I am planning, with the help of Darryl and Jenny to create two inquiry suggestions for the school that was interested in FOSIL. One for year 1 potentially Houses and homes or it could be an RE topic about Jesus the other will be for year 4, following on from working with them previously, with their India topic. An added bonus is that this school is very interested in p4c (Philosophy for Children) which I feel works really well with the connecting and wondering of FOSIL. More of that later.
I spoke to the PPA teacher, a teacher who permanently covers lessons in school to allow planning and preparation time. This teacher worked with me on a research project about inspirational leaders and after showing her the outline of the year 6 plan for Alfred the Great Inquiry Journal she could clearly see how we could plan a much better independent research topic. She is looking at what the expectations for her teaching this topic is and then we will choose a person and support the students through the process. I am excited to have such a keen teacher but also look forward to the rest of the planning with the other year groups if I get the opportunity. I feel confident that we have a product that is easily understood by teachers and works with their goals too.