A significant event: the Bristol Bus Boycott
Sarah Whitehouse
University of the West of England, Bristol
How did people campaign against racism in the 1960s? This workshop will explore a range of challenging sources that will support children in thinking critically using the Bristol Bus Boycott. The 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott arose from the refusal of the local bus company to employ Black or Asian bus crew. It drew national attention to racial discrimination and is a highly significant event in the history of race relations and equality in the UK.
Friday – Session 1 – FP1SW

An introduction to mastering primary history
Bev Forrest
Stuart Tiffany
Westroyd Primary School and Nursery
This session provides a taster of the full-day course offered nationally by the Historical Association. It is aimed at NQTs/RQTs and anyone wishing to gain greater confidence in teaching the subject. You will be introduced to a range of exciting and fun ways to teach history, while supporting pupils in achieving depth and mastery within the subject.
Friday – Session 1 – FP1BF

Grace Darling: using pictures to study a significant individual in the past
Kate Thomson
University of Gloucestershire
This session will explore the rich range of pictorial sources available for this unit of work and consider how these might be used as the basis for an enquiry at Key Stage 1. It will consider how sets of pictures can be used to stimulate higher-order thinking skills and will explore strategies for encouraging detailed analysis of a single image.
Friday – Session 2 – FP2KT

Who are we? Exploring approaches to migration in the recent and distant past
Paul Bracey and Helen Crawford
University of Northampton
The National Curriculum offers many opportunities to explore migration stories across the key stages. This workshop will provide insights into a range of planning, teaching and learning approaches for teaching about migration in both Key Stages 1 and 2. These will be related to National Curriculum programmes of study.
Friday – Session 2 – FP2PB

LGBT+ in primary history: teaching with confidence
Damienne Clarke and Gary Pykitt
Birmingham City University
This session will provide context relating to LGBT+ issues in education and the importance of inclusion when teaching history. It will suggest planning for age-appropriate LGBT+ inclusive history teaching and learning, through study of a significant individual in KS1, and how this could be revisited/developed at Key Stage 2. It will include suggestions, activities and examples, reviewing questions, where to go for support, and teachers’ own next steps in relation to practice.
Friday – Session 3 – FP3DC

Curriculum design: coverage, connections and creativity
Chris Trevor
Chris will describe her approach, using simple steps, to support the design of your bespoke history curriculum within your wider whole-school curriculum, based on her experience of helping over 500 schools. The latest Ofsted guidance on curriculum design, intent, implementation and impact will be incorporated to help you form a coherently planned, localised curriculum with progression and connections to previous and subsequent learning.
Friday – Session 3 – FP3CT

Making challenging primary sources accessible: a case study of the SS Great Britain
Tracey Wire
University of Gloucestershire
Taking a case-study approach related to the SS Great Britain, the session will examine how, using a variety of strategies and a layered approach, primary pictorial and written sources can be made more accessible to pupils. The aim is for children to respond to a key question and produce an extended piece of writing. The sources used will include a passenger list, diary entries and letter.
Friday – Session 4 – FP4TW

A European region and the influence of the Greeks
Ben Ballin and Alf Wilkinson
This workshop will combine a study of ancient Greece with a European regional study at Key Stage 2, helping you get the most out of your history and geography planning. Hands-on activities will offer an integrated enquiry approach that contributes to place and locational knowledge, physical and human geography and an understanding of the impact of the ancient Greeks.
Friday – Session 4 – FP4BB


Teaching primary history through creative enquiry
Kerry Somers
Sherborne House School
In teaching primary history, we want our young historians to develop their enquiry skills, learn to analyse and use evidence to make their own judgements about the past and appreciate that there is always a different perspective. History is a subject where creativity can thrive and flourish and this workshop will introduce you to a range of activities, following the Hampshire approach to enquiry, which you can ‘take away’ and use to inspire your own little historians.
Saturday – Session 1 – SP1KS

Practical approaches to chronology progression
Stuart Tiffany
Westroyd Primary School and Nursery
The session focuses on hands-on approaches that teachers can use to actively teach chronological progression throughout the primary phase, including challenging the more able.
Saturday – Session 1 – SP1ST

What’s the issue with the baby and the bath water?
Karin Doull
University of Roehampton
With the Ofsted framework in mind, this workshop will look at curriculum design and development, highlighting some of the areas that can promote or hinder the redesign process. This will be a practical session. There will be time to consider individual curriculum maps and discuss these within the group. Please bring your school’s current curriculum map and any thorny problems or questions that you are grappling with.
Saturday – Session 2 – SP2KD

The early years and how history fits in
Rob Nixon
The Berkeley Academy
This session will look at how the early-years learning goals can be used to enhance and implement history within your school. It will explore how history can be taught to children at a younger age than Key Stage 1 and how to include EYFS in your thought process as a subject leader.
Saturday – Session 2 – SP2RN

Using technology to bring history to life
Glenn Carter
Ingleby Mill Primary School
Learn how to bring history to life using a variety of apps and technology that are sure to engage and excite your class.
Saturday – Session 3 – SP3GC

A taster of the full-day Primary CPD courses offered by the HA
Chris Trevor
Try taster activities from the HA’s ‘Becoming an Effective Subject Leader’ and ‘Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History’ courses to whet your appetite for attending the full-day courses. In this short session you will gain effective strategies that you can take away and use next week to enhance your role and the teaching and learning of primary history!
Saturday – Session 3 – SP3CT

From intent to impact: planning primary history taking into account the new Ofsted framework
Andrew Wrenn
This practical session will demonstrate how to plan academically rigorous yet creative primary history.  It will help to meet the requirements of the new Ofsted framework, paying particular attention to how curriculum intent can be evidenced in curriculum mapping and sequenced enquiries in medium-term plans.
Saturday – Session 4 – FP4AW

Sharing a free creative and cross curricular WW1 resource on Germans in Britain
Matthew Stibbe
Sheffield Hallam University
Gertie Whitfield
Drama teacher
Come and get this exciting free upper KS2 resource. Working in partnership, Professor Matthew Stibbe and teacher Gertie Whitfield will tell the story of this resource through practical classroom activities. The resource is based on the little-known history of World War I internees in Britain and Germany. It challenges students to think about issues becoming ever more pertinent in our world today through the window of the past, alongside discovering a hidden history of WWI.
Saturday – Session 4 – FP4MS

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