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Hello, and welcome to lesson six of the geography fieldwork unit.

In this lesson, we're going to be looking at can you create a field sketch of your community? Let's have a look at the agenda together now.

So this lesson is split into two halves.

In the first half, we're going to be looking at what is a field sketch? And then in the second half, we're going to be looking at how do I oh sorry, how do you produce a field sketch? And I think you're going to enjoy that a lot.

So for this lesson, you'll need three things, an exercise book or paper, a pencil or a pen, and, most importantly, our brains.

So pause the video now to make sure you've got those things and then resume once you're ready to get started with the Learn.

In this first part of the lesson, we're going to be looking at what is a field sketch? But before I tell you, I want you to just think for yourself for a moment.

What is a field sketch? And when might you draw one? Just think for yourself for a moment.

Okay, what did you come up with? What did you think about in that moment? Well, what is a field sketch do you want me to tell you? okay, here it is.

So a field sketch is a rough drawing of a location that you have visited as part of your field work.

So for example, if you look at the images on the right of your screen, you can see a picture there of a beach.

And that's actually a beach I went to on holiday, not for field work, but I did do a field sketch, which you can see below it.

Now when we do a field sketch in the first place, well field sketch is a great reminder of where you collected your data.

And it provides a basis for a more detailed analysis in the future.

And when rem.

, when doing a field sketch when drawing a field sketch, there's a very handy acronym for for all the different things that you need to include.

And that is the acronym O.





And here's what the different letters stand for.

So, the first letter O, that stands for Orientation.

So in your field sketch, you should write down what direction the sketches face.

The A stands for Annotations, so you should add detailed labels to your sketch.

S stands for Scale.

And that means if possible, you should give a measure to put the size of different aspects into perspective.

However, that's not always possible and it's sometimes quite difficult.

The I stands for Information.

So you should write down like where is the location of this field sketch.

And then the last S is a very simple one, it just means Sketch.

So you just need to draw what you see.

And again, the important thing about this is we are not looking to produce a perfect piece of art.

It is a rough sketch of an important location in your in your field work study.

So here's what we're going to do now.

Here's my field sketch.

It's not perfect.

What I would like you to do is looked very carefully at my field sketch, and then decide which elements of O.





are missing from the field sketch.

So when you're ready, pause the video to complete your task and then resume once you're finished.

Okay, did you see which elements are missing? It's not a perfect drawing.

Remember, there are certain things missing.

So first of all, Orientation.

Can we see on there, what the orientation is? what direction it's we're facing? No, we can't.

So it's missing orientation.

The way I could correct that is, for example, I know that beach is facing North.

So I should have just put an arrow and the letter N above it like a compass needle and that would suggest that would tell me it's facing North.


Does it have labels? Yes, it does, doesn't it? Because look, I labelled the sea which is the Bristol Channel.

I've pointed out there's a cliff face.

And I've written a label that there's a rocky short so annotations.

Yes, well done Mr. Barber.

Now does it include a scale? No, it doesn't include a scale.

I was bouncing bad's job, Mr. Barber but it's not always possible to produce a scale.

Only if you're able to you can add a scale.

Mine doesn't have a scale.


Does it provide information of where it is? hmm.

But it does say the Bristol Channel is there.

The Bristol Channel is very large so it doesn't have any real information about where exactly it is.

For the record.

It's a lovely beach in Devon.

Then lastly, sketch a, is there a sketch there? Can you see a sketch? I mean, yes, it is quite a bad sketch, but there is a sketch nonetheless.

So remember those key requirements or key things that you need to add to your field sketch because in a moment, you're going to be producing your own field sketch.

In this second part of the lesson, we're going to be looking at how do you produce a field sketch? And very excitingly, you are going to produce your very own field sketch, which I have no doubt is going to be absolutely amazing.

So here is how we're going to do it.

You can either draw a field sketch of Somewhere in your local community, or The image that is below my head on the screen now.

If you are choosing option A somewhere in your local community, you could visit somewhere in your local community, you could just look at a photo of somewhere in your local community to do that.

Or you could literally just look at a scene outside of your window.

If you are going out to draw somewhere, you must make sure that you are doing now with a parent or a carer and with that permission, okay.

Couple of other things to note.

Don't worry about adding the O.




S labels at this point.

We will do that in a bit.

And then finally, that you'll notice for example, in the picture underneath me, there are little people around is a bloke on a bicycle in a field sketch.

Most of the time you don't have to worry about drawing people just sketch the actual physical environment.

So, it's over to you now you're either choosing option A, and if you're going out, you're making sure that's with a parent or a carer, or you're doing your sketch below.

And for now, don't worry about adding the labels.

So when you're ready, pause the video to complete your task and then resume once you're finished.

Okay, how did you find that? It's not that it was not easy for me.

Maybe you are a wonderful artist and you found it very simple.

I'll show you what I came up with.

It's not great.

But again, it's all about you know, it's a rough sketch so it's fine.

So you can see mine on the left.

Got the trees got very rough footpath there.

And you can see it's a lake behind behind the trees, not a river, and it's clear, you know, the different parts there.

And also, I haven't added the labels yet.

So this is where we're at.

Let's move on to the next stage of producing a field sketch.

So, what you're going to do now is you're going to use the O.




S checklist to ensure your sketch map is labelled correctly.

So remember, you're going to add the orientation.

So for example, for the scene below me, I know that is facing North.

So I've put a little compass arrow at the bottom there to show it's facing North, you're going to add your annotations.

So for example, if you drew a field sketch of the Seattle scene, I've written down in the pink box, some of the key features that you can label.

Scale don't worry about the scale that's very difficult unless you have like measuring equipments So don't worry about scale.


So you're going to add a title of where your field sketch was drawn or what it is a picture of.

And if you're doing this picture, I've written the location in the pink box for you.

And then sketch.

Well, we've already done the sketch.

So you've got that bit already covered.

So when you're ready, pause the video to add the appropriate annotations and labels and then resume once you're finished.

Okay, have we completed O.




S apart from scale? Yes.

Okay, well, let's double check.

Here's my final product or final field sketch.

Let's go through mine and then review yours as well to make sure it's got all the appropriate labels.

So has my got an orientation? Just say yes or no to the screen.

What's that? Yes, it does, because you can see got my little compass arrow in the bottom left with showing that it's facing North.

So check.

Has it got annotations? Hmm.

It's labelled Green Lake, public footpath and green space.

So yes, it does have annotations.

That's a merit for Mr. Barber.

Does it have a scale? It doesn't have a scale, but it's all good.

As I said earlier, don't worry about the scale is quite difficult to be able to have measuring equipment.

And to be honest, I haven't been to Green Lake in Seattle, so I wasn't able to measure it.

Information have I clearly labelled where it is.


Yes, I have.

I've got my title at the top, showing the location.

Make sure you've added that to yours as well.

And lastly, is there a sketch on there.


Yes, it does look like a sketch.

It's not the world's greatest sketch.

But I tried my best.

And that's all that we can ever ask of anyone is that they try their best.

So, sketch, check.

So make sure go through your image now.

Make sure you've got each of those things apart from scale.

And then if you've done that, then well done.

It's a job well done.

And you have produced your very first geography field sketch.

That brings us to the end of this lesson, well done on all the fantastic work that you've done.

Before we finish.

There are just two key things that you need to do.

First of all, don't forget to write down three key things that you'll remember from this lesson.

And then once you've done that, remember to complete the exit quiz as well.

That's going to be a great way of solidifying that knowledge in your mind.

Lastly, if you'd like to share your work with Oak National, then please ask your parent or carer, to share your work on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, tagging @OakNational and #LearnwithOak.

I look forward to teaching you again soon and have a fantastic rest of your day.