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.
April 2013 IMPORTANT MESSAGE we have had an unusual amount of applications to join and many of them appear to be spam. To avoid being wrongly declined please include your surname as well as your first name. It also helps to add your place of work.
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!
February newsletter update here
Autumn 2012 newsletter News_Resources_November_2012.doc
Michael Gove announces that Geography must be taught across all primary phases in the forthcoming new curriculum. Find out more and download the draft Programmes of Study for English, science and mathematics here
Primary Geography, the journal for primary teachers, has been running a series of Curriculum think pieces. The first article discussed the question of knowledge and core knowledge Summer Issue 2011 and a second article written by Di Swift appeared in Autumn 2011 edition of this journal for GA members.
The Education Bill received Royal Assent on the 15th November 2011.
We now have a new weekend CPD course launched at an introductory price in exchange for some honest evaluation from participants. Check out the GA main site for a link to more information and online booking facility.
28th - 30th June Friday 17:00 - Sunday 12:00
Field Studies Centre Rhyd-y-creuau
The Drapers' Field Centre
Conwy, LL24 0HB
£140 GA members incl. accommodation and food, colllection from Betws-Y-Coed…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on May 24, 2013 at 15:11
Apple are kindly running a free day for teachers at the Amex stadium Brighton on the 20th June. Our own John Lyon will be giving the keynote address then there will be workshops about using ipads in geography and a free tour - oh and lunch as well! It does sound like a pretty good deal but move fast as spaces are limited.
20th June - 09.00 to 15.30 iPad in Geography Day - Neil Emery (AEM) & John Lyon (Geographical Association)
For details and to sign up go…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on May 13, 2013 at 14:03
Don't forget that the responses to the proposed curriculum for England need to be in soon. Go to the DfE site or see my earlier post with full links to this.
If you want to read what others are saying ...
Here is the from the GA Association to the NC proposals…Continue
Posted by Paula Owens on April 11, 2013 at 18:30
Posted by Alan Parkinson on March 30, 2013 at 19:39
I was at a Geography meeting in Westminster School last week and they were sharing good tips and advice for the schools that feed into Westminster. The one great tip that I got which I think is worth sharing was this video:
His name is Hans Rosling and he is well worth watching. He has other videos which are also very…Continue
Posted by Ian Jeffery on March 27, 2013 at 11:38
Spent part of today over the border into Suffolk at West Stow Anglo Saxon village in the company of 40 primary colleagues. I did a presentation on how we could relate the missions to Primary Humanities, particularly the idea of exploration, outdoor learning ('fieldplay') and connect with the chronology and sense of place that came from being in a place where people had lived for centuries...
A slightly edited version of my presentation is here:…
Posted by Alan Parkinson on March 26, 2013 at 18:30
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.
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