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Splendid Skies

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Let’s put on our coats, pop up our brollies and investigate the weather.

This half term, we’ll take a walk outdoors to find out about different types of weather and to look for signs of the seasons. We’ll study TV weather reports, make weather symbols and learn about the life and work of Sir Francis Beaufort. Creative opportunities will allow us to explore weather in works of art, make season trees and create seasonal music! We’ll compose weather poems and write postcards describing the weather in different places. Our thinking skills will come in handy when we experiment with thermometers, investigate the effects of the Sun and compare weather around the world.

When we are weather experts, we will share our knowledge with you. We will record and broadcast weather reports, perform weather songs and music and describe our ideal holiday destinations.

Help your child prepare for their project
Weather is wonderful! Why not go for a walk and observe the weather? Take photographs and make notes of interesting observations. Alternatively, study a weather app together to see how symbols are used to show the weather over the coming days. You could also fly a kite in the park on different days to find out which conditions are best for kite flying!

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Lila and the Secret of Rain – David Conway; Chicken Licken – Vera Southgate

Memorable experienceNature's treasures walk
Innovate challengeWeather station
EnglishRecounts; Poetry; Lists and instructions; Postcards; Non-chronological reports
ScienceSeasonal changes
A&DCollage; Painting
GeographySeasonal and daily weather patterns
HistorySignificant individuals – Sir Francis Beaufort
MusicWeather sounds and songs
Science investigationsHow big is a raindrop? How wild is the wind? Does it snow in summer?

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