This half term the children have become weather reporters and have really enjoyed this writing unit! They had a visit from Mr Bell, a meteorologist to start their Weather Experts topic. He spoke to the children about extreme weather but also gave some great advice for writing their own weather reports. Mr Bell provided the children with a script that he had written so that the children could identify key words and phrases for their own reports.
Each day the children used the enquiry skill for Science, to observe over time, and recorded the weather patterns as a class. We then watched the weather report for East Anglia and made a word bank of more key words and phrases.
Before writing their weather report the children placed weather symbols on a map of the UK and used a script template to write their weather reports. Once finished, the children created a jingle for the beginning of their report and recorded these to share with the rest of the class.
They absolutely loved being weather reporters!