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Please take time to talk to your kids about thunderstorm safety !
Essential thunderstorm safety .
Written by Victoria Royce -Pagett for The MSC !
1 . When you hear thunder , take shelter .
A strike can travel 50 miles outside of it’s parent cloud .
So if you hear a rumble , take cover if you are outside .
A car is the best place as it is a faradays cage ,
But get indoors !
2. Never ever take shelter under a tree !
A tree is taller and if it is struck , it will splinter , loose branches and there are many examples of trees exploding in all directions !
3 . If you are out in the open , either get to a safe place as fast as you can , or tuck down . Discard any metal such as belt buckles , watches , mobile phones , put your Feet firmly on the floor , crouch ,head between your knees , bum slightly raised .
There is evidence to suggest you are more likely to survive a strike if you’re soaked through from the rain as the current will choose the wet clothes to travel through to the ground .
4 . Put down you golf clubs and fishing poles !
5. A tent is no shelter ! If the ground is struck , you will be too .
6 . Stay away from plumbing.
Lightning can travel through the water and copper pipes .
There are accounts of people being killed doing the washing up , taking a bath or shower .
7 . Unplug and device attached to a phone line and stay away from the electrics in your house .
If the house is struck , or a tv aerial, the current with move through your wiring !
8. Stay away from metal windows , and windows with internal metal frames such as UPVC .
9 . Never use an umbrella! It can act as a lightning conductor!
Mother Nature is incredible,
Always keep your eyes to the sky’s ,
Appreciate the power ,
But in the safest way possible .
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Midlands Storm Chasers
Good evening MSC and in particular , Good evening to all our Little MSC crew.
Full steam ahead for our first live weather lesson on Friday at 2pm.
This is aimed at primary school, but I am including some bits and bobs for older ages.
Lesson number one is about WATER and weather .
You will need for this lesson , two 2L empty coke / large pop bottles,
a ruler with centimeters a pair of sharp scissors ( for big people to use) and a Permanente marker pen .
you will also need a pencil and a note book or an A4 pad to start a weather diary.
A garden thermometer is something you will need over the next few weeks , but not essential for Friday.
I am aiming at the lesson running for 45 mins , nothing too long as I don't want any snoring in the back of the class.
It is an interactive lesson, so Mums, Dads , guardians and all , please post your kids answers in the comments and not yours.
I know you are golden , but just in case someone is feeling a bit clever during this live stream lesson, please take note of the following declaration.
This is a lesson aimed at children, any swearing or inappropriate comments during this lesson on the live feed will be deleted and an immediate ban and blocking of the perpetrator will be carried out.
The MSC has and always be a family show.
I will be setting homework, nothing too hard, just something to get your wee ones thinking and crafty when they get bored .
A dedicated post will be created on Monday for your wee ones to upload and share their creations .
I am really looking forward to this and I really hope you are too.
More lessons at 2pm will follow in the next weeks ahead and probably two or three times a week , fingers crossed and possibly including some craft , paint and sticky stuff , a kind of make a long .
Would your child know what to do in an emergency?
Now the holidays have started, why not take the time to watch this video with your children to help them understand when they should ring 999 and how to do it.
The full extended version is available here: http://orlo.uk/idWVi
Today could be a science experiment
Food colouring in water and maybe a flower out of the garden and see what the colour of the flower changes too.
Grow some cress on a house made of sponge or in some tights.
Make a parachute with a little man.
Have a good day.
With love Emma Linda and Carol
Oh my goodness it’s so nice outside.
Take learning outside make an obstacle course, take the car mat and cars out, do some rock painting go for a nature walk.
Make the most of the sun and remember make things fun the the children.
How is home schooling going?
The sun is out there are lots of things that you can do.
Games outside using footballs, bats and balls.
Hunting in the garden for bugs talking about them getting them to draw what they have found.
Baking/making play dough - this includes maths, English and science.
Learning doesn’t have to be just sitting at the table for ages make it fun.
Take care all from Jigsaw’s stay safe
Emma Linda and Carol
At this unprecedented and difficult time, Jigsaw’s will strive to support Featherstone Academy and Havergal School who are supporting the children and families of all its children. We will make contact with families via text and this page if needed.
We will be working with both schools, offering before and after school club and helping school for the families of all keyworkers from 8am till 6pm throughout this difficult time for those Keyworkers.
This will continue throughout the Easter holidays for those keyworkers if they need it.
Of course if the guidance changes then we will have to review the situation.
We are available to talk to any time give us a ring on 07984123009 or email us [email protected]
Any family needing support should still see their child’s school as their first point of contact.
Below is a full list of what the government say are keyworkers.
Stay safe and we will see you all very soon.
Emma Linda and Carol xx
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
A message from Mrs Jobling regarding schooling for families who are keyworkers and children who are on FSM.
If you want to contact us do so via text message or email
You may have a seen this floating around on Facebook already.
At the moment schools don’t have a plan to shut yet this doesn’t mean they may not.
If the government say schools and childcare facilities have to shut then we have to follow suit along side the school.
All we ask that if parents are feeling unwell if you have anyone else to collect your children for you then please do so, this will stop the spread and protect our staff and other school members.
For parents who have booked there children in To Holiday Club over Easter we will of course keep you all updated via text message or and here of what our plans are and of course if we have to close from Government advise.
If you work in an office would you be able to see if there was any spare paper that your company could possibly donate.
As you can imagine we get through so much paper for drawing and we are now running low.
We would be very grateful for your help.
FEB HALF TERM MONDAY 17TH FEB
At it is now 5 weeks till we break up for our next half term we would like to gage how many of you would be interested in our holiday club if we were to run one at all.
Please respond to this with just which days and hours you would need or send us a message direct.
Jigsaw's Kids Club At Featherstone Academy info page
Jigsaw's Kids Club At Featherstone Academy info page
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🧩Are you ready for your children to go back to school?
🧩Do you need before and after school care?
🧩We have places available at our before and after school provision based at Featherstone Academy WV10 7AS. If your child is due to start this school or Havergal in Shareshill and you need help with care we can provide that for you.
🧩Contact Emma or Linda on 07984123009 or email us [email protected] for further information.
It’s amazing how many toys we have in club and when there are bubbles about they have the most fun
So far so good for the weather for our 3rd Holiday Club trip to the beach.
Please keep your fingers and toes crossed to forecast stays like this as both apps on my phone say the same.
A few from today’s day trip to RAF Cosford
My Nephew has helped me today to look after the butterflies 🦋
Have had to bring them in as it’s started raining ☔️
Why not check us out on Instagram
Think the children have had a good day learning all about Fire Safety with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue.
We certainly have a few children who know a few things about what’s safe and what’s not in the house.
Bit of Fire Fighter training today doing some fitness the Beep Test
Well done to our two children who completed it to level 7
We are now on Instagram check us out
All ready for our Fire Safety Day at holiday Club with lots of fun and games through out the day.
We managed to capture on Time-Lapse video some butterflies emerging this morning.
The children are so excited they have managed to see two come out of their Cocoon.
8 down only two more left to go
So this morning we have come in to holiday club to another butterfly 🦋
Let’s hope we have more by the end of the day 🤞🏻
We have had a new arrival today during holiday club our first Butterfly 🦋 has emerged 1 down 9 to go hopefully it won’t be long before they are all here
Holiday Club is well under way with one week down and three more left to go.
Week one saw:
children making superhero 🦸🏻♀️ wrist bands, playing in the water, doing their our Hamma bead designs and we also fitted in a trip to Telford Park on Thursday too.
Week Two looks:
To be jam packed with lots more craft like braclet making, paper airplanes, sewing and lots lots more and hopefully a visit from Staffordshire Fire Service too 🤞🏻.
Booking forms are now available for Summer Holiday Club.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Afternoon Play Group has now had to close from today 😢
Before and afterschool club is open as normal.
We thank all of our parents for their continued support x
Jigsaws kids club
One of our parents has sent this link we have looked at it and it’s a good tool to use to teach children about internet safety
crucial-crew.org.uk An adventure game for Year 6 pupils. Delivering personal and safety education messages.
Parents please read to keep your children safe
birminghammail.co.uk The 'suicide game' is played over social messaging platforms
We are pleased to announce that our OFSTED Report is now available online to view and that we retain our GOOD.
We would like to thank all of our parents and Featherstone Academy for all their help and support.
Should you wish to read the report please follow the link below.
It’s that time of year where we have our Elves back 🎅🏻🤶🏻🎄
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