Science through stories: The Windy Day

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By Sarah Stevensteacher and science coordinator

You’ll be blown away with a focus on the weather in the last of our series of story-based science activities


The Windy Day by Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Elena Temporin (Usborne Publishing, ISBN 9780746077719), encourages the reader to ask and answer questions about the wind. It is a great introduction to forces for Key Stage 1, and works well as a class book for Foundation Stage children as it identifies how best to feel the effect of wind. Other books in the series include The Rainy Day and The Snowy Day.


This beautifully illustrated book follows two young children who step outside to explore the wind. Written using simple vocabulary, it includes the notion of seeds being blown about and planting themselves, how the wind dries washing, and modern windmills that make electricity. A wonderfully simple book that conveys an important message, it will have children itching to get outside and experience it all for themselves!

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