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Geography Fieldwork in the Primary Phase

Fieldwork can be described as anything outside that involves geography talk, geography thinking and geography skills. But how do you ‘pin that down’ to make it meaningful and engaging for children? This course explores the concept of fieldwork and provides you with lots of teachable ideas.

  • Practical and engaging
  • Ideas for large fieldwork ‘events’ but also small-scale activities
  • Links to current Ofsted thinking around “disciplinary knowledge”
1 hour
£99 + VAT
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About this course

In its 2021 geography inspections report, Ofsted was critical of the quality of fieldwork in KS2. Children were visiting places, but they weren’t making observations and gathering data while they were there or analysing and presenting this in the classroom.  “Fieldwork,” the inspectors said, “is vital to geographical practice”.  This course provides a wide range of fieldwork ideas, not just for KS2 but also KS1 and the EYFS.

This short course will:

  • Explore the meaning of ‘fieldwork’ according to a range of geography experts
  • Unpick the confusion around related concepts like ‘enquiry’ and ‘skills’
  • Consider assessment and cross-curricularity


  • Headteachers and SLT
  • Geography leaders / humanities leads
  • EYFS, KS1, KS2

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.

This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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