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Tapnell Farm Park

Resource ID 152162

KS3 Geography

Human and Physical Geography
Human Geography
"Dairy Diversified: Moo-ving on from Dairy!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Description
"Dairy Diversified: Moo-ving on from Dairy!"
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152162 - KS3 High Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

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This is a geography resource which engages students with the farming and working environment of Tapnell Farm Park on the Isle of Wight. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities. This resource focuses mainly on the human geography of the farm, specifically focusing on economic activities; the focus is mainly on the primary and tertiary sector, but it also encourages students to consider associated activities in the secondary and even the quaternary sectors too. The resource leads students through understanding what the term economic activity mean, and how it is divided into primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary categories, and how to make observations about and categorise economic activities that have taken, and are currently taking place on the farm. Through their study of this, they will also learn about how the farm has diversified from a dairy farm into tourism and recreation. On their return to school, they then use guidance in the resource to work in small groups to produce and deliver a presentation to the class to summarise all that they have learnt.

Contextual Summary


This is a geography resource which engages students with the farming and working environment of Tapnell Farm Park on the Isle of Wight. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities. This resource focuses mainly on the human geography of the farm, specifically focusing on economic activities; the focus is mainly on the primary and tertiary sector, but it also encourages students to consider associated activities in the secondary and even the quaternary sectors too. The resource leads students through understanding what the term economic activity mean, and how it is divided into primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary categories, and how to make observations about and categorise economic activities that have taken, and are currently taking place on the farm. Through their study of this, they will also learn about how the farm has diversified from a dairy farm into tourism and recreation. On their return to school, they then use guidance in the resource to work in small groups to produce and deliver a presentation to the class to summarise all that they have learnt.

Key Skills Practised
  • Understanding key processes in human geography (economic activities, farming)
  • Conducting fieldwork by making observations and applying their observations to specific tasks
  • Development of literacy skills
  • Carrying out independent as well as group activities.
Learning Opportunities

Pre-Visit

Students will learn what economic activity is, and the different categories of economic activity, as well as some background about Tapnell Farm Park’s previous and current ‘character’.

On-Site

Students will see examples of economic activities taking place on the farm, and will also consider those that are associated with the current ‘set-up’ in terms of the development phase and also those that are linked to the daily running/operation of what is there.

Post-Visit

Students work collaboratively in small groups to produce and deliver a presentation about all that they have learnt.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to define what economic activity is, and will be able to define and give examples of the different categories of economic activity. Students will know what types of economic activities are in evidence on the farm park today and should have at least some understanding of those that were associated with the development of the farm park as it diversified and may also be able to discuss other economic activities that are linked indirectly to what they have seen at the farm park. Students will produce and deliver a follow up oral presentation to summarise what they have learned.

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