Schools

Working with Schools

WWW is passionate about helping young people to understand about climate change. One of the main ways we do this is working with schools to support teachers with all the resources they need to make climate change and it’s related topics as fun and engaging as possible in the classroom and beyond.

To make children’s learning experience come alive, WWW links directly with explorers and scientists who have first hand experience of the Arctic and other places experiencing climate change. Most of our teaching resources use first hand information and data from these experts, enabling us to produce truly unique and inspiring materials for use in schools.

We are developing partnerships with schools across the Arctic region so that children across different countries can be in touch and find out more about how climate change is affecting the people and land in those areas.

 


WWW works together with other organisations to promote learning about climate change and gather information and data to develop our materials. Visit our partner page to find out more.

Teaching resources

Here teachers can sign in to access curriculum linked resources and other materials to support teaching in the classroom.

NEWS FROM SCHOOLS

Global Learning Programme (GLP) KS2-KS3 transition project.

Wicked Weather Watch supported education consultant, Emma Espley, to deliver an exciting KS2-KS3 transition workshop focused on the Arctic, to nearly 70, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils and accompanying members of staff. Read the full version of her report on Emma’s blog.

Cirencester Deer Park School in Gloucestershire kindly hosted the event with pupils and teachers from three, nearby primary schools –  Cirencester Primary School (CPS), Down Ampney C of E Primary School and Rodmarton Primary School – also participating.

Many of the materials and activities used during the day were from the new Wicked Weather Watch KS2 scheme of work, including a giant puzzle map of the Arctic, using a Venn diagram to sort facts about the Arctic region into TRUE, FALSE or UNSURE categories (right) and group work to match a series of images and captions connected to the Arctic (left).

The activities highlighted that the Arctic was not a continent and many pupils learnt for the first time that the Arctic is also known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ and why this was. Discussions during the day also revealed that many pupils were surprised by the variety of wildlife that existed, e.g. it is not only the land of the polar bear, that it is not all snow, ice and water and that people actually live there.

 

During the main part of the day, other activities from the WWW scheme of work explored recent changes, longer term Arctic climate trends, the impacts of climate change on natural systems and people, as well as questioning whether climate change was real or not. Considering the impact of climate change on people and natural systems via a diamond nine activity (left) encouraged pupils to appreciate that not all impacts might be negative and stimulated much in-depth discussion too. 

A highlight of the day was a visit from Rob Hudson who had recently completed part of the Polar Ocean Challenge led by Sir David Hempleman-Adams.

Sign up to WWW via the links above to access our KS2 Scheme of Work and all supporting resources.

Rob Hudson, POC 4th leg crew member, inspires teachers and pupils alike at Crockerne Primary School to talk about climate change by learning about explorers and the Polar Ocean Challenge.

World Book Day and explorers new and old!

Hazel Richards, Polar Ocean Challenge crew member, visited Blaise Primary school on World Book Day to talk about some real-life characters… To celebrate World Book Day, I had the pleasure of visiting Blaise Primary School in Henbury, Bristol. During Assembly, I... read more

If you’d like to register your school’s interest in Wicked Weather Watch and find out more about how we can work together, please get in touch using our Schools Contact Form.

Or, if you already know that you want your school to join the WWW community and have access to all our teaching materials and resources, sign up using the JOIN NOW button!

We’d love to hear from teachers using WWW or other materials to teach about climate change, and showcase examples of pupils’ work on this page. If you would like to share your ideas and example, and inspire more young people to get involved in climate change then email: info@wickedweatherwatch.org.uk or use the Schools Contact Form.

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