Practical Geography & History, KS2
This event will take place between 9:30am and 5:00pm on 07/03/2019.
Discover what makes quality teaching of Geography and History by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which will engage children in interactive methods which can be adopted and adapted for different KS2 year groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all, in line with the current focus for a broad and balanced curriculum, which develops knowledge, skills and vocabulary.
We will look at how to develop the skills of KS2 geographers and historians with progression, through practical ways to develop enquiry and questioning in both subjects. There will be suggestions for developing knowledge, concepts, vocabulary and skills in both subjects. Interactive methods to develop the use and understanding of Ordnance Survey maps and fieldwork ideas will be covered. Suggestions will be explored for handling artefacts and documentary sources of historical information to develop the higher order historical skills of interpretation and rigorous focused historical enquiry.
There will be a bespoke element to the course, so delegates will be able to state which N.C. themes in KS2 they would like practical ideas for.
This course will:
• Present practical ways to encourage up to date teaching and learning of geography through the soles of your feet together with a “hands on” approach to History, to building knowledge, with suggestions of how to evidence these in children’s work books.
• Inspire you how to achieve an engaging approach to the teaching of Geography and History through the use of a variety of maps, the local area and a range of historical sources and geographical websites. There will be a short learning outside the classroom and fieldwork activity.
• Unpick the KS2 National Curriculum, to fully understand how to ensure coverage of the statutory requirements for History and Geography with progression and challenge for all.
• Provide the opportunity to explore resources to support you in the teaching of Geography and History in line with current demands which still is engaging for the KS2 learners.
Venue: Kelsall Primary School, Flat Lane, CW6 0PU