Winter Facts Primary Resource - Small imageThis Geography primary resource features 30 mind-blowing facts about winter. How fast can winds reach in a heavy blizzard? What amazing trick do black bears have to survive freezing temperatures? Which country has won the most gold medals at the Winter Olympics?

In this primary resource, pupils will discover fascinating statistics, information and imagery about all things winter – from winter animals and ice-cold climates, to record-breaking weather and winter sporting events.

Download the resource at the bottom of this page, together with a stimulus sheet featuring ideas for study group tasks and classroom activities!

 

N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email: schools@ngkids.co.uk

 

National Curriculum Key Stage 1 Geography objective:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

 

National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Geography objective:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

 

This Geography primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Early level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • 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.

 

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence First level Social Studies objective:

  • By using a range of instruments, I can measure and record the weather and can discuss how weather affects my life.
  • By exploring climate zones around the world, I can compare and describe how climate affects living things.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Social Studies objective:

  • By comparing my local area with a contrasting area outwith Britain, I can investigate the main features of weather and climate, discussing the impact on living things.

 

Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Third level Social Studies objective:

  • I can investigate the relationship between climate and weather to be able to understand the causes of weather patterns within a selected climate zone.

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