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Key Stage 1
The Weather

Discover the many different types of clouds. Learn to record the temperature and how to measure it accurately. Use an Okta grid or design and test your own sundial. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. We have enjoyed putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 9 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 6 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • 2 videos, providing examples of Types of Clouds and All About Snowflakes to inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Geography, Maths and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Geography = Maths = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Click to Enlarge Activity Resources Relation to National Curriculum Downloads
Activity One - Play Outside

Activity 1
Play Outside

  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
Activity Two - UK Weather Map

Activity 2
UK Weather Map

  • Ge1/1.1b name and locate the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
Activity Three - Measuring Wind Direction

Activity 3
Measuring Wind Direction

  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
Activity Four - Measuring Precipitation

Activity 4
Measuring Precipitation

  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers
Activity Five - Measuring Temperature

Activity 5
Measuring Temperature

  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure temperature (°C); to the nearest appropriate unit, using thermometers
Activity Six - Types Of Clouds

Activity 6
Types Of Clouds

  • Types Of Clouds Video
  • Blue card / paper
  • White chalk
  • Cotton wool
  • PVA glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Black paint
  • Cup to mix
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Activity Seven - Measuring Cloud Cover

Activity 7
Measuring Cloud Cover

  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
Activity Eight - Sundial

Activity 8
Sundial

  • A3 / A4 paper
  • Plasticine / blue tack
  • 2 Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Activity Nine - Design A Snowflake

Activity 9
Design A Snowflake

  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Ma2/3.2a identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line

Symbols Key

    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Geography = Maths = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Play Outside
Activity 1
Play Outside
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
Downloads:
Activity Two - UK Weather Map
Activity 2
UK Weather Map
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.1b name and locate the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
Downloads:
Activity Three - Measuring Wind Direction
Activity 3
Measuring Wind Direction
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Ge1/1.4b use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West)
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
Downloads:
Activity Four - Measuring Precipitation
Activity 4
Measuring Precipitation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers
Downloads:
Activity Five - Measuring Temperature
Activity 5
Measuring Temperature
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure temperature (°C); to the nearest appropriate unit, using thermometers
Downloads:
Activity Six - Types Of Clouds
Activity 6
Types Of Clouds
Practical Resources:
  • Types Of Clouds Video
  • Blue card / paper
  • White chalk
  • Cotton wool
  • PVA glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Black paint
  • Cup to mix
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Downloads:
Activity Seven - Measuring Cloud Cover
Activity 7
Measuring Cloud Cover
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
Downloads:
Activity Eight - Sundial
Activity 8
Sundial
Practical Resources:
  • A3 / A4 paper
  • Plasticine / blue tack
  • 2 Pencils
  • Ruler
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Downloads:
Activity Nine - Design A Snowflake
Activity 9
Design A Snowflake
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.3a identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom
  • Ma2/3.2a identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
Downloads:

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