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Y4 Term 3 We are meteorologists

National curriculum content

Work with variables and various forms of input and output. Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work. Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information, curriculum content.


Lesson objectives

  1. Find out about ways of measuring weather
  2. Record weather at your school
  3. Look at the weather data
  4. Start to predict the weather
  5. Prepare your own weather forecast


What we want children to know

  • Understand different measurement techniques for weather, both analogue and digital
  • Use computer-based data logging to automate the recording of some weather data
  • Use spreadsheets to create charts
  • Analyse data, explore inconsistencies in data and make predictions
  • Practice using presentation software and, optionally, video


What skills we want children to develop

  • There are opportunities for the pupils to consolidate their knowledge of the geographical regions of the UK and the eight points of the compass
  • Pupils practice interpreting and presenting discrete, and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts



Chart, data-logging, forecast, graph, measurement, prediction, spreadsheet, temperature