Geography

Dear Subject Leader/Teacher/Teaching Assistant,

Welcome to the HEP Primary Geography homepage. 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 or 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

Geography SL Resource Pack January 2021

Subject Self-evaluation template

Both the Geographical Association (GA) and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) below, provide high quality resources to support the teaching and learning of these three aims.

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)

Every issue:

  • 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.

The Royal Geographical SocietyPlease 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.

B)

understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, and

The River Thames
https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/rivers-(1)/the-river-thames/
https://www.lgfl.net/learning-resources/summary-page/river-thames

Weather
http://weatherstations.lgfl.org.uk/geography.html

C)

are competent in the geographical skills.

Ordnance Survey resources for schools
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone

Digimap for schools
https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/primary/

If you have used or know of any good resources to share with other subject leaders or teachers in Hounslow, please email them to Nikola Standing – n.standing@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk

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