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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.
Learn about extreme weather conditions in the UK. Look at homes adapted to different climates around the world. Create a storm-resistant den and a flood-resistant house.
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.
Investigate extreme weather in the UK and then build a den to protect yourself from a storm.
Learn about the homes that people build around the world to live in different climate. Design and build a model house that is best suited to a challenging climate.
Learn about flooding in the UK and in other countries. Look carefully at the homes built to withstand flooding and design a flood-resistant house.
Discuss storms and how to respond to an emergency. Then make and test your flood-resistant house.
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