Planning – using big ideas Changes in scale – from global to local Individual interpretations of place through the emotions Environmental quality - How do we change places for better or worse? Key Questions What is our world like? – awe & wonder at complexity of environments How is our world changing? – childrens received perceptions from adult world What is our school environment like? How would we like to see it change? Who is responsible for our environment? Geographical skills Fieldwork & valuing personal experiences of place visit a choice of internal & external locations around the school, take photos use senses to determine own perception of each site & record analyse & compare own/class data Mapwork represent class feelings on school plan – affective mapping Global citizenship awareness of our environmental responsibilities Use of geographical vocabulary Aspects of ESD Individual perception of environmental quality Recognition of mans ability to change, improve & sustain the environment CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Links with other curricular areas Citizenship – developing confidence & responsibility, preparing to play an active role as citizens Science – variation in species & habitats RE – different religions views of the World & its creation Numeracy – data handling, collection of real data, appropriate presentation methods & analysis of data sets Literacy – textual clues to hidden meaning or moral conveyed in a story / poem Resources Stories / poems: Wonderful Earth by Nick Butterworth & Mick Inkpen Green Poems edited by Grandad says & We must protect the countryside Dinosaurs & all that rubbish by Michael Foreman School plan & clipboards Digital cameras
How do we feel about places? Boring & unfriendly Everyone should learn how to put the books back properly. Make more space. Can we have a gardening patch?
Ideas for Change Old & defaced furniture, messy walls Boring & unfriendly New chairs & carpet Paint around the whiteboard Plant flowers around the door Make a welcome sign – designed by us. We dont like sitting on a dirty floor. Drinking water tap wont turn off. Have recycling bins for composting food. Have mats for wiping shoes at all entrances. Stop the tap from dripping. Were not allowed in there when the grass is wet. Theres not much to do. Make a stepping stone walkway Have a canopy or willow sculpture.
Making Decisions Decision: We studied all the outcomes of the review & voted for: Water to be our main focus – minimising waste & better provision of drinking water School grounds & litter to be on- going projects Y5/6 Eco-Reps to be involved in creating our Action Plan of what needs to be done & how we can go about it (extract from Eco-Committee meeting)