Classroom Activity Our Risk Assessment

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

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  • Classroom Activity Our Risk Assessment

    1. 1. Are we there yet? Getting ready for local fieldwork Our Risk Assessment
    2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>To be able to identify risks to us in our local environment </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to think of ways to reduce identified risks </li></ul><ul><li>To know ways to stay safe when working out of doors </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss these learning objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what they mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you say this in a better way? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think the success criteria might be? </li></ul><ul><li>Geography – sense of place, vocabulary development </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy -Speaking and Listening & Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship & ECM- Staying safe & taking responsibility for ourselves </li></ul>
    3. 3. Look, listen, think, discuss…… <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Note down your key findings. Listen to ideas from others and edit your notes if you want to change or add something. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Notes for teachers <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these or similar examples to develop understanding and then insert your own images showing potential hazards of your intended trip. </li></ul>
    5. 5. www.multimap.com www.streetmap.co.uk www.earthgoogle.com <ul><li>Use an internet mapping programme to locate places to be visited instead of or as well as your own pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose either aerial / map view or hybrid (both). </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes a different scale and / or view can highlight different risks </li></ul>
    6. 6. Arial view of area with Google 1
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Arial view via Google of Beach area to be visited 2 Note the end terraced house.
    9. 9. 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.
    10. 10. Now write your own risk assessment from your notes <ul><li>Use the writing frame provided or design your own </li></ul><ul><li>Check with your partner that you are writing the advice as clearly as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Are you identifying the names of landscape features correctly? </li></ul>
    11. 11. 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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    12. 12. Who is responsible? Action? Risk? Where?
    13. 13. Action Risk Action Risk Action Risk
    14. 14. Plenary <ul><li>Swap your finished risk assessment with others on your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you suggest improvements? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you change yours? How? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best example on your table and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you achieved your learning objective? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you know? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Finally…. What have we learnt in geography? <ul><li>To be ready and responsible for fieldwork activities – an important part of geography. </li></ul><ul><li>New, relevant landscape vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>How to begin to read the landscape and identify hazards and risks. </li></ul><ul><li>A greater sense of place through discussions about our locality. </li></ul><ul><li>SKILLS: using geographical vocabulary, using images, asking questions, planning for fieldwork. </li></ul>

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