Key stage 2 (KS2) courses

Weather focus (KS2)

An introductory look at weather. 


Pupils will carry out an investigation recording the differences between an exposed and sheltered site. Techniques for measuring wind direction and speed, temperature, cloud cover and rainfall will be experienced. this knowledge will also be applied to woodland life and the seasonal effects.

Areas covered

  • slides to introduce weather, cloud shapes, water cycle
  • investigation to record wind speed and direction, temperature
  • use of appropriate recording instruments
  • data collection
  • seasonal effects of life in an woodland

National Curriculum links

Attainment Target (AT) 1: most of scientific enquiry objectives
AT 2: 1c, 3a, 5a, b
AT 3: 2b, c, d, e

1a, b, c, most of 2 but especially 2a use of appropriate geography vocabulary, 2b use of appropriate fieldwork techniques, 3a, d

Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA) relevance:
Science units: 3F, 4B, 4C, 5D, 5E, 5/6H, 6A
Geography units: 6, 7, 16, 18, 19
IT unit: 5F


Sorry, this is not available as a half day course.