We have been looking at different jobs that people do. One of the jobs we have looked at is a meteorologist. One of the things they do is to predict the weather. We watched weather forecasts and talked about the instruments they may use to help them understand and predict weather patterns. We are conducting a science experiment into rainfall. We have made our own rain gauges to measure rainfall. We have chosen where to place our gauges to measure rainfall in the school grounds.
Our science experiment
We are using the rain gauges we made in class to measure rainfall over the course of a week. We placed our rain gauges in four different areas around school. We thought carefully about where to put them.
Some of our parents and relatives have come into school to talk to us about their careers. We had career talks from an Ophthalmologist, a Nurse, a road worker, a jewellery maker and a plumber. We found the talks really interesting and we very much enjoyed them. When the nurse visited us we also learnt how to put someone in the recovery position to make sure they are safe while we wait for help to arrive. We also got to look at the tools people use to do their jobs and learnt how they are used. We got to handle all kinds of tools and equipment used by our visitors - we loved this!
Thank you very, very much to those who gave up their time to give these wonderful career talks to the year 1 children we really appreciate it!