Topic - Weather and Seasons

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Identify weather types.
  • Look at the impact of weather on everyday lives.
  • Create a weather forecast for their own island.
  • Learn the countries of the UK naming and locating their capitals and surrounding seas.
  • Understand a weather forecast in the UK.
  • Explore different types of extreme weather and their effects.
  • Name and locate continents.
  • Map the main climate zones.
  • Find out about weather in different countries.
  • Compare Bromley’s weather to a hot and a cold non-European country.

Key Vocabulary

  • General terms: Season, weather, temperature
  • Weather types and forecasting: sunny, rainy, foggy, cloudy, stormy, windy, snowing, hailing, overcast, thundering, clothes, warm, hot, cold, freezing, damp, forecast
  • Map skills and locational knowledge: map, north, south, east, west, key, symbols, continents, oceans, seas, countries, UK, England, London, Wales, Cardiff, Scotland, Edinburgh, Northern Ireland, Belfast, English Channel, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, Continent, ocean, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, Oceania, Antarctica, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean
  • Severe weather: dangerous, effects, extreme, drought, heatwave, hurricane, flooding
  • Climate zones: hot, cold, temperature, climate, wet, dry, desert, polar, tropical, temperate
  • Other geographical language: landscape, environment, physical features, damage, vegetation, forests, trees, man-made features, city, town, village 



Topic - Animals including Humans

Key Skills/Knowledge

  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).
  • Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Identifying and classifying.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.


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