PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY – SESSION 2 <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Consider issues of medium and long term planning </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss learning approaches – what will make the subject interesting? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider ways of developing assessment </li></ul>
Planning for Geography <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the elements of the curriculum which need to be </li></ul><ul><li>covered? </li></ul><ul><li>In what order should they be taught – developing continuity ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we ensure that the students develop their geographical </li></ul><ul><li>understanding and skills during their primary experience – </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring progression ? </li></ul>
Activity 1 – Developing a long term plan In groups – use the Key Stage 1 and 2 Programmes of Study, and develop Key Stage PoS which satisfy the National Curriculum Orders. Before we start, we need to consider the contextual information you need to know before you can complete the exercise – by yourself jot down 3 questions you would want to ask before starting such an exercise in school. What have you found out by doing this exercise?
Progression What do we mean by progression? How might we track it? Why is it important?
Activity 2 – Developing a medium term plan In your group, chose one element of your Key Stage 2 PoS, and assume you have a 6 week half term with a lesson a week. Produce an outline plan for a Scheme of Work in this area of the PoS.
Reflecting on planning Why do we need to plan? What are some of the ‘rules’ of planning? What are the challenges in planning? Why are continuity and progression so important? http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/primary.htm Primary Geography in Staffordshire http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/geography/contents.htm Primary Resources http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/schemes2/geography/ DCSF Standards Site
GEOGRAPHY Local studies e.g. settlement ART e.g. work of local artists, photographers and architects HISTORY e.g. local history The Built Environment Change over time Skills drawing map-making aesthetics Skills museums drawing communications maps drawings conservation A Cross-curricular Approach
Developing Learning in Primary Geography Approaches Photos, diagrams & maps Questions & enquiry Geography and language development ICT
Activity 3 – Investigating approaches <ul><li>In your group: </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the main methods which can be used in your approach </li></ul><ul><li>Give at least one concrete example of the methodology through use in a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Standards site to highlight a scheme of work, and download it, highlighting and discussing how your approach is included in the chosen Scheme of Work. </li></ul>Planning for fieldwork Thinking about assignments