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Wicked Weather Watch

Wicked Weather Watch is at the cutting edge of climate change education, producing resources to support teachers to integrate this critical topic into the primary curriculum. This cross-curricular scheme of work will fire your children's imaginations about the world around them while exploring KS2 themes such as explorers/invaders, cold environments and Europe and North America.

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KS2 Scheme of Work: Overview and lessons 1-6

This KS2 scheme of work can be used as a complete resource over 6 weeks, or individual activities within it can be used on their own. The accompanying resources can be found below.

Week 1: It's freezing here!

Where are the coldest places on Earth and why are they so cold? Learn how to locate the North and South Poles, explain why they are so cold and describe what they are like.

Week 2: Let's sail to the Arctic.

Where is the Arctic Circle and which countries have land within it? Find out about the Northern Lights and the Midnight sun.

Week 3: Images of the Arctic.

Is the Arctic only made of ice and snow? Challenge the stereotypes of the Arctic and understand how images can be used to convey meanings about people and places.

Week 4: Living in the Arctic.

What is it like to live in the Arctic? Where do people live, how do they make a living and how is climate changing affecting the people of the Arctic?

Week 5: Not just polar bears!

What wildlife can be found in the Arctic? What are their habitats, and how do the changing seasons and climate change impact them?


Week 6: The Arctic in the future.

What might the Arctic be like in 2050? Discover how our actions in the UK contribute to climate change and impact the Arctic, and what we can do to make a positive difference to our environment.

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