Reading and Writing in Geography: practical ideas for geography leaders in primary schools

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Repeat course – new date – 10 March 2021 – 09.00 – 12.00

Feedback from the original course:

Fantastic session, great ideas and lots to take away. The breakout rooms are great! A good way to share good practice! thank you 🙂 

That was a great course. Very entertaining, along with lots of useful resources that can be shared throughout school. 

Really enjoyed the training – lots of great ideas to take back to school and share with staff. Thought it worked really well on Zoom

This is an online course for geography subject leaders in primary schools delivered via Zoom. The presentation will be available to download at least 48 hours before the day if anyone would like to print this to take notes. There will also be downloadable resources  that will be needed to fully participate in sessions.

For further details of how online courses will work please follow this link:

Online Courses for Autumn 2020

This half day course is based on the premise of putting geography first whilst providing practical and easy to implement ideas for continuity and progression through the school  in both non-fiction and poetry.


We will look at how to read and research, and organise and write texts to demonstrate understanding in geography. There will also be creative ideas for publishing work with an emphasis on audience and purpose. Similar ideas will be covered on the sister course Reading and Writing in History: practical ideas for history  leaders in primary schools. This means that children will be able to become familiar with the techniques and concentrate upon applying their knowledge and understanding.

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For KS1, there will be a focus upon describing and communicating information about human and physical features both locally and internationally. In KS2, we will move on to describing and understanding human and physical elements and topographical features such as hills, mountains, coasts and rivers in greater depth.

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The reading element of the course will look at how texts are organised – text structure and organisation – before moving on to cover how to write these texts effectively  – spelling, punctuation and grammar focusing upon key features of the genre and age related expectations in different year groups.


Finally, we will move onto creative and engaging ideas for publishing children’s geography work.


Booking – this is done by emailing me with the following information:


Postal Address of school

Name of Delegate(s)

Delegate(s) email addresses for the invitation to join the Zoom meeting

Email address for invoice

Cost  – £90 per delegate. If a place is booked on the sister course, Reading and Writing in History: practical ideas for history leaders in primary schools then the cost will be reduced to £75 per person per course.

If colleagues from your school have attended any of the days in November 2020 then the reduced rate will apply. Please mention this in your booking email.