Key Question: What features can you see in a journey around our school?
Learning objectives:Knowledge and Understanding of the World - Explore and Investigate
30-50mths –Describe and talk about what they see.
40-60mths- Find out about some features of the school environment –outside.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World –Place
30-50mths – Show an interest in the world in which they live.
40-60mths – Observe, find out about and identify features of the school –outside.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World – ICT
40-60mths – Use everyday technology to support learning.
Learning outcomes:Look, Listen and Note
How children examine features of the environment.
Instances of children identifying features of the environment.
The children’s interest in the things they see while walking around the school.
How children connect photographs to places in the environment.
How children coordinate actions when using the digital camera.
Brief activity description
Discuss the features of the landscape in the fictional text, ’The Journey’. Ask if the school has any of these
features (eg – mountains, hills, streams, rivers, bridges, houses ). We will find out!
In small groups or whole class, dressed appropriately for the weather, go outside, armed with digital cameras (for
the children) and clipboard (for the adults).
Using senses ask children what they can see, hear, smell, feel. Encourage them to take photographs of the
features they are interested in. Make notes of comments made in relation to the environment.
Place pictures onto a Power Point presentation (as soon as possible after the fieldwork), adding speech bubbles
for children’s text.
Ask children to describe what they can see, hear, feel from looking at the photos.
Use known phonics to help teacher or pupil add text to the pictures (this can be slow going perhaps whole class
then small groups to keep interest).
Resources: Where next (or extension)
Text –‘The Journey’ by Neil Griffiths and Scott Mann Ask children what they would like to find out
Wellies, coats, hats about.
Clipboards for adults. Offer suggestions if needed – go on a journey,
Digital camera (s) –the more you have the better. boats, rivers, mountains, bridges….
Time- to download photos to power point. Use interest to plan next steps – if possible
Skill in using power point. focusing on fieldwork elements. Find a stream in
Austrey, make a book about ‘The Journey’.