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Friday – Session 1 – FPAW1
Saturday – Session 4 – SPAW4 

Taking the long view: helping children make links within the chronological study and across periods
Andrew Wrenn, Education consultant

Children sometimes struggle to understand that history is not just about ‘now’ and ‘then’ but many ‘thens’, and they can find it difficult to relate periods to each other, especially if these are taught out of chronological order. This interactive workshop will demonstrate how children can build their own ‘map of the past’ by the study of broad overviews across a sweep of time, and how they can compare cultures within the same period. Examples will include a study of change and continuity after 1066 and contrasting ancient civilizations.

Friday – Session 1 – FPCT1
Curiouser and curiouser. How to engage children in exploring their local history
Chris Trevor, Primary education consultant 

Influenced by the words of Cheshire-born Lewis Carroll, Chris will share resources used to engage teachers and raise awe and ‘wonder’ in children during ‘Local History’ enquiries in Cheshire, some of which can be adapted in your own local area. Methods will be shared to explore the rich ‘wonderland’ on your own doorstep, together with a look at local history through the nine lives of the Cheshire Cat in different periods.

Friday – Session 2 – FPHC2 
EYFS: how to teach the past without teaching history
Helen Crawford, University of Northampton

In this workshop we will explore how creating a class memory box can encourage young children to ‘talk about past and present events in their own lives’.

Friday – Session 2 – FPBB2
The history of geography: three thousand years of maps
Ben Ballin, Geographical Association
Alf Wilkinson, Consultant to the Historical Association

How have people pictured the world over time? This session supports a joint historical and geographical enquiry into mapping, from Anaximander’s map of 600BC to present-day digital formats. We will explore a variety of examples from the past and think about what they have to tell us about how human beings have seen the world and the nature of mapmaking itself.

Friday – Session 3 – FPBF3
Working towards quality: supporting you in success to the Quality Mark and Chartered Teacher status
Bev Forrest, Educational consultant, trainer and researcher

This session will support you on your journey to becoming a quality mark school. Examples of good practice from successful gold schools will be reviewed. It will also introduce the materials for gaining the Chartered Teacher of History award.

Friday – Session 3 – FPKD3
Teaching creatively and teaching for creativity
Karin Doull, University of Roehampton

With the current focus on ‘knowledge-based’ learning, it is important to ensure that this is pursued through pedagogical strategies that engage children’s interest and promote a ‘love of learning’. Creative thinking develops problem-solving, risk-taking, and collaboration and team work. It puts the learner at the centre of the learning process. History is an essentially creative subject, requiring historical imagination to access the past. This workshop will present some practical activities to demonstrate how to teach creatively, as well as suggestions to promote teaching for creativity.

Friday – Session 4 – FPCT4
How to become a more effective subject leader for history
Chris Trevor, Primary education consultant

This session will be a taster of the full day course offered nationally by the Historical Association. There will be an introduction on how to audit the current state of history in your school and suggestions for taking action to implement improvements and how to enthuse others and make a wider impact. There will be opportunities to share good practice, resources and interactive activities.

Friday – Session 4 – FPKA4
Teaching Relevant, real and inspiring; practical approaches to using your local heritage
Kate Argyle and Lois Gyves, Historic England

We want every child to be inspired by their local heritage and every teacher to have brilliant resources to use inside and outside the classroom. This session will look at how to find and unravel your local heritage and how to use it to inspire real learning opportunities. Skills include developing children’s sense of place; showing them change over time; developing chronological understanding and enriching their vocabulary; and encouraging risk-taking, curiosity and questioning.

Saturday – Session 1 – SPAF1
Vicious vocabulary: exploring words in history teaching
Ailsa Fidler, Liverpool Hope University

History is a story, and to help our children tell it we need to help them build a wide, varied and relevant vocabulary. This workshop, spanning both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, will look at how to build vocabulary work and progression into history without producing yet another spelling list!

Session 1 – SPHC1
Is there more to World War II than evacuation and the Blitz?
Helen Crawford and Paul Bracey, University of Northampton

The Blitz and evacuation are typically major focuses when teaching World War II at primary level. This workshop sets out
to relate both these events to a broader perspective, particularly with respect to teaching diversities of experience in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Session 2 – SPBF2
A fresh look at Florence – using our study of significant people to open doors to understanding people in the past
Bev Forrest, Educational consultant, trainer and researcher

12 May 2020 will see us celebrating 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birthdate. This milestone should prompt us to review our approach to teaching Florence Nightingale at Key Stage 1 and to welcome coverage of other significant people. This workshop will support you in undertaking this review and introduce you to new people and activities.

Session 2 – SPST2
Using your Romans theme to develop literacy – going beyond the obvious
Sue Temple, University of Cumbria

So often, writing in our history lessons resorts to the obvious ‘diary entry’ or a ‘letter from a soldier’. We will explore some more interesting and challenging ways to encourage the children to write interesting pieces of work.

Session 3 – SPST3
Up Pompeii! Strategies for teaching significant events at Key Stage 1
Susan Townsend, University of Roehampton

Exploring ways to teach significant events at Key Stage 1, looking at Pompeii and the sinking of the Titanic.

Session 3 – SPSF3
History at greater depth
Stuart Tiffany, Pudsey Lowtown Primary School

In this session, Stuart will be exploring the principles of how working at greater depth can be applied into history units of work to allow the most able of learners to excel and fully reach their potential in history lessons. As part of this session, Stuart will be applying the techniques and principles to teaching the Ancient Greeks, including chronology, source analysis and enquiries. By the end, delegates will have a deeper understanding of what greater depth can look like and how to apply it into a unit of work.

Saturday – Session 4 – SPCT4
Surviving the Stone Age
Chris Trevor and Dave Trevor, 10000 years BC

This workshop will dispel the popular myths and stereotypes of the Old Stone Age. How can you as a teacher survive teaching the Stone Age by avoiding some of the more common traps and pitfalls? We will raise your awareness of how people in the Stone Age survived the Stone Age and introduce hands-on learning opportunities to engage learners to develop their understanding of the period.

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