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