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Classroom Activity Our Risk Assessment

Classroom Activity Our Risk Assessment



A risk assessment template activity that can be adapted and used with primary pupils via an IWB.

A risk assessment template activity that can be adapted and used with primary pupils via an IWB.



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  • Are we there yet? Getting ready for local fieldwork Our Risk Assessment
  • Learning Objectives
    • To be able to identify risks to us in our local environment
    • To be able to think of ways to reduce identified risks
    • To know ways to stay safe when working out of doors
    • Discuss these learning objectives.
    • Do you know what they mean?
    • Could you say this in a better way?
    • What do you think the success criteria might be?
    • Geography – sense of place, vocabulary development
    • Literacy -Speaking and Listening & Note taking
    • Citizenship & ECM- Staying safe & taking responsibility for ourselves
  • Look, listen, think, discuss……
    • You are going to see some photographs of places we will be visiting. Listen while you are told something about each place then spend a couple of minutes discussing the key dangers or risks with your partner and what you could do to keep safe.
    • Note down your key findings. Listen to ideas from others and edit your notes if you want to change or add something.
  • Notes for teachers
    • The following slides are examples of what you might use and how you might present them as examples of what a ‘risk’ is and what ‘action’ might be taken.
    • Use these or similar examples to develop understanding and then insert your own images showing potential hazards of your intended trip.
  • www.multimap.com www.streetmap.co.uk www.earthgoogle.com
    • Use an internet mapping programme to locate places to be visited instead of or as well as your own pictures.
    • Choose either aerial / map view or hybrid (both).
    • Sometimes a different scale and / or view can highlight different risks
  • Arial view of area with Google 1
  • What are the risks ? What action can we take to stay safe? Risk : falling over on bumpy, hard car park surface. Action : walk rather than run. Look carefully. Risk : steep, slippery slope Action : keep clear. Risk : moving cars Action : Look, listen & think. Stay close to adults N 1
  • Arial view via Google of Beach area to be visited 2 Note the end terraced house.
  • What risks ? What action can we take to stay safe? Risk : sharp objects and other rubbish on beach Action : check carefully before sitting down. Risk : hot sun can burn skin Action : sun cream and hats 2 Here is the same house seen from ground level.
  • Now write your own risk assessment from your notes
    • Use the writing frame provided or design your own
    • Check with your partner that you are writing the advice as clearly as possible
    • Are you identifying the names of landscape features correctly?
  • What might be dangerous? What are the risks ? 1_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Keeping Safe How do we stay safe? What action can I take? 1_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • Who is responsible? Action? Risk? Where?
  • Action Risk Action Risk Action Risk
  • Plenary
    • Swap your finished risk assessment with others on your table.
    • Can you suggest improvements?
    • Would you change yours? How?
    • What is the best example on your table and why?
    • Have you achieved your learning objective?
    • How do you know?
  • Finally…. What have we learnt in geography?
    • To be ready and responsible for fieldwork activities – an important part of geography.
    • New, relevant landscape vocabulary
    • How to begin to read the landscape and identify hazards and risks.
    • A greater sense of place through discussions about our locality.
    • SKILLS: using geographical vocabulary, using images, asking questions, planning for fieldwork.