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Splendid Skies

During our Splendid Skies adventure...


The children will 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, and make season trees! 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.


To help your child prepare for this unit, 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!

What will we be learning about?

Our Seasonal Paintings... inspired my Monet

DT- Making Windmills