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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.
Explore aspects of weather. Make simple weather measuring instruments and contribute to a class weather station and weather chart.
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.
Make observations about the wind using geographical vocabulary and make a wind streamer.
Explore the air and the wind. Research kites from around the world and harness the power of the wind as you make your own kites!
Research the phenomenon of clouds and rain and investigate their make-up. Further explore rain by making your own rain gauge.
Learn about temperatures and the sun’s influence. Find out about the sun itself and how to measure temperatures while making a sun catcher.
Using simple weather measuring instruments record measurements on a chart and report the results.
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