Geography KS1: Jobs and tourism in a seaside town

William Whiskerson visits the seaside town of Weymouth.

He explores the beach and sees tourists on the esplanade.

He then visits a child whose dad owns a fish restaurant.

They look around the restaurant and then decide to collect some fish for today's menu.

They meet a fisherman and travel to sea in his boat.

William sees how maps are used to find the fish and learns about sustainable fishing.

They then use a pole and line to catch some mackerel to sell in the restaurant.

The clip also demonstrates the journey of a mackerel from ocean to plate.

This clip is from the series William Whiskerson.

Teacher Notes

Ask pupils to find Lyme Regis on a map of the UK.

With your help, they could use the scale on the map to find out how far they are from Lyme Regis.

Is there a closer beach? Encourage the children to find the nearest one on the map.

Arrange a visit, if possible.

Pupils could bring back any shells and fossils they discover, or sketch beach finds from a book or webpage.

The children could model how fossils were formed by pressing empty snail shells (or sea shells) into a tray of damp clay, to leave impressions.

Encourage them to fill the impressions with a sludgy mixture of PVA glue and sand.

When the sludge has set, pupils can peel off the clay, to reveal their model fossils.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Geography.

This topic appears in KS1/KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, Knowledge and Understanding of the World Foundation Phase in Wales and Early/1st/2nd levels in Scotland.

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