens on February 12, 2014 at 18:59
What are you doing Bank Holiday? fancy spending it clambering on mountains and eating picnics out of doors during the day and socialising in cosy surroundings in the evening?
We can offer you high quality CPD that exercises the mind as well as the legs. Open to all abilities, accommodation and food included at a Field Studies Centre in Snowdonia. Make new friends and make the most of a long weekend!
The cost is £450 for GA members but consider this. A…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on February 12, 2014 at 18:48
Posted by Alan Parkinson on February 9, 2014 at 15:10
From Champs Sharon Witt:
Below is a link to a FREE Online Course about Climate Change being run by Exeter Uni. It starts on January 13th 2014 so there is still time to enrol
Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions. A FREE online course from the University of Exeter
Our very first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) begins on 13th January 2014 on the Open University's FutureLearn platform, and lasts for eight weeks.
The free course is open…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on January 13, 2014 at 14:14
Passing on a message from BBC Learning Zone
I'm writing to let you know that more than 100 new titles made specially for schools over the last two years are now available on the BBC Learning Zone website.
The site includes a wealth of original dramas, animations and documentaries on a wide range of subjects from history to engineering; PSHE to the creative…
Posted by Paula Owens on October 1, 2013 at 13:46
Hi Everyone.With the changes to the curriculum, are the schemes of work still relevant, or are you replacing them with topic based schemes?Are you now writing your own schemes of work, or adapting…Continue
Started by Reginald Alexander Watkins. Last reply by Paula Owens Oct 14, 2013.
Hi, We are running some London based focus groups for primary teachers on improving resources for Geography and world learning. Anyone interested in attending (we will pay you for your time) please…Continue
Started by alison bellwood Mar 14, 2013.
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