Training Days

The training days have two themes: teaching of historical skills and improving historical knowledge.
The current sessions cover historical empathy, chronology, using objects, developing historical arguments and judgements, what are history skills, prehistory with Dinosaurs, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Romans, Vikings, Saxons, The Maya, Food, Famous Faces and Events, Toys and Games

Full and Half Day Courses

The full and half day sessions are designed to reflect the fact that most attendees will be attending the course during the school day. So for a morning session: refreshments and booking in are from 09:00 – 09:50. The session starts at 10:00 and runs to 12:00; with time available afterwards for individual questions. For an afternoon session: refreshments and booking in are 12:30 – 12:55. With the session starting at 13:00 and running to 15:15

What you can expect: a series of lectures and workshops as suits the topic, a hand out based on the presentation, the chance to work through ideas for classroom teaching and refreshments, possibly a resources shop.

What you need to bring: note taking materials, something to write with.

Twilight Courses

The twilight sessions are designed to reflect the fact that most attendees will be travelling to the course after attending school. So refreshments and booking in are from 15:30 – 16:00. The session starts at 16:00 and runs to 17:45; with time available afterwards for individual questions.

What you can expect: a series of lectures and workshops as suits the topic, a hand out based on the presentation, the chance to work through ideas for classroom teaching and refreshments, possibly a resources shop.

What you need to bring: note taking materials, something to write with.

Course presenter – Patricia Silver-Warner MA (Prim. ED), BA (Hons) (Hist. with Prim. Ed.), QT
Tricia is a qualified primary phase teacher; with 25 years experience of teaching 4 – 11 year olds. She specialises in History and for the last 10 years has worked as specialist bought in by schools to develop history skills. Her articles have also appeared in Teach Primary and Historical Association publications. Her work is particularly noted for the emphasis on encouraging children to be active, hands on learners who develop skills to find out more.