In Science we have been observing and describing the weather that is associated with the seasons by observing the weather in spring.
We looked at a variety of different weather symbols and discussed what they each represented. We then took a look outside and observed that it was cloudy. All week we have been gathering and recording data such as the weather, temperature and rainfall related to Spring. We are excited to compare this to Summer.
I then challenged the children to come to the front of the class and using the map of the United Kingdom present a weather forecast. We looked at video examples beforehand. We then re-capped the 4 countries that made up the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We then identified Hull, we know this is a city not a country.
Here is Harvey presenting the weather for us! He did a fabulous job and even put on a ‘professional voice’. A weatherman in the making? Great job year 1!
The children enjoyed playing in the snow with their friends. The children loved exploring how the snow felt and making tracks in the snow. They asked questions like why is icy? Where has the snow gone? Why does it melt? The children played cooperatively building snowmen and pulling the sledge. We talked about seasons and temperatures but most of all we had FUN!
Year one have noticed some differences in their surroundings from a few months ago. They told me that it “Isn’t as dark at home time or when we wake up”. We investigated that in Spring the sun rises earlier and sets later. We agreed that we much preferred this! Year 1 also talked about the weather getting slightly warmer than at Christmas time. We are looking forward to investigating Spring further next week.
Year 2 have been learning about plants this term. They have learned the parts of the plant, the things a plant need to survive and have learned about different plants that we can eat. Year 2 used their Computing skills this week to create an informative leaflet all about plants. In their leaflet’s the added text and pictures. They also changed the font size and colour.
We had to find a material which could keep our teddy bears dry in the rain.
Zack did a fantastic job at home completing his science work.
He put his teddy in a bowl and covered the bowl with different materials before putting water on top to find out which one was the most waterproof and which would be best to make an umbrella for teddy with!
Zack found out that cling film was waterproof but it was too thin to make an umbrella with.
Wood is waterproof but that would be too heavy for an umbrella.
Paper wasn’t waterproof, so that was no good!
The material used in umbrella’s was the best material to keep the bear dry.