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My Wellbeing Hero

my wellbeing hero

There are some people you meet in the world that have a lasting effect on you; some positive, others well not quite so positive. To celebrate the amazing people out there helping us all to look after ourselves, I’m starting a short series of #MyWellbeingHero posts.

I thought I’d start with someone that has had profound an effect on me, I won’t say who they are as there are some personal details but they will know it is them.

Who is your wellbeing hero?

We will call her Ms A…. A for awesome.

Give 3 words to describe them.

Inspiring. Brave. Positive.

How have they helped to improve your wellbeing?

This person makes me think. They inspire me to look after my wellbeing and that of others. They’ve helped me to see the impact #Teacher5adayBuddyBox has had and makes the work involved totally worth every single minute of it.

What makes…

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Resource – Describing routes using maps

This resource is one I created during my PGCE back in 2010-11 and I think I’ve used it with year 7 every year since. It’s one of those resources that is always applicable.

It’s quite a simple activity. Students are given a map, key and task sheet.

The task sheet provides a cops and robbers scenario with descriptions being provided by a helicopter overhead. Students have to follow the suspects around the map and fill in the missing information or select the appropriate information from the options provided in order to catch the suspects. The task sheet has been provided as a word document so you can easily amend to suit your students.

To grab a copy of this resource click here. 

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Hope you find the resource of use.

Mrs Humanities


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Resource – Why did Parliament turn on Charles I?


As part of the themetic topic on Law and Order I developed at my last school, we explored the origins of Parliament. After having looking at the origins the students explored why and how Parliament turned on Charles I.

The students spent a couple of lessons on the topic in order to uncover the cause, consequence and significance of Charles’s execution in 1649.

They started with a card sort, which they used to develop an interpretation of events.


Students read, sorted and linked the cards by writing on the tables with whiteboard pens to create their interpretations.


This was then followed up with a piece of extended writing which involved them using the card sort, our discussions and their annotations to write 3 paragraphs on the cause, consequence and significance of Charles’s execution.

You can download the resources here, along with some resources for LA students.

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Hope you can make use of the resources.

Mrs Humanities



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News – #TMGeographyIcons Website


Behind the scenes lots of work has been going into organising the first and only full-day TeachMeet for Geography teachers by Geography teachers.


I’m so excited with what we are putting together for you. We’ve 2 great key note speakers, one is Alan Parkinson (@GeoBlogs), the second we are yet to announce. 


The next big piece of news is why I’m writing this post. We are finally ready to go live with our #TMGeographyIcons website.

On the site you will find key information including bios of our speakers and TeachMeet presenters, location details and all of our upcoming news.


There’s plenty to look forward to, so make sure you bookmark the first #TMGeographyIcons website.

You can also keep up-to-date with any announcements by following us on Twitter.

Hope to meet many of you on Saturday 23rd June.

Mrs Humanities






Resource – Origins of Parliament Assessed Task


When I set up the Humanities department at my last school, I decided to that students would study thematic topics; One of those was Law and Order.

Students in year 9 explored the origins of government and parliament from 1066.


As part of the topic on Law and Order students explored a variety of historical events that led to the development of parliament and government here in the UK as well as the consequences. This was later followed by looking at law and crime in Victorian Britain.

foragainstroyaltablegoodbadPart way through the topic students had a simple recall test and an assessed extended writing task.




The assessed extended writing task I favoured. Students got to explore their understanding of the topic content drawing upon their understanding of cause, consequence and significance.


The feedback sheet looked like this, to feedback I used one colour highlighter to identify successes and another for next steps to work on during feedforward time.


This was then followed by the English Civil war and a mystery inquiry on why did Parliament turn against the King? We finished the topic with a look at modern day.



Students came away with a thorough understanding of how and why parliament and governance has developed.

To access the assessed task shown above click here. 

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If you’d like the resources as well for the topic, get in touch. I’ve magpied a variety of resources from a range of free sources such as the UK governments education pages so don’t want to publicly share them.

Hope you find the ideas of some use.

Mrs Humanities