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Schools | Keeping In Touch Newsletter

Keeping in Touch with Family Learning- Schools Edition - Issue 13 - 7 October 2021

Weather

This summer the weather has been very changeable, use this to promote learning at home.

Fun with words and stories

Use this link to share this book with your child ‘What Will the Weather be Like Today?’ What are the people doing in the pictures? How does the weather influence these activities? Ask them to discuss the weather outside and seasonal changes.

For older children: Encourage your child to make their own weather report, write a script, make props, you could even film it.

Discover

Green tree cartoon

How could you find out how much rain has fallen today, which way the wind is blowing, the temperature? Why is it useful to measure and record the weather?
• Make your own rain gauge. Why do we use them? What can it tell us about the weather?
• Make a wind vane. Where have you seen wind vanes? What do they tell us? Who might use them?
• Make your own wind turbine. Where would you put this in your garden or the park? Why?

For older children– Discuss wind power and how we use this to produce electricity. Spot the wind turbines in your local area. Where are they? Why are they there? What else could you use wind turbines for, other than electricity?

Exploring maths

Numbers and maths signs

How could you find out how much rain has fallen today, which way the wind is blowing, the temperature? Why is it useful to measure and record the weather?
Use your weather instruments from ‘Discover’ to introduce maths vocabulary: direction, North, South, East West, measure, cm, degrees etc.

For older children– Get them to record the weather results and findings in a graph, chart, or table.

Make and learn

paintbrush and paints

Weather crafts and activities are a great hands-on way for children to learn about the world around them and the different weather patterns.
Try some of these great ideas by clicking on this link

Useful Websites of the Week

To find out more about Black History Month: https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/news/black-history-month-resource-pack-2021/

Courses Coming Up

New Online Family Learning Courses- Free courses for Nov 2021

To book all courses and workshops, click on this link, or contact the Enrolment Team on 01296 383582. For more information contact Kathryn on 07770 641997

●        Develop Your Child’s Early Maths– Reception parents and carers

●        Support Your Child with Maths – Year 1 and 2 parents and carers

●        Support Your Child with MathsY3 and 4 parents and carers

●        Support Your Child’s Wellbeing- Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 parents and carers

●        For information on Early Years courses please text/call Iva on 07710 145234 or Wendy on 07768 044813.

New Adult Learning Courses

Free digital drop-in sessions – no need to book, use our equipment  Contact: Debbie Garwood 07770 802497, or click on this link