Mighty mountains rise above the morning mists, imposing and eternal.
During this half term, we’re going up in the world, visiting a hill, upland area or moor, and noticing how the weather changes. Back in the classroom, we’ll use a range of maps, information books and websites to write a recount of our visit.
We’ll find out where the highest mountains are, learn how to use a compass and make 3-D mountain models. Inspired by the magnificent mountains of the world, we’ll complete graphs showing heights, look at webcam and satellite images and create wonderful weavings. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write mountain-shaped poems and compose songs about the water cycle. We’ll also examine how mountains are displayed on a map, and build a water cycle to look at changing states
At the end of the project, we’ll invite you to a presentation that will showcase our geography skills. Finally, we’ll think about our personal ‘mountains’. What are our goals and how will we achieve them?
Images and virtual tours
Weather and webcams –
Steve Fallon Current, still images, taken from webcams in the mountains of Scotland.
BBC Nature Wildlife A three-minute clip that shows the untamed landscape of Scotland’s mountains, including spectacular views of Ben Nevis.