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New National Curriculum

Discussion in 'History' started by dasboy, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Because i have stated an opinion different to yours about the curriculum, your best response is that im a pro-gove troll? ...
    Just reading back this thread alone, I'm the third person who, when we have said opinions contrary to yours, you have insulted them rather than answer their point or enter into a debate. (you were called bully boy earlier on) I'm sure these are the core skills you have subconciously passed on to all your classes. I'm sure you'll be a great loss to the profession.
  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    Really? I've posted debates here with a number of posters who are first time (or very low number posters); could they be the same people under different names, I wonder?
    By whom? Where? In what circumstances?
    Who's being insulting now, troll?
    I'm happy with my more than 3 decades service to the profession... As have been the schools I've worked in.

    I doubt you've ever taught in classroom - except in your dreams, maybe...

  3. Just read back through this thread. Congratulations on posting a reply with some constructive points, and without insulting me.......you really proved me wrong again.....wait a second......oops .
  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    I did.

    And you're still a troll.

    How many different names do you post under?
  5. Page 9 was when you were called a bully boy.....oops.

    Congratulations again, on having enough intelligence to not resort to insults....oops.
  6. Yeah, im a troll, i joined this forum 12 months ago, and lay in wait until the moment was right to use this alias to attack you.....really? I can actually believe that you think that.

    The thing is, you think you're "winning an argument" by insulting people until they can't be bothered to reply to you. But every single person reading this thread can see clearly how you are behaving, and in an attempt to look "right" you are in fact proving yourself to be quite an embarrassment.
  7. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    You could try replying to the concerns many history teachers in secondary, schools, and primary teachers also, have expressed about Gove's proposals. And also the Historical Association; and many respected academic historians...
    Instead to have claimed that role plays etc. will solve all these problems. And that's it. All you've come up with.
    And when pushed on this you 'shouted' by using the upper case...

    But don't worry I don't think you are an embarrassment...

    Just a sandwich or two short of the full picnic...

  8. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

  9. Seems your mouth is bigger than your bottle, like all bullies.
  10. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    You seem rather a sad and pathetic individual...why do you bother to post here if you can't answer the simplest questions?
  11. I've said my points regarding the curriculum quite a few times. Ha haa, no-one's even reading this other than me and you. you've already chased off anyone who disagrees with your view. Who wants to click on a thread about the new curriculum and end up reading me and you arguing? I'm going to offer once more that we agree to be different and move on?
  12. clear_air

    clear_air New commenter

  13. *whispers*
    Shhhhhhhuddduuuupp Clear_Air...... I think we've cleared the air and moved on *crosses fingers*
  14. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    I see at least one other recent post (not by me!) critical of duckeggchavmilf has disappeared: it wasn't rude, didn't swear...but clearly our strangely named 'friend' has a very thin skin....

  15. Why do you reject my love?
  16. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    The direct message you sent me included:
    Would you like to sort this out face to face? Where are you based? I'm in xxxxx but can travel easily.
    I removed the name of the county...

  17. gogojonny

    gogojonny New commenter

    I had to teach about the murder of Thomas Becket this year. We did some role plays, which the pupils loved. Had I more time to plan I was going to get some crime scene tape, and rope in someone to play Becket and lie dead on the classroom floor. There is no reason why Y5/6 cannnot learn about this and enjoy it at the same time. My pupils were creative yet learnt the key facts about the event using the 5 Ws - What, Who, Where, Why and When.
  18. gogojonny

    gogojonny New commenter

    By making the pupils work and having high expectations.
    Yes be creative, but use it in moderation. If one lesson is a creative 'lets make a shield' lesson, the next should be a 'sit down and answer 20 questions lesson'.
    But really there shouldn't be any 'make a shield' lessons. Even if there is, pupils should combine this with some extended writing on the shield.
    The problem with history has been that teachers have combined it with art and geography. This convenience is now being taken away partly, and obviously some teachers are unhappy about it.
    And with regards to assessment, any good teacher will regularly ask the pupils to turn to the back of their books and answer 10 questions.
  19. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    I was referring to KS2 - have you seen the list of topics to be covered; and the attainment target? Esp. as few KS2 teachers are History specialists...
    I'm not sure how true this is in primary - be interesting to have some primary teacher comment - wasn't the case with my children 10 years ago...
    If all the History in the NC that is pre-1688 is to be taught by the end of KS2, how much of this key period do you think an average pupil will remember by the time they are 21? Or 41?
  20. gogojonny

    gogojonny New commenter

    Then they shouldn't be teaching in a primary school. The job of a primary school teachers covers all subjects on the Primary NC. A job which pays in excess of 25K a year. If someone is not up to standard on their history then should go away and learn about it.
    Lets stop using this term 'specialists' - it is just an excuse in Ks2 not to teach a subject.
    If taught well all of it.
    Stop looking for excuses.


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