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Module: The World around Us

Unit: Wonderful Seasons and Weather

Level: KS1

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1. My Favourite Season

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

  • Use nouns to identify objects, e.g. scarves
  • Use adjectives to describe weather, e.g. Autumn is cool and dry.
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, e.g. In summer, I like to go to the beach.
  • Use the present continuous tense to describe an action taking place at the time of speaking, e.g. Children are flying kites.
  • Use adverbs to express addition, e.g. I like to eat ice-cream, too.

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by
    • Putting words in a logical order to make meaningful sentences
    • Adding personal ideas and information when a model or framework is provided

My Favourite Season

Brief Description:
A writing task about weather and activities in a season

User Tips:

  • Read pictures in 'Part 1' and discuss about the weather, clothing and activities in different seasons.
  • Read the poem in 'Part 2' and learn the action verbs.
  • Organize the writing by answering the questions in 'Part 3'.
  • Students can write about their favourite season based on the framework provided.

2. Seasons

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Source: NGfL Cymru
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resource

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    • Seasons, e.g. spring, summer
    • Months, e.g. January, February
    • Clothes, e.g. T-shirt, sandals, coat, hat
    • Adjectives to describe weather, e.g. hot, cold, warm
  • Use the present continuous tense to describe actions taking place at the time of speaking, e.g. The children are wearing warm clothes.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/seasons/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Brief Description:
A learning package about seasons and clothes

User Tips:

  • Read the instructions in 'Starter activity' to sort the pictures of different seasons into groups.
  • Click on 'Main session - part 1' to read the features of the seasons and match the months with the correct seasons.
  • Click on 'Main session - part 2' to learn how living things are affected by the seasons. Also, click on 'Clothing' to sort the summer or winter clothes.
  • For more able students, they can click on 'Plenary' to write up a list of words to describe the seasons.
  • Teachers can download the 'Lesson Pack' for more teaching ideas.

3. Weather & Seasons

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Source: www.englishmedialab.com
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    • Adjectives to describe weather, e.g. snowy, rainy
    • Seasons, e.g. spring, summer
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. It's cloudy.
  • Use adjectives to describe weather, e.g. It's hot and sunny.
  • Use the interrogative pronouns 'what' to find out specific information, e.g. What's the weather like in spring?

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Listening:

  • Identify key words in short utterances by recognizing the stress

Weather
http://www.englishmedialab.com/elementaryvideos/weather/weather.html


Seasons
http://www.englishmedialab.com/elementaryvideos/seasons/seasons.html

Brief Description:
Short videos showing the adjectives about weather and the weather in different seasons

User Tips:

  • Teachers can show the video online.
  • Elicit students' ideas about the weather of different seasons before viewing the video.
  • Draw students' attention to the adjectives to describe weather.
  • This video can be used for pre-task activity about weather.

4. Story - Seasons

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Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, e.g. I enjoy a lot of cold drinks and ice cream.
  • Use the connectives 'when' to express time, e.g. When it gets hotter, I know summer is here.

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover
  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/seasons/season.html

Brief Description:
A talking story about the four seasons

User Tips:

  • Draw students' attention to the information on the book cover.
  • After reading, students can talk about their favourite seasons.

5. Weather Story

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings, e.g. He thinks it is windy outside.

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover

Listening:

  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

Speaking:

  • Use simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of cues.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/balamory/stories/weatherstory/

Brief Description:
An interactive story about activities on a windy day

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can draw students' attention to the information on the book cover.
  • Before reading, teachers can elicit students' ideas about activities on a windy day.
  • Listen to the instructions and response to the story.
  • After reading, students can talk about their favourite activities on windy days.
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