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Through a series of lively activities, such as creating and filming their own weather forecasts or making their own weather station, build knowledge of seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK. Begin to understand the hot and cold areas of the world as well as developing locational knowledge and early geographical skills.
Make a weather chart and film your own weather forecasts! Learn about the countries and capital cities of the UK, points of the compass and weather symbols along the way.
This Topic is written for Key Stage 1. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Children will identify daily weather patterns in the UK and have the opportunity to mime weather activities.
Learn about map work and how to make a key, all through being inspired by the fantasy town of Chewandswallow.
Children will develop their knowledge of compass points and make up a fun but informative weather forecast.
Children will close the block by using their knowledge to create and film an imaginary weather forecast.
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