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Good Geography always starts with… Who? What? Where? Why? When? Please note most images have been taken out from this presentation Anthony Barlow, GA EY.

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1 Good Geography always starts with… Who? What? Where? Why? When? Please note most images have been taken out from this presentation Anthony Barlow, GA EY and PP Committee

2 Special places are sensory places What are our sensory memories of school? What are our sensory memories of school? How do we as Geographers try to build these sensory stores up for our learners the future? How do we as Geographers try to build these sensory stores up for our learners the future? Can we do more to encourage the use of childrens senses? Can we do more to encourage the use of childrens senses? My contention is …yes, through fieldwork! My contention is …yes, through fieldwork!

3 My objectives Over the past 3 summers I have wanted to explore with our year 3 + year 5 children: - what they know, where they go; getting them to stand and stop and stare and sense say. - to have a sense of pride in their area, its history, what its like today, where its going… its c. cohesion in action! - give them the idea that Geography lets them off the leash, gives them a say, is exciting! Over the past 3 summers I have wanted to explore with our year 3 + year 5 children: - what they know, where they go; getting them to stand and stop and stare and sense say. - to have a sense of pride in their area, its history, what its like today, where its going… its c. cohesion in action! - give them the idea that Geography lets them off the leash, gives them a say, is exciting!

4 How? Through new cross-curricular themes or topics My Favourite Place and Super Senses Place: Holidays, local, national, global knowledge Place: Holidays, local, national, global knowledge Space: journeys, getting around Space: journeys, getting around Scale: understanding and making maps Scale: understanding and making maps Skills: how to investigate the world for themselves – fieldwork Skills: how to investigate the world for themselves – fieldwork

5 Summer holiday home learning and a make a journey stick idea

6 Journey sticks - Opportunity to retrace a journey - Promotes discussion about a place - Challenges youngsters to stand, stop, stare and say See: Primary Geographer, Journey Sticks and Affective Mapping, Spring 2006, Jane Whittle At 4 metres long… it is a touch, smell, sight-filling feast

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8 Your task… Look at the big books of places Look at the big books of places What senses do the pictures evoke? (write round the middle) What senses do the pictures evoke? (write round the middle) What do you like… hate… What do you like… hate… want to know about … like to know more (wonder) about these places… want to know about … like to know more (wonder) about these places… I would do this with the children to try and build vocabulary, especially for writing!

9 Final challenge: Zoom by Istvan Banyai How could we use this to create a sense of place, space and scale? How could we use this to create a sense of place, space and scale? Is this a way we can start to discuss the interconnected world from the personal>local>national>global with the youngest children? Is this a way we can start to discuss the interconnected world from the personal>local>national>global with the youngest children?


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