Science- Seasons

In Science this week we learnt about what seasons are. In year 1 we say that the seasons are the four parts of the year- autumn, winter, spring and summer. We explained that each season has 3 months- Autumn is September, October and November. Winter is December, January and February. Spring is March, April and May and Summer is June, July and August. We discussed that because it is December the season we are in now is winter. We went for a winter walk outside to explore and look for signs of winter.

We found out:

  • It was cloudy and the sky was grey
  • It gets darker during the day time
  • It was very cold!
  • There was snow, ice and frost
  • The trees were bare
  • We could see our breath and we were pretending to be dragons!

We took some carrots from our snack bowl and foraged for leaves to make a snowman, complete with eyes and a nose!

When we came inside we discussed what clothes we wear in winter and how different animals survive in the winter weather if they cannot wear clothes.

How you can help at home:

Circle important dates in the calender for the next year to come, discussing key dates in your family- birthdays, anniversaries and decide what season they are in. What would you wear to that event? We have used ordinal language in maths to sequence 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. They may need support to apply the correct ending when discussing dates in the year.

Discuss if Miss Bates’ birthday is in autumn and Miss Finch’s birthday is in summer, which months could they be in?