Primary Geography Lesson Planning

8 Tips for Bringing Primary Geography Lessons to Life

Geography is a topic that can open the doors for students to become fascinated with the world around them, and geography is perhaps more relevant and necessary than ever before as we tackle climate change and other environmental issues. The problem with geography is, without the right intention behind how it is taught, it can feel dry and irrelevant to pupils.

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Lesson planning just got a lot faster

Lesson planning just got a lot faster!

At Pango, making teachers' lives a little easier is what we're about, which is why we've spent the last couple of months giving Pango a complete refresh. We've taken on board Pango teachers' feedback and listened to teachers' needs to develop an update that:

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Does the 'Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check' Spelling strategy work?

Does the 'Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check' Spelling Strategy work?

Spelling is a skill some children pick up quickly and naturally while others struggle for years. Sometimes spelling struggles come hand-in-hand with reading difficulties, but sometimes children struggle to spell while finding reading a breeze. With so many different learning styles and levels in the same class, how do you teach spelling in a way that is accessible and beneficial for all?  

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Schemes of Work: How to choose the right one

Schemes of Work: How to Choose the Right One

A scheme of work is a long-term plan designed to ensure that students are taught all the skills and knowledge in the curriculum for that subject.  Schemes of work are typically broken down into teachable units or modules.

Schemes can be highly valuable in two key ways:

  1. Schemes should reduce teacher planning and preparation time, and
  2. Ensure students are taught progressive lessons that cover the full curriculum. 

However, not all schemes are made equal and the wrong scheme, or following a scheme totally rigidly can cause difficulties.

To take the difficulty out of choosing between a multitude of schemes, we partner with the best schemes of work - giving teachers access to progressive, primary schemes of work across 9 subjects, all in one place. 

Save time by accessing choice, quality and flexibility at your fingertips.Explore trusted schemes of work

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Recycling Week: How to encourage recycling in the classroom

Recycling Week: How to Encourage Recycling in the Classroom

Climate change and the environmental crisis we face are crucial topics to broach in our classrooms, but it has to be done carefully. While kids need to understand their need to play a part in bettering the world, it’s important not to scare them or make the situation appear hopeless; they must feel excited and empowered about the actions they can take to better the world.

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6 tips for teaching a meaningful, high-impact PSHE curriculum

6 tips for teaching a meaningful, high-impact PSHE curriculum

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is an integral part of a child’s education. PSHE is currently a non-statutory subject. However, the Department for Education does expect all schools to teach PSHE to their students. And, some parts of PSHE are compulsory; for primary schools, it is compulsory to teach relationship education and in state-funded primary schools it is also compulsory to teach health education.

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