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:: From good to outstanding in geography: promoting effective development of map skills and fieldwork Year1 to Year 6 ::
Fieldwork is a requirement in the geography national curriculum: Key Stage 1: use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds, and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environments. Key Stage 2: use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies. This course will explore a range of ideas on how the school grounds and surrounding local area could be used as the basis for geographical fieldwork from Year 1 to Year 6, and provide an anchor for development of pupils’ geographical skills in the use of maps and photographs. In addition to the schools grounds, ideas for using local woodlands, streams, town or village centres, war memorials, churches and cemeteries will be discussed, with a bank of practical ideas for fieldwork in these environments. If delegates have a basic plan of their school grounds, and any easily transportable maps/aerial photos of the local area, they are welcome to bring these on the day. The course will demonstrate how schools can access OS maps (old and new), and photographs (ground and aerial) online of their local area to support local fieldwork.
By the end of the course participants will have:
  • a bank of over fifty ideas for using your schools grounds and local area for fieldwork investigations and enquiries
  • clarity on the stages in the ‘fieldwork process’ and what progression looks like in geographical fieldwork and map skills from Year 1 to Year 6
  • guidance on how digital technologies can be used to support and enhance fieldwork, and how pupils can present and write-up their fieldwork findings in creative and effective ways
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
Price £75 (£85)
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