Geography Champions

Primary Geography Champions Network

A network for primary teachers created by the Geographical Association for the Primary Geography Champions project.

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It's Our World

The UK's largest Art project for 4-19 year olds celebrating the environment and supporting sustainability. Find out how to add an image to the map. Great school project.…See More
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Sharon Witt replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
"Love the picture Jason . Happy memories of a very cold day! It was much warmer this time !"
Thursday
Jason Cannons replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
" Barefoot bog walking and I wasn't involved? Something is not quite right there!  Looking forward to attending the meeting!  "
Thursday
Paula Owens replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
"Hi Sharon, Looking forward to this - just been asking Julie at HQ to organize some hand outs and stuff so should come with goodies. I want to get copies of the GA's new Assessment booklets for everyone who is coming so do keep me posted re…"
Thursday
Katie Fortune left a comment for Liadan Greally
"Hi Líadan. This is really cool lesson. Could be interlinked with SPHE and healthy eating too. Good find, thanks. "
Wednesday
Paul Hyland is now friends with Syrea Duke, Liadan Greally and Clíodhna Daly
Wednesday
eoghan walsh posted a photo

Cliffs of Moher

here is a picture of me at the Cliffs of Moher a fantastic place.
Wednesday
Sharon Witt replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
"Yes the New Forest is looking beautiful this week. yesterday I took my students for an autumn adventure and we did some barefoot bog walking . It was a  wonderful and truly joyful experience ."
Wednesday
Helen Robinson replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
"Thanks. Autumn is definitely a good time of year for a bit of Wildthinking.... I've been enjoying a few leafy walks in the New Forest.   And ....it just so happens that I'm off to the Peak District next week to see Sarah W too. The…"
Wednesday
Susan Pike left a comment for Nathan White
"Welcome Nathan Join the Ireland group! Susan "
Wednesday
Sharon Witt replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
"We would love to see you Helen . That is great news . We will be reuniting the wildthinkers !  Look forward to seeing you"
Wednesday
Helen Robinson replied to Sharon Witt's discussion Hampshire Geography Champions Meeting - Geo-know Geography - Support for National Curriculum 2014 in the group Hampshire Primary Geography Champion Network
"Hooray! I've really been looking forward to another Hampshire geography champions meeting.   I'd like to come along please!"
Wednesday
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Wednesday
Ben Ballin posted an event

Birmingham Primary Geography Network Meeting at Chandos Primary School

December 4, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm
Birmingham Primary Geography Network will take place at Chandos Primary School on Thursday 4th December from 4 to 6pm - looking at the Americas and Progression without LevelsSee More
Wednesday
Clíodhna Daly updated their profile
Tuesday

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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!

PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY CHAMPIONS

CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL CHAMP!
Have a look at the map and zoom in to see who your nearest Champion is? As well as joining their 'group page' for discussions you may want to attend one of their forthcoming face to face sessions for high quality, free CPD (plus certificate, cake, biscuits, tea, coffee ...). Or, you may want to suggest an event in your local area that meets your needs. So get networking!

View Geography Champion Network in a larger map

MAIN NEWS and LINKS

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.

DfE Consultation on Assessment now live  - reply by December 18th 2014

 GA Curriculum and Assessment guidance and documents for Geography complete and online.

 

 National Curriculum (England) 2014 Programmes of Study for Geography

 

Support and resources from the work of the DfE convened Geography Expert Advisory Group (GEAG) 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.

 

The Geographical Association is a partner in the government-funded Global Learning Programmes for England and Wales

Global Learning Special Autumn 2014 : a free download of a GA magazine special edition.  

 National Curriculum for England and Assessment information

Blog Posts

It's Our World

The UK's largest Art project for 4-19 year olds celebrating the environment and supporting sustainability. Find out how to add an image to the map. Great school project.…

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Posted by Paula Owens on November 21, 2014 at 12:05

Geography Games for the classroom

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp325-05.shtml

Saw this lesson working really well in a classroom yesterday. Group work is great and the children become very interested in places they know, or giving them a tricky place to find and have a competition to see who can find it first. 

Posted by Liadan Greally on November 15, 2014 at 16:11 — 1 Comment

Assessment: DfE has Performance Descriptors for consultation

Performance descriptors for use in key stage 1 and 2 statutory teacher assessment for 2015 / 2016

 

Worth a look at this - the newly released Descriptors out for consultation between 23rd October and 18th December 2014. These are for core…

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Posted by Paula Owens on October 29, 2014 at 14:27 — 2 Comments

Free Resource UK or Not?

I got one of those circular emails tonight  - the ones that have no identifiable author and lots of images. I was going to bin it but saw that it asked   - UK or not? Obviously a geographical activity waiting to happen! Just needed a bit of cut and paste.

 

Attached are the images in a zipped folder - I have numbered them all to match the descriptions in the accompanying word doc.

Images UK or not…

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Posted by Paula Owens on October 29, 2014 at 0:47

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