KS1 Topic Overview: Weather Experts 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. Block Block A Daily Weather News [4 sessions] Key N.C. Objectives Geography and Drama Block B Meteorologists [5 sessions] Block C Seasonal Change Geography, D&T and Maths [4 sessions] Gain a better understanding of the weather through weather observations, gathering data and performing simple tests. Make and use weather instruments. Collect, analyse and report data. Art and Geography [5 sessions] Block D Extreme Weather Identify daily weather patterns in the UK. Locate the UK on a map. Find and name the countries in the UK. Use simple compass directions. Locate London and know it is a capital city. Participate in presentations and role-plays. Children will be introduced to famous artists and works of art, they will make their own versions of art using different techniques including: brushstrokes, texture, colour, line, pattern and shape. Children will identify and discuss seasonal weather patterns and begin to understand the causes of these patterns. Use globes and maps to identify the equator and find locations in the UK and worldwide. Geography and D&T Discuss UK types of daily weather patterns and extreme weather. Use maps to identify the UK and use compass points when finding locations on the map. Locate the world’s seven continents and understand that climates vary in different parts of the world. Design and build a flood- resistant house and evaluate models through discussion. Select and use materials to make dens and models based on their properties. Creative Block Outcomes 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. Explore aspects of weather. Make simple weather measuring instruments and contribute to a class weather station and weather chart. Study famous artworks and create collages, drawings and paintings to develop an understanding of weather patterns. Work towards a final art display. Learn about extreme weather conditions in the UK. Look at homes adapted to different climates around the world. Create a stormresistant den and a flood-resistant house. © Original resource copyright Hamilton Trust, who give permission for it to be adapted as wished by individual users. We refer you to our warning, at the foot of the block overview, about links to other websites. KS1 Block Block E Climate Around the World [6 sessions] Block F Hot, Hot, Hot! [6 sessions] Topic Overview: Weather Experts Key N.C. Objectives Geography and English Research world locational knowledge and use geographical language (poles, equator, continent, ocean and the 5 key climate zones). Participate in presentations and role-plays. Write for different purposes. Become familiar with non-fiction texts. Geography and Music Understand that climates vary in different parts of the world. Form an understanding of hot climates. Perform collaborative weather-based chants, related to the weather in either the UK or South Africa. Block G Geography and English Cold, Cold, Cold! Use compass directions and directional language [5 sessions] Describe routes using maps and map keys. Identify the world’s continents using globes and atlases. Understand the significance of the equator in relation to climate. Identify and locate Antarctica. Be introduced to the impact of human activity on climate. Devise and participate in presentations and performances. Creative Block Outcomes 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 block focuses on the hot climate, art and music of South Africa. Design and construct instruments to accompany performances of weather chants. 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. © Original resource copyright Hamilton Trust, who give permission for it to be adapted as wished by individual users. We refer you to our warning, at the foot of the block overview, about links to other websites.