Resource ID 107121

Lower KS2 Geography

Human and Physical Geography
Identify features using Geographical vocabulary
"Feature Finder Ferry Challenge! Using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to features. "
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Feature Finder Ferry Challenge! Using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to features. "
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107121 - Lower KS2 Low Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

107122 - Lower KS2 High Ability

Please be aware...

On 13/12/2021 we identified that this resource may be slightly outdated:

The resource makes references to Fawley Power Station; this has recently been demolished and is being redeveloped. The resource is still useable, and the refinery is still in place.


Students identify and label physical and human features seen on their Red Funnel ferry journey.

Contextual Summary

This is a Geography resource for students in lower key stage 2 that focuses on physical and human geographical features. It is designed to be used while on board a Red Funnel vehicle ferry. It engages students with the topographical features of the UK’s South- West coastal region from Southampton Harbour via Southampton Water and the Solent to East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The resource enables students to develop their environmental awareness by observing, identifying and describing physical and human features in the wider landscape; it promotes the use of directional language and geographical vocabulary in context and under field work conditions. Students could compare and contrast the coastal environment with their home environment and are encouraged to draw conclusions on how different areas are used for different purposes.

Key Skills Practised
  • Reading maps and locating their own position while on a moving ship in order to spot human features on land and physical features around them
  • There is ample opportunity for using directional language; recognising features on resource as features in landscape & vice versa
  • All students will be experiencing in field work conditions how difficult orientation on sea can be and why maps and books can only give an idea of how things really look
Learning Opportunities


Students will learn to use satellite images, compare them to OS map of the same area and will become familiar with key concepts and vocabulary in this context.


Apply knowledge & understanding of physical and human geographical features under fieldwork conditions; using simple maps of new location to mark human features they spot on the way; use of locational & directional language; description of features; use of observational, communication and co- operational skills.


Reinforce learning by using the notes made on physical features to write a longer descriptive piece on the information collected during the field trip. The Venn diagram, list of adjectives and answers to questions can be used as scaffold for writing. „ The resources on human features can be used to create a detailed and illustrated spider diagram on an A3 sheet to show and discuss the different activities which take place in this particular coastal environment.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate and develop their understanding of physical and human geographical features. They will demonstrate & develop use of descriptive, directional and geographical key vocabulary. They will practise co-operation skills. Students will also develop descriptive writing skills and the ability to categorise and sort geographical features (post-visit).

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