Primary News

  • Primary History 78: Out now

    18th April 2018

    Many years ago a teacher recounted to me a lesson they had taught ostensibly about the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381.* The ‘extension’ task was to make a drawing that would reflect what had been learnt. One child had a less than tenuous grasp of what had been taught and not...

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  • Discovery evening at the British Library for Primary teachers

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    The British Library are holding a CPD event for Primary teachers to explore two new British Library exhibitions, James Cook: The Voyages and Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land. During the evening participants will encounter these two exhibitions through activities including role play, object-based learning and creative writing, and reflect on how...

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  • New theory may explain one of Stonehenge's mysteries

    3rd April 2018

    Historians have put forward a new theory to solve a mystery that has long baffled experts – why Stonehenge’s Neolithic builders went to the great effort of bringing some of its huge stones from 155 miles away in south-west Wales. "In contemporary Western culture, we are always striving to make...

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  • Curriculum Update Spring 2018

    8th March 2018

    As you may well be aware, Ofsted has been carrying out research into the breadth and coherence of the curriculum offered to all young people. In deciding to conduct this investigation, the Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman acknowledged that Ofsted ought to consider its own role in what has been happening...

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  • HA CPD calendar: your year at-a-glance

    8th March 2018

    We offer a range of CPD opportunities across the year to suit all budgets, from free events to affordable twilight sessions to full days and large conferences. Take a look at our at-a-glance year summary to Spring 2019 to get those dates in your diary: Download our CPD calendar (Excel spreadsheet,...

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  • Books that changed the world

    26th February 2018

    Celebrate World Book Day on 2 March 2018 with this FREE resource from the Global Learning Programme (GLP).  This resource supports schools wishing to use this day as an opportunity to develop global learning through story from Early Years to Key Stage 3. Stories bring places, settings and experiences to life and provide a supporting framework in which...

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  • Young Quills 2018

    21st February 2018

    As World Book Day approaches (1 March) children and adults alike are talking about their favourite books. Developing a love of reading at an early age is an important part of growing up, and reading fiction is just as essential for young people as learning facts.  At the HA we...

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  • 100 Years of Suffrage

    6th February 2018

    The Representation of the People Act of 1918 gave the vote to all men and some women. Was it the greatest turning point in the history of British democracy? The Historical Association is looking forward to exploring that very question at the final of our Great Debate competition for students...

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  • New online records shed light on Suffrage movement

    5th February 2018

    New online records reveal that “militant” Suffragettes were largely well educated, in their 30s and born in the South East Home Office & police files detail those on the front lines of the suffrage movement Records reveal that most “militant” suffragettes were well educated, in their 30s and born in...

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  • February update from the Global Learning Programme

    5th February 2018

    GLP funding for CPD – available until 29 March 2018 State-funded schools in England can access up to £500-worth of funding* for CPD. All they have to do is register for the GLP and complete an online questionnaire, called the Whole School Audit (WSA), that tells us about any global...

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