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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 the continents, the poles, and many more key ideas, including the 5 key climate zones. Create a travel agency, travel brochures and passport travel stamps!
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.
Share your knowledge of the world – the places visited on holiday or where your relations are living abroad.
Learn that the UK has a temperate climate and that there are 5 climate zones. Make your own passport and begin to plan your world trip.
Learn about the characteristics of Polar and Desert climate zones and create colourwash pictures to represent these extremes.
Research the characteristics of Mediterranean and Tropical climate zones and paint pictures to represent your findings.
Consolidate your knowledge of the 5 climate zones and create travel posters and stamps ready for the role-play.
Role-play visiting the travel agent and travelling to the 5 climate zones. Collect travel stamps and write a postcard or brochure.
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