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Geography KS1 CPD: Planning great fieldwork and local studies
November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
How can we develop powerful geography through a local area study at KS1?
Our local areas provide a rich starting point for children’s geographical investigations. Using case study examples from specific places, find out how the key concepts of place, space and scale can help provide a robust framework for developing the core knowledge and skills that will go on to form the bedrock for further learning.
This session will deepen your knowledge of geography at KS1 and help you construct rigorous medium-term plans based on accessible enquiry questions which link to key knowledge and skills in the National Curriculum.
This online workshop is bookable individually or can be combined with the KS2 workshop on the 15th November.
What past participants have said:
Engaging speaker, good understanding of the abilities of KS1 children and great ideas! Thank you.
Some good resources to share with my KS1 colleagues… Will empower KS1 staff to feel more confident when taking children on a fieldtrip and providing ideas for different/sequenced locations with different tasks.
Really useful to hear about key skills and concepts in Key stage 1. There were lots of good ideas from this session and it was useful having the progression documents.
Ben Ballin is a Primary Geography Specialist and a member of the Primary Geography Editorial Board. Ben is an experienced teacher and trainer who leads Primary Geography networks in the West Midlands and London.
He has written teaching materials for the Geographical Association, the RGS (with IBG) and the online Primary Geography website Oddizzi. In 2019, he created a Primary teaching atlas for the publisher TTS.
Ben has led several popular Geography CPD sessions for – and within – OTSA and in March 2021 recorded a OTT podcast on climate education.
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