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Weather around the world and some measuring to finish a very busy 4 days!

Friday 23rd October | 3 comments

We have only been in school for 4 days but we’ve been very busy! In our science and geography lessons we have begun to learn about the continents and weather in different parts of the world. Each hive has been given a country and they all found that country on a map, looked at photographs from that country and thought about what people would be wearing there.

We have also set up our own weather station in our outside area – we’ve made rain gauges, wind socks and weather vanes and looked at thermometers. We also worked out the days when the wind was strong enough to create electricity at school, as Mr Harris told 1S about the wind turbine we have.  Can your child remember how strong the wind had to be? Each day we’ve recorded what the weather was like. It would be great if your child could continue this activity at home and record the weather during the holiday.

In our literacy lessons we’ve been reading lots of weather poems and then we all wrote our own autumn poems. They thought of some great ideas and adjectives including crunchy leaves, shiny conkers and bright, colourful leaves.

We have been busy learning about mass, length and capacity in our maths lessons. The children have been introduced to standard measures. We used rulers to measure objects using centimetres, we weighed objects using the balance scales and grams and we have been using millilitres to measure out our own fruity cocktails!!

Using rulers to measure:

Weighing objects using a balance scale:

Measuring capacity:

Our fantastic five challenges this week were –
1. Look at maps, atlases and globes.
2. Paint or draw a weather picture.
3. Sort odd and even numbers.
4. Write autumn words on a leaf shape.
5. Read poetry books.

Please remember that you can change your child’s reading book before or after school every day. If you think that your child needs to move up to the next level please discuss this with a member of staff.

Hope you all have a lovely half term holiday and we will see you all in November.
The Year 1 Team

3 responses to “Weather around the world and some measuring to finish a very busy 4 days!”

  1. Sarah Shepherd (Erin's Mum) says:

    Erin really enjoyed the measuring. It was interesting and fantastic (Erin’s words).

  2. Kirsty (Charlie's mum) says:

    It sounds like you did lots in the last 4 days before the half term! Charlie told us that he helped to make a weather vane and what it was for. Sadly he couldn’t remember how strong the wind needed to be for the turbine but we are all interested to find out! It looks exciting at the spooky castle and the activities planned.

  3. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    Ashwin has been telling me about the wind sock he has made in class and what we have to do with it. The whole class are having a great time exploring science. Well done

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