Resource ID 107141

Lower KS2 Geography

Locational Knowledge
Location of places and environments
"Southampton Water: Mapping Land Use"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Southampton Water: Mapping Land Use"
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This is a Locational Knowledge resource focusing on identifying urban and rural land use in the area around Southampton Water. The pre- visit activities reinforce knowledge and understanding of the UK’s countries and regions, their respective rural and urban economies and the differences between the local area of the school and the southern coastal area to be visited.

Contextual Summary

The on-site activity, to be used while on board a Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry, uses this preparation to aid detailed observation, recognition and recording of as many relevant features as possible on a blank map. Post-visit activities encourage investigation of the geographical reasons for the connection between land use and economic activity and invites comparison with the local region of the school. The resources help students to engage with the topographical features of the UK’s South-East coastal region from Southampton Harbour via Southampton Water and the Solent to East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It enables students to develop their skills in recognising geographical features at home as well as elsewhere and relating them to maps; it promotes the use of directional language and geographical vocabulary in context and under field work conditions.

Key Skills Practised
  • Reading maps
  • Understanding, recognition and correct use of the Geographical concepts of Urban and Rural Economic Activity as Land Use patterns
  • Comparison between Local Area and a new location in the UK
  • Use of directional language and geographical key vocabulary
  • Team working skills in field work conditions.
Learning Opportunities


Students should re-cap locational knowledge of UK, focusing on identifying urban and rural land use; will be able to compare their local region with this South-Eastern coastal region; use maps and will become familiar with applying key concepts and vocabulary in a new context.


Students will apply knowledge & understanding of Locational Knowledge. „ They will be focusing on identifying Urban and Rural Land Use under fieldwork conditions. „ Students will use prepared maps to record features of the new location. „ They will practise use of locational, directional and geographical key words. „ Students will make use of observational, communication and co-operational skills.


Students can re-inforce learning by comparing the information collected on the field trip to their knowledge of their local area. „ They have the opportunity to discuss and write a resume of their findings. This can be presented, compared and evaluated as a whole class activity.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate and develop their understanding of Locational Knowledge, focusing on identifying Urban and Rural Land Use. They can demonstrate & develop use of directional and geographical key vocabulary and concepts. Students will practise co-operation skills.

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