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Help me spend some money !

Discussion in 'Primary' started by HANR, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. HANR

    HANR New commenter

    Hi there,
    I've recently been given a post as a primary history coordinator and told last minute that I have to spend £800 in the next week... Does anyone have any good recommendations of the best way to spend it ? I was thinking maybe of some online resources ? Let me know if you've used anything that's particularly good.
    Thanks very much!
     
  2. digoryvenn

    digoryvenn Lead commenter

    Really?
    Why?
     
  3. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    Have you asked your colleagues about their resources? Maybe there are resources missing or some that need updating? Carry out an inventory.
     
  4. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    The time limit seems like a recipe for bad decisions - presumably it's a question of the end of the financial year approaching. Maybe there is another subject coordinator who knows exactly what they will want to spend their budget on next year - in which case it would seem more sensible for them to have this money and you to have more next year.

    But I agree about auditing what you have and what you need, particularly for any of the topics which are new to your curriculum.
     
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  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Invite theatre groups and speakers, especially ones that re-enact various battles or so on.
    You'd spend £800 on a couple of days!
     
  6. thinkypublishing

    thinkypublishing Occasional commenter

  7. HANR

    HANR New commenter

    Thanks very much, yeah, teachers have said they'd like artefacts and online resources ???
     
  8. teacup71

    teacup71 Occasional commenter

    I would buy an appropriate timeline for each class. Come to think of it does anyone know of any good ones out there?
    I was looking at some outdoor clocks with Roman numerals. We do cross curricular work to help with maths.
    I always subscribe to the Historical Association some good resources and plans. In order to do those plans you need to have some good resources.
     
  9. Ataplin

    Ataplin New commenter

    Check out planbee.com
     
  10. HANR

    HANR New commenter

    Excellent, thanks. Just contacted planbee and bought HA membership .
     
  11. eliot371

    eliot371 New commenter

    Guided reading books linked to your history topics - reception to year 6....?
     
  12. HANR

    HANR New commenter

    Great idea, thanks !
     
  13. KS2History

    KS2History New commenter

    Look at KS2history.com for planning and books - it is good for resources for some of the more unusual history topics of the curriculum like Benin and Shang Dynasty as well as things like Stone Age artefacts etc.
     
  14. martianpoolwoman

    martianpoolwoman New commenter

    Yellow Brick Road Workshops do great workshops on Ancient Benin and Shang Dynasty as part of our Ancient Civilisations workshops. It also includes Maya, Egypt, Baghdad in the Golden age of Islam, Ancient Mesopotamia. Workshop prices vary but email for current prices.
    yellowbrickroadworkshops@hotmail.com
     

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