Resource ID 107194

Upper KS2 Geography

Human and Physical Geography
Physical Geography
"Flood Alert! Island Cut Off!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Flood Alert! Island Cut Off!"
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107194 - Upper KS2 High Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

107191 - KS3 Low Ability

107192 - KS3 Mid Ability

107193 - KS3 High Ability


While crossing the Solent, and travelling up/down Southampton Water aboard their Red Funnel ferry, students will get the opportunity to experience first-hand what the area is like today. They will be provided with historical information to inform them of what the area was once like and, through the activities they will be completing, they will come to understand how and why the physical geography of the area has changed.

Contextual Summary

This is a geography resource which engages students with the environment of Southampton Water and the Solent, whilst on their Red Funnel ferry journey across. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities. The resource task will help students to understand the physical geography processes that have shaped the Solent and Southampton Water historically, and to then appreciate how the physical characteristics of Southampton Water have enabled specific human activities to develop there. The resource will develop students’ geographical terminology by introducing new terms, and giving them the opportunity to demonstrate how these terms are correctly used. Supporting information and images will promote discussion and act as aides for students to complete the activities.

Key Skills Practised
  • Understanding key processes in physical geography (weather and climate, linked to glaciation, the flooding resulting from de-glaciation, and the landforms created as a result)
  • Understanding key processes in human geography (economic activity) and how these activities are related to / interact with the physical environment
  • Geographical skills of observation, analyzing images and using maps to locate and transfer information.
  • Literacy skills will be developed through the activities on the worksheet.
Learning Opportunities


Students will familiarize themselves with the geography of the area, using maps to locate key features, e.g. the main rivers, Southampton Water and The Solent. „ More able students could be encouraged to research the formation of The Solent / Southampton Water a little before the visit.


Students complete the post-visit activities as on their ability-relevant worksheet.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to describe the location and key characteristics of the area. Students will gain an understanding of the physical processes that have led to the development of these present-day characteristics. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which the physical environment can affect, and provide opportunities for, human development and activities.

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