The children listen to the weather report and draw the symbols on the map of the UK. The children can be asked to write the temperatures beside each city too.
- Say the names of the following cities and ask the children to point to each one in turn: London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle,Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin.
- Make sure the children understand the weather symbols on the top right of the map.
- Explain to the class that they will listen to a weather report and that they should draw the correct weather symbols in the boxes next to the name of the cities. The first one has been done for them as an example.
- Read the tapescript aloud and pause after each city report to give the children time to draw the symbols.
And now it’s time for the weather report in Britain.
In London, it’s sunny with an average temperature of 22ºC.
It’s windy in Cardiff and the temperature is 15ºC.
In Birmingham, it’s raining. The temperature is 13ºC.
It’s cloudy in Liverpool and the temperature is 16ºC.
In Manchester it’s cloudy and the temperature is 17ºC.
In Edinburgh and Glasgow, it’s sunny with an average temperature of 20ºC.
In Belfast, it’s raining and the temperature is 11ºC.
It is very windy in Dublin, but it is warm with a temperature of 14ºC.
And that’s the weather report for today…
- Read the tapescript aloud again so that the class can check their work.
- Ask individual children to describe the weather in each city to check their answers.
Ask the class to write sentences about each city, for example, It’s sunny in London (and the temperature is 22ºC).
You can also adapt this activity for your own country or region.