Readers of this blog will be aware that I am a big fan of Mission Explore – we used it last year for the first time in Year 6 and planned local area work and environmental work around the missions. You can see a blog post from last year here. It worked so well that [...]
Posts tagged with geography
As adults it is hard enough to comprehend the news at the moment, as we see images of floods in Australia, Earthquake in New Zealand, revolution in Egypt, Tsunami and nuclear fears in Japan and the latest crisis in Libya. For the children in our classes it must be even more bewildering as they try [...]
One of the roles that I relish is working with trainee teachers, as a mentor to the students within my school, it gives me the opportunity to reflect on my own teaching as well as enabling me to mentor and guide those embarking on their career. As well as mentoring I also give the Geography [...]
Over the next few weeks in Year 6 we are exploring our local environment, this is part of our environmental theme this term, which will also include looking at Global Citizenship and Fairtrade. But before we go global we have started local. I am always looking for ways to see things differently and approach subjects [...]
On the last day of the Easter Holidays – I was stuck as to what to do for the day with my two children ( aged 4 and 8) – we regularly go up town and visit the local museums etc and the week before we had been tourists in our own area so was [...]
I am Senior Teacher/ICT co-ordinator at Oakdale Junior School. I am passionate about using ICT and games based learning in school. The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.