SOUTHAMPTON WATER: MAPPING LAND USE
Designed to support a school trip to Red Funnel Ferries
GEOGRAPHY Upper Key Stage 2
Other Key Stage Variants: Lower Key Stage 2 (Low Ability) | Lower Key Stage 2 (High Ability)
Variants: High Ability students
Location of places and environments
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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.
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.
The resources will require students to re-cap their Locational Knowledge, focusing on identifying urban and rural land use. They require skills in using and understanding maps and applying this knowledge to a new location. This will include locating features on
the journey and annotating a blank map. There is opportunity for follow-up work by completing the maps annotated on the journey at school and discussing the differences in land use between their local area and Southampton Water-Solent area. Working in pairs, there is an opportunity to use key vocabulary and practise practical co-operation and team work
Key Skills Practised
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.
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.
During the Visit
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.
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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