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Geography Online Training
2020 - 2021

Introducing Geography in the Early Years
Tutors: David Weatherly and Sheena Wright

Cost: £125 plus VAT per delegate - 9.00 am – 3.15 pm

Rationale of the day

The Early Years Foundation Stage reforms to the Understanding the World educational programme, together with the new People, Culture and Communities Early Learning Goal have accentuated the need to establish strong and identifiable Geography provision at the foundation stage. The day will provide timely and valuable support for EYFS and Geography leads seeking to clarify their understanding and manage the implementation of the revised learning and development and assessment requirements for Geography in the EYFS. It will be relevant to schools and settings which are early adopters and those introducing the changes in September 2021.

Key Objectives – all colleagues will leave the day:

  • Understanding the major concepts and skills that underpin Geography teaching and learning and how these help children make sense of the world at the foundation stage.
  • Knowing how to ensure curriculum continuity, sequencing, and development with Key Stage 1 and across mixed aged classes.
  • Recognising how the Characteristics of Effective Learning and links to other areas of learning can be key drivers in developing geographical enquiry at the foundation stage.
  • Having reviewed examples of learning enquiries using storytelling, talk, visits, role play and primary sources to develop a child’s spatial awareness.
  • With an extensive range of CPD materials to support the development of effective practice amongst colleagues in their own schools and settings.

Course Outline

  • 08:45 – 09:00  Registration
  • 09:00 – 10:45  Principles of developing geographical thinking in the EYFS
  • 10:45 – 11:15  Break
  • 11:15 – 12:45  Principles into practice; Exemplar learning enquiries 1
  • 12:45 – 13:30  Lunch
  • 13:30 – 15:15  Principles into practice; Exemplar learning enquiries 2

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