Author Archives: Chris Russell

A Minor Celebration.

Thursday’s celebratory session for PED3016 was a raging success. Trainees, from all the minor specialist areas, provided a little glimpse into their work over the last three years. Amongst the presentations, was a medieval musical interlude, a history picture quiz … Continue reading

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Time Flies…

Well this term has certainly flown by. It has been hectic and it has been mad at times, but it has also been a lot of fun. During history sessions this term, here at the University of the Year, trainees … Continue reading

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PED1012 Primary History Workshop

Next week sees the start of the first year undergraduate foundation subjects module, PED1012. A launch event, next Wednesday, is followed by a series of workshop activities for each of the foundation subjects. PED1012 is a crucial module for our … Continue reading

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Ormskirk Town Trail

A new term allows us to revisit sessions, materials and the experiences we provide for our trainees. For some time I have been looking forward to revising and updating the Ormskirk Town Trail. This summer, I got the chance. On … Continue reading

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History at The Walker

  The first year History trainees were set the challenge of finding a painting, sculpture or artefact from the collection at The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, and using it to address an aspect of History for use with primary … Continue reading

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SHP Primary History Conference – British Museum 29th March

I blogged a while ago about booking my place on the Primary History Conference. The day consisted of two key note speeches and choice of two from five workshops. The opening presentation was delivered by Jamie Byrom and Michael Riley … Continue reading

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The lost art of promenading (or Liverpool History Walk 2014)

As part of our Primary History studies, we are constantly looking ¬†for ways in which we can inspire the trainees, and in turn, help them to meet the demands of a new curriculum. For many trainees Liverpool is one of … Continue reading

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Primary History Conference

All booked! The Primary History Conference takes place at the end of March, and they couldn’t have picked a better location. The British Museum no less! Workshops on offer range from looking at the new curriculum to familiar topics such … Continue reading

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Why is History Important?

A clear rationale as to why we are studying something is essential to our success, and our perceived success, in that area. Understanding why we are studying something is essential in developing our understanding in that subject. History is an … Continue reading

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Hello World

Welcome to the Primary Foundation blog. Our team intends to share our experiences, thoughts and insights into areas of primary education that concern the foundation subjects. Please feel free to follow our blog and share your ideas and thoughts with … Continue reading

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