Whatever the Weather
Our topic this half term is 'Whatever the Weather'.
We began our topic with a weather day and spent the entire morning outside! We experimented with a range of weather equipment (such as windmills and wind socks), we observed and named the different clouds we could see in the sky and learnt a little bit about how and why it rains. We also had a lot of fun splashing in 'home-made' puddles!!
In literacy we watched a video clip of a thunderstorm and then created our own shape poems based upon what we saw and heard! We thought carefully about the adjectives we were going to use and then worked in teams to bring them to life!
Take a look at them below!
In geography, we learnt to name and locate the different countries within the UK. We also used weather symbols to record what the weather was like across the UK for a whole week. We watched daily weather reports and enjoyed pretending to be weather presenters!
We also learnt about the four seasons of the year and the weather that is related to each.
In literacy we read lots of different 'Percy the Park Keeper' stories by Nick Butterworth that took place in the different seasons. We used what we had learnt about the story character to image what they might say to each other at different points in the story.
We also wrote our own endings to a 'Percy the Park Keeper' story that we created as a class! We had to think of an interesting and exciting way to save a rabbit that was stuck on a frozen lake!