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KS2 Water

Unit 3 - Water Power!

Introduction

This section looks at both the creative and destructive power of water; by investigating hydro-electrical, tidal and wave power, and looking at causes and effects of flooding and hurricanes. They will create a news report or podcast, describing the causes and effects of flooding.

Suggested Learning Intentions:

  • The uses of energy (Science & Technology - Movement & Energy)
  • The effect of extreme weather conditions (Geography - Movement & Energy)
  • The ways people affect/conserve the environment (Geography - Interdependence)
  • Different writing styles (Language & Literacy)

Children will:

  • Know how electricity can be generated from water.
  • Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of creating electricity from water.
  • Understand the concept of ‘renewable’ energy.
  • Prepare and give a short speech in character to support an argument.
  • Know about hurricanes, why they happen and the effect they have.
  • Know about extreme weather conditions in other parts of the world.
  • Read through a range of pieces of text to gain information about hurricanes.
  • Create a piece of imaginative writing in a diary style.
  • Know about the causes and effects of flooding.
  • Know about extreme weather conditions locally.
  • Be aware of the concept of climate change and some of its implications for our world.
  • Read through a range of pieces of text to gain information about hurricanes.
  • Use a variety of media to create a report about flooding.

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