SITE SPIES! COASTAL SETTLEMENTS AND LAND USE (LYMINGTON - YARMOUTH ROUTE)
Designed to support a school trip to Wightlink Ferries
GEOGRAPHY Upper Key Stage 2
Variants: Low Ability students
Human and Physical Geography
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This is a geography resource which engages students with the human and physical Geography of Lymington and Yarmouth Harbours and the surrounding area of the Solent, while on their ferry crossing to/from the Isle of Wight. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities.
This resource focuses on students learning about the physical and the human characteristics of the ‘geography’ of the settlements of Yarmouth and Lymington, and the wider area on this stretch of the Solent coast, as seen from the ferry. The resource leads students through knowing what the key terms associated with the topic area are, and understanding what they mean. Students learn the meaning of the term ‘site’, and they examine what makes a good, and not such a good, site for a settlement.
Through map work and photo interpretation students then examine the physical and human geography of the site of the settlements of Yarmouth and Lymington, prior to seeing them whilst on the ferry. They also learn about the physical processes that happened in the past, which have given rise to the present-day character of the area. While on the ferry crossing, students will be able to observe what the settlements are, and what the Solent is, like today. A variety of tasks enables them to fully investigate the human and physical geography of the area.
On their return to school, students then work in small groups to summarise, in the form of a presentation, all that they have learned.
Key Skills Practised
Recognition of key physical and human geographical features
Use fieldwork to observe and record human and physical features of an area
Use OS maps, photos and sketching
Development of literacy skills
Carrying out independent and collaborative group activities.
Students will learn what the key terms (physical and human Geography, site and land-use) mean, and will also learn about the physical and human characteristics of Yarmouth & Lymington as a settlement.
During the Visit
Students will make observations from the ferry in order to understand the physical and human geography of each settlement, and the wider Solent area.
Students summarise what they have learned through a group work task to develop and deliver presentations.
Students will be able to define what physical Geography and Human Geography is, and also the terms ‘site’ and ‘land use’.
Students should be able to describe the physical and human geography of the sites of both Lymington and Yarmouth and the surrounding area of the Solent, including the role of defence both past and present.
Students will make and record observations about what the area is like; both the physical and the human features.
Students will develop presentations in groups to summarise what they have learnt.
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