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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

The Everyday Guide to Primary Geography: Local Fieldwork

Julia Tanner and Jane Whittle

  • Series Editor: Julia Tanner
  • Pages: 36
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-367-2
  • Published: 2015

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Fieldwork in the local area is an essential aspect of primary geography. The school grounds and immediate surrounding environs are a fabulous resource for pupils to discover, explore and investigate many aspects of physical and human geography. The Everyday Guide to Primary Geography: Local Fieldwork provides inspiration for a wide range of stimulating fieldwork-based enquiries at key stages 1 and 2. It demonstrates how familiar local places, such as streets, buildings and parks, provide rich opportunities for practical local investigations that develop pupils’ geographical thinking, knowledge and understanding, and extend their geographical skills. It also explores exciting possibilities for cross-curricular work through linking geography with other subjects.

The online resources for this book can be found at www.geography.org.uk/everydayguides, click on the button for this Guide and then enter the password on page 2 of your book.

CONTENTS

Geography and local fieldwork
Enquiry in primary geography
Planning for fieldwork
Resources for local fieldwork enquiries
Investigating our school
Experiencing today’s weather
Exploring where we play
Sharing special places
Recording weather patterns
Investigating the school grounds
Tackling issues in our local area
Understanding local workplaces
Exploring woodlands
Mapping changes in our local area
Exploring streams and rivers
Creating sustainable futures
Useful resources and websites

 

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