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Living Geography Young geographers explore their local area. Young Geographers Project Shelley First School Lisa Conlon ~ March 2008 . Living Geography The young geographers project has focused on four key aspects: Engaging in practical ‘curriculum making’
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Young Geographers Project
Shelley First School
Lisa Conlon ~ March 2008
How does it fit in with Shelley First School?
As the Geography co-ordinator in school, who has taught both KS1 and KS2 I felt that this was a great opportunity to move the school forward in the fieldwork aspect of Geography. This was an area that, as a school, we feel could be developed further and this project gave us the opportunity to do it. Geography is valued greatly in school and we wanted to use the time given to take part in good quality teaching and learning.
Using the current geography topic ‘Kenya’ I decided it would be a good idea to link it together with this project.
As I am also taking part in the ‘Primary Geography and ICT’ curriculum making course it made sense to bring it all together.
Below are the 2 planners I created:
‘What is it like to live in Shelley?’
‘Using ICT in Geography’
‘This house is near to school, you have a very short journey and you don’t even have to cross a road! I have to cross two.’
‘My house is tall, you have to go up two lots of stairs.’
‘My house has a garage at the side of the house not at the bottom.’
‘Some houses were built before others, Shelley keeps getting bigger and bigger!’
‘A lot of houses in Shelley look the same because they are made out of the same stone.’
‘I wonder why?’
‘So they all look the same, silly.’
‘I like walking up the Wyns, sometimes if you listen
carefully you can hear crickets and birds.’
‘Mark’s grandma lives in a bungalow like my Auntie’
Using the website ‘Quikmaps’ to talk about what we think about Shelley.
‘I live across from the hairdressers.’
‘This is my old house, I don’t live in Shelley now. Park Avenue is a very long road.’
‘Penistone road is the main road, we go on it to town and Morrisons.’
Then we went in the ICT suite to use the software local studies to copy it.
teacher, we had a coffee afternoon as part of the ’24 hour tea and coffee’ event.
We raised £200!