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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.
Begin to understand the effects of climate change. Consider how we can combat these changes and create a class eco-code. Perform a class assembly about Antarctica, penguins and climate change.
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.
Inspired by a lost penguin, find out information about Antarctica and the penguins who live there.
Generate and ask questions about Antarctica. Research and find the answers using the internet.
Find out more about penguins and how they cope with the extreme weather conditions. Work together to make a penguin huddle.
Investigate and discuss the impact of climate change and think of ways to help the environment. Create a class eco-code.
Share learning by devising and perform a class assembly about Antarctica, penguins and climate change.
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