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Whatever The Weather!

Whatever The Weather!

This project incorporates two exciting activities designed to raise the children’s awareness of Global

This project incorporates two exciting activities designed to raise the children’s awareness of Global warming and flooding! These activities are the Year 5 weather project…. …and the whole school participation in the “Wicked Weather Watch” project.

Year 5 Weather Project!

Year 5 Weather Project!

In Year 5 children are taking part in a Weather Project using a granted

In Year 5 children are taking part in a Weather Project using a granted funded by the Royal Society. This is a three year project, the first part of which is running this year. The children have researched flooding and global warming to raise their awareness of the impact of climate change. They have carried out experiments to discover which sort of soil and lets water drain more quickly, in order to understand the impact of building on green land the impact of soil type on drainage. Alongside this research, the children have been carrying out rigorous data collection on weather patterns, which they will repeat next year to carry out comparisons, look for patterns and compare with National and International data.

flood land By Harriet Good Year 5

flood land By Harriet Good Year 5

Rising tides All around the world the tides are rising up and over the

Rising tides All around the world the tides are rising up and over the borders! Many places around the world are seeing this but some in the UK are ; Bradford, Holt, Devon, Cumbria and Staverton.

Bradford on Avon floods Bradford stands on the mighty river Avon which makes Bradford

Bradford on Avon floods Bradford stands on the mighty river Avon which makes Bradford a flood risk, because of this the Bradfordians decided to put up a flood defence.

Global warming and Rising Sea Levels � Every time we use electricity or drive

Global warming and Rising Sea Levels � Every time we use electricity or drive in our cars we make our planet warmer!

Global warming and flooding. . � Our rising temperatures are melting the ice caps

Global warming and flooding. . � Our rising temperatures are melting the ice caps in to the sea which is causing the sea levels to rise! Poster By Jess Herrin

2050 Can we stop this happening by using less electricity?

2050 Can we stop this happening by using less electricity?

Floodland in the United Kingdom UK flood risk map • The red areas on

Floodland in the United Kingdom UK flood risk map • The red areas on the map show the areas that are more likely to flood. • The biggest floods are in Wales and Scotland. • It floods were rivers are (eg. River Thames. )

You may think this is not your problem BUT IT IS!!!

You may think this is not your problem BUT IT IS!!!

What did Year 5 children find out from their research? Some people are losing

What did Year 5 children find out from their research? Some people are losing their homes and their lives because of flooding. We can save energy. The planet’s getting warmer, making more flooding. Don’t pollute the rivers. Antarctica is melting, pushing more water out to sea. The weather is changing because of the greenhouse effect, trapping more heat in. Ice melts into the ocean. We found out where the flooding was.

The children began by investigating water flow in the local brook.

The children began by investigating water flow in the local brook.

They children designed experiments to see how fast the water drained through rocks, soil

They children designed experiments to see how fast the water drained through rocks, soil and stones.

The children are using sophisticated equipment bought with a grant from the Royal Society

The children are using sophisticated equipment bought with a grant from the Royal Society to measure a range of weather data, including rainfall, wind speed and air pressure. In the words of Chloe from Eagles: “We’re trying to find out how weather is changing. We’re using a machine in the garden. This sends data to the machine in Year 6. We’re collecting data because our topic was flooding, and we wanted to look more deeply into the effect of climate change on our environment. I like it because it’s a bit like a mystery! We collected information on the wind speed and rain, all sorts of information. The expert was called Alice. We’re going to see how climate change effects our planet!” The Royal Society sent a film crew to see how we are getting on with our project

Royal Society Film footage; Please see https: //royalsociety. org/grants-schemesawards/grants/partnership-grants/predicting-theweather/

Royal Society Film footage; Please see https: //royalsociety. org/grants-schemesawards/grants/partnership-grants/predicting-theweather/

This year the focus has been on the importance of data collection, and how

This year the focus has been on the importance of data collection, and how rigorous collection can allow us to spot patterns in the weather and climate.

Wicked Weather Watch!

Wicked Weather Watch!

Mrs Ellis has introduced to whole school to the Wicked Weather Watch, and has

Mrs Ellis has introduced to whole school to the Wicked Weather Watch, and has signed us up to be a participating school to follow the exciting journey of explorer David Hempleman Adams as he attempts to cross the Arctic Ocean this summer.

We had a whole school assembly by Gill Johnson to tell us more about

We had a whole school assembly by Gill Johnson to tell us more about this exciting project and we have a visit from David Hempletone-Adams when he returns from the Polar Ice Challenge.

Our assembly on climate change and the Polar Challenge. . The golden toad was

Our assembly on climate change and the Polar Challenge. . The golden toad was the first species to go extinct because of climate change and habitat loss. Check out www. wickedweatherwatch. org. uk for more cool facts about climate change

Our assembly on climate change and the Polar Challenge. .

Our assembly on climate change and the Polar Challenge. .

Watch this space to find out more about the Polar Challenge this July!

Watch this space to find out more about the Polar Challenge this July!

We are tracking the boat

We are tracking the boat