Early Level: People, Place and the Environment
While learning outdoors in differing weathers, I have described and recorded the weather, its effects and how it makes me feel and can relate my recordings to the seasons.
- Names and talks about at least two different kinds of weather
- Draws pictures to record the weather for three days
- Describes how weather affects the activities they can undertake
- Talks about how they feel about different kinds of weather
- Describes which weather is likely to be related to which season
Make a weather tree like this one.
weather_symbols and more Weather symbols.
Seasons (this is an old resource, but also fits with the new curriculum).
Seasons from NGfL Cymru
First Level: People, Place and the Environment
By using a range of instruments, I can measure and record the weather and discuss how weather affects my life.
- Uses instruments to measure and record at least two different weather elements, for example, temperature, rainfall, wind direction.
How to make a wind meter, wind vane, rain gauge and much more.
Does rain always come from dark clouds?
By exploring climate zones around the world, I can compare and describe how climate affects living things.
- Contributes to a discussion giving reasoned opinions on how the weather affects life.
- Draws two conclusions about how living things adapt to the climate in any chosen area
An Island Home: Struay and where we live.
Sheet to record how the weather affects you.
World climates – holiday destinations.
An interactive GIS activity exploring extreme temperatures around the world
Second Level: People, Place and the Environment
I can describe the physical processes of a natural disaster (extreme weather event)
and discuss its impact on people and the landscape.
- Describes the causes of a natural disaster such as a volcano, earthquake or extreme weather event.
- Describes the impact of the natural disaster giving at least three examples for people and one for the landscape. Impact can be positive or negative.
We’ve pulled together some resources about ex-hurricane Ophelia, bringing together information about tropical cyclones, depressions, anticyclones and air masses to explore the extremely unusual weather we experienced in October 2017 Ophelia.pptx.
Suggested Lessons: The Beast from the East
Lesson 2 weather observations workstation cards
You can find some older Scottish Curriculum linked ideas and lesson plans to enhance the learning and teaching of weather studies in the primary school here. These pre-date the Curriculum for Excellence.