World Around Us
Oceans and Seas
– History: Developments in sea exploration over the past century, boat and ship design and construction from early man to present day, the founding of the RNLI, major sea disasters in the past, investigate the story of Grace Darling and her legacy, seaside holidays-now and then, famous seafarers
– Geography: Major seas and oceans of the world and location, sea transport routes.moving waves-tides and currents, NI beaches-location and amenities, work of a lifeguard at the beach,coastal defences, locate RNLI lifeboat stations-Portrush, Kilkeel, Bangor, Donaghadee, Enniskillen, Larne and Cushendall, ocean resources-the fishing industry, perils of sea pollution, saving and protecting the oceans, danger at sea
-Science: Ocean food chains, design and construct own boat, design and construct a lighthouse with light, simple electrical circuits with a switch, investigate properties of materials including waterproofing, understand the concept of a fair test when conducting experiments
Weather – Weather symbols and forecasting. Weather tests – how to monitor temperature and rainfall. How weather changes with the seasons. What is the difference between weather and climate? The water cycle. Cloud types. Extreme weather conditions – tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes.