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Week 1 - Scotland is known for its woollen kilts.


Lesson 1 - Raw materials (natural) and Synthetic materials (manmade)


What are we learning to do?


Watch the clip 


Activity 1 - Watch how wool is turned into tartan for kilts. 

How is cotton turned into Tartan for kilts

Sheep to Kilt

Activity 2 - Do one of the crafts linked to today's lesson. 


Make your own tartan craft (paper weaving)

Week 2 - Northern Ireland

Lesson 1 - Fieldwork and weather watchers 


What are we learning to do?

  • observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons.
  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom

All About the Weather on the Island of Ireland

Some facts about Ireland and weather

  • Northern Ireland gets a lot of rain and strong winds.
  • The wind in Ireland is frequent and lively, although it is generally stronger between late Autumn and early Spring. The windiest area is the North of Ireland.
  • Rainfall is common on the island, but especially along the west coast, where it often rains more than once every two days. 
  • It can feel or seem very windy near the coast (where the land meets the water). 


Watch the lesson on rainfall. 


Activity 1 - Make your own rain gauge and record the results. 

Activity 2 - Make your own windsock

Fact sheets for young children about different kinds of weather