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 2250 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!
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.
It's the Year of Fieldwork September 2015 - September 2016 so what are you doing? And is it geography or simply learning outside the classroom? Have a look at these slides which hopefully might prompt you to start asking and answering some questions about the quality of the fieldwork in your school and whether it is geographical. What does Geography…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on November 3, 2015 at 21:39
As part of my new role, I'm supporting colleagues in developing a scheme for Y3 on the topic of 'World of Wonders', with a focus on Asia as a place along the way... China is preferred because of the children learning Mandarin... and also some staff experiences.
Wonders of the World - ancient, modern, natural
Not too much on Mountains as that's been done...
Hong Kong a possibility ...
Any and all ideas welcome for resources, story books…Continue
Take part in the World’s Largest Lesson!
The seventeen new Global Goals for Sustainable Development aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change: they launch on 25th September 2015. To mark this, the World’s Largest Lesson supports schools on every continent with…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on September 14, 2015 at 12:26
Spring 2016's issue of Webwatch column (in GA Magazine) will have a PRIMARY focus.
I'm keen for colleagues to send me pictures and details of websites, web tools, digital mapping and images, and apps being used in a Primary setting. A short description of the app and how you've used it would be great.
A chance for (slight) fame and (no) fortune.
You may have heard of the plans for the Greater London National Park that Daniel Raven Ellison is leading...
I've been involved in small way since the start exploring educational ideas.
We are planning a proposal and if you could help us, or let other colleagues including secondary who teach in London know about the opportunity that would be great...…Continue
Posted by Alan Parkinson on March 10, 2015 at 20:30
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