Welcome! We are Roe Class – Reception and Year 1

This term’s topic of ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’ focusses on the weather. We will be thinking about weather here in the UK and comparing this with Polar regions.

There will be a strong emphasis on the scientific skill of investigation. This will involve children carrying out simple weather experiments using wind socks and rain gauges. We will also investigate temperature (we are hoping for some snow) and this will be linked to our knowledge of materials, finding the best material to keep Bear warm in his winter house. Look out too for some very strange weather forecasts!

The children will also be engaged in a number of art techniques using chalk and pastels and extending skills of form and shape when using paint. They will also put their modelling skills to good use when designing ways of measuring the weather.

Once again, we’ll be keeping Internet safe with Smartie the Penguin. Our Christian values this term are courage and forgiveness and this will be closely linked to our RE question – ‘Did Jesus always find it easy to show friendship?’ The term will finish with some fun during the Christian festival of Easter.