Try this quiz about islands:

You may need to do some research if you are struggling to find some of the answers. Use a pen and paper to jot down any new facts you find out.

How many did you get right out of 10?

Do you remember the different ways islands are formed?

These websites may help to refresh your memory about islands.

Brain teaser: can you name the islands by their outlines? (Maybe you can challenge your adult)


This week you will be researching how islands are made.

Can you find any information which will help you to explain the different ways islands are formed?

Once you have done this, research how new life (such as birds) find their way to new islands.

Can you make a list of the types of animals you may find on a desert island?

What is the difference between a continent and an island?

There are two types of islands – continental and oceanic.

Can you find out what the difference is?

If you were to have your own island, what would you call it?

Use your research to decide what type of island it is (how was it formed)

What animals you would find on it?

Is it continental or oceanic?

Make a poster or flyer to advertise it!

If you know how to attach images to emails, you can take some pictures of your island poster and send it to:

Geography 07/05/20

Last week you were looking at the different features you would have on your island.

Today you will be finding out a bit more about what an island actually is.

Use the following information to create your own poster, leaflet or mind-map. You may want carry out your own research.

Islands are a landform that can be found in oceans, lakes, and rivers. An island is an area of land not connected to a continent and completely surrounded by water.

  • Small islands are sometimes called cays, keys, or islets.
  • A group or chain of islands is often called an archipelago.
  • An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef, island, or series of islets. An atoll surrounds a body of water called a lagoon. Sometimes, atolls and lagoons protect a central island

You can google more pictures of an atoll – they look pretty cool!

There are two main types of islands: continental islands and oceanic islandsContinental islands are part of a continental shelf. For example, Great Britain and Sicily are islands that sit on the continental shelf of Europe. Oceanic islands are islands that don’t sit on a continental shelf. Oceanic islands are mainly formed by undersea volcanoes like Iceland in the Atlantic and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.

These are the top 10 largest islands in the world:


Can you find out where each island is located? You can include any other useful information you find on your mind map!

Geography 30/04/20

Good Morning,

Last week you all had a go at thinking about the essential items you would have on your island.

Today I would like you to think about both the human and the physical features you would have on your island. You are designing every feature so you can be creative.

Can you remember what a human feature is?

Write your own definition

Can you remember what a physical feature is?

Write your own definition

Make a list of items you would like to include and label them as either a human feature or a physical feature e.g:

A road

A waterfall

A stream

A hut

A Palm Tree

Human characteristics are bridges, houses, buildings, roads etc.

Physical characteristics: features such as soil, landforms, bodies of water, types of vegetation, bushes, trees and climate.

Have a look at Richard Branson’s Luxury Island – Necker Island.

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What features human and physical characteristics could you see in the videos and pictures?

Geography Thursday 23rd April

Creating your own island!

Who can remember how we find a 6 figure grid reference?

Using a 6 figure grid reference allows you to see the minor details on a map such as bus stops and shops. It is kind of like a zoomed in view of an are.

Today you will be putting together initial ideas for your very own island. Think about the layout of your island.

What would you have on it? Make a short list (around 4 or 5 essential items) and then decide where you would position them.

Use the grid above to decide where to plot them e.g. a shack with the grid reference 771255. 

Possible items you may include:




Signal monitor

You may also want to plot where the beach would be.

Leave a comment to let us know what you decided to have on your island.

Geography – Spot The Difference

Look at these pictures taken from space.

Where/what do you think it is a picture of?

What is changing in the pictures?

Why do you think these changes are taking place?

Can you research any effects of a glacier melting?

Write a short paragraph about the causes and effects you have found.