Dear Subject Leader / Teacher / Teaching Assistant,
Welcome to the HEP Primary Geography home page. On this page, you will find a range of resources and information to support you if you are: the subject leader for Geography at your school and/or a classroom teacher/teaching assistant looking for advice and guidance to support your lesson planning.
The National Curriculum for Geography states that there are three main aims:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
- are competent in the geographical skills
Whether you are a subject leader / class teacher / teaching assistant, this is without doubt the best resource for guidance, resources / activities. The Geographical Association (GA) is the professional subject association to support the leadership / teaching & learning of geography.
Membership of the GA costs £52 / year (for either an individual or a school).
For this you / your school will receive:
- a copy of (3 times / year)
- has a themed focus
- contains practical, informative, inspiring and thought-provoking articles to support geography teaching and learning in the primary classroom each term
- is available in print and online
- contains articles supplemented with online extras such as worksheets, further ideas and PowerPoint presentations.
All members receive GA Magazine which contains a roundup of all the latest news and activities at the GA as well as subject articles and upcoming CPD courses.
All members can opt-in to receive the GA’s fortnightly e-newsletter. Subscribers to Primary Geography journal will also receive a copy of the GA’s half termly Primary Update email as part of their membership.
Group memberships cover whole schools/institutions. Group members are provided with a website login that allows up to ten concurrent users from their single school/institution to access all the benefits of GA membership online; in addition Group members will also receive one hard copy of their chosen journal(s), plus GA Magazine, through the post unless opting for digital-only membership.
Please also check out the the Royal Geographical Society which is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography. The RGS has links to numerous KS1 and 2 resources/activities to enhance children’s geographical learning. This website will also be extremely helpful to the ‘non’ geography specialist looking for high quality subject knowledge to support them. For example, have a look at the range of resources to support the teaching of a unit of work on Rivers.
develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
Barnaby Bear explores
Travel with Barnaby Bear
Geography through story books
Growing up around the world
understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, and
Field Studies Council
Thames Explorer Trust
Hounslow Urban Farm
Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE)
London Museum of Water and Steam
Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve
Barnes Wetland Centre
If you have used / know of any good resources to share with other subject leaders / teachers in Hounslow – please do email them to Andy Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will add them to this list…