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This week in topic we have been learning all about seasons and the weather. We now know that there are four seasons; autumn, winter, spring and summer and that the weather can change a lot during the seasons. We looked at weather symbols and even watched a real life weather forecast on the news.
We were able to point out the different countries on the map of the UK and tell our teacher what the weather was like where we lived. We decided to make a weather chart to record the daily weather patterns in Crook. As a group, we made two pieces of equipment that we would need to record the weather; a weather vane to measure the wind direction and a rain gauge to measure the amount of rainfall.
We looked out of the window to draw a picture of what the weather was like today before heading outside to record the temperature and wind direction. We built a Year 1 weather station in the garden and hung the thermometers in the trees. We then dug a hole and put our rain gauge in place ready to collect the rain. Lastly, we held up our weather vanes so that we could see the direction of the wind.
We can't wait to go back tomorrow and take our measurements all over again!
After weeks of postponing, Year 1 finally got to go on an autumn walk to kick start a new half term of English. We have started looking at poetry this week and in particular autumn poetry. We decided to go on an autumn walk to collect autumnal finds and came back to class to discuss what we had found.
We used our senses to talk about what we could see, what we could hear and what we could smell. We then came up with some adjectives that we used to describe our autumn treasures.
We found spiky pine cones, crunchy leaves and shiny conkers. We could feel the damp grass and could hear the whistling wind! We really impressed our teachers with our vocabulary today!
We are going to use our autumnal adjectives to complete our own shape poem over the next couple of weeks.
This week we were lucky enough to participate in a taster Judo session. We played lots of fun warm up games such as; 'Spongebob and Patrick', 'walkies and crawlies' and 'Pancake Stretches'. We had an amazing time and learnt some new skills!