Whatever the weather we play

Written by: Sarah Neville
1 October 2018

There is one thing you can predict about a British summer, it is completely unpredictable! But as we know, with the right assortment of clothes, we go outside come rain or shine.

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Summer weather over the last few years has been mixed to say the least – a lovely May followed by the rainy season, which starts around the last day of the summer term and continues until September, when an Indian summer greets the children as they return to school! Recognising the new British weather pattern while writing this article in the May sunshine (magazines work well in advance), I thought we might talk about planning for variable weather conditions this month.

There are many different types of weather in Britain and the children react to it in much the same ways as adults – they look out of the window and tell us what is happening and whether they think they can play outside today. We describe what weather we can see and hear – the rain on the conservatory roof, the sun making patterns on the ground, a rainbow after a downpour – and add a quick check of the weather app to ensure they learn how to use technology.

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