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5 Reasons to Hate Home Education – Just A Little Bit

In Days Out, Editorials, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Holidays, Home Education, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits by Prudence1 Comment

Home education is a legal option in the UK  and you’ll find home education communities in towns and cities from coast to coast. Families are free to adopt educational philosophies which best suit their children, which play to their ambitions and aspirations.  What ever the reason people turn to home education initially for many it becomes a wonderful way of …

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How This Home Educating Family Spent Their Summer

In Art, Biology, Days Out, Design Technology, English, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Geography, History, Holidays, Home Education, Maths, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence1 Comment

When the schools break up for the long summer holidays what do home educators do? I’m not sure about everyone else but I can share with you a little of what we got up to this summer. Some of the families I know carry on with their normal routine, others ditch all the work and some, like us, just go …

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Home Education Summer Style

In Art, Days Out, English, Field Trips, Geography, History, Holidays, Home Education, Maths, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence3 Comments

The boys have still spent many of their mornings engaged in a learning activity of some description but their afternoons have been taken up by play. They have been out with friends most days and when it has been wet we have still made the effort to get outdoors. My 5 year old has taken to writing little stories on …

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Free Resources to Help Celebrate Science Week

In Education News, Events, Holidays by Prudence1 Comment

Science week is a ten day celebration of science, technology, maths and engineering. There are events held across the country to encourage children and teachers to get excited about science. There are great resources available to support the celebrations which can be downloaded from the Science Week website. The activity pack includes detailed instructions for exciting experiments which can be …

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World Book Day – ‘Bag-a-Book’ with Bury Libraries

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What’s in the bag on World Book Day? Bury libraries have gone book crazy for World Book Day 2015 and we think it is wonderful! They are inviting youngsters and families to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and uncover a reading surprise. Libraries across the borough are hiding children’s books in bags, so young people who ‘Bag-a-Book’ ...
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Duvet Weekend – When Mum isn’t Feeling Well

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I haven't been feeling too well so the weekend has been spent mainly snuggled up under a duvet at home. My youngest  unscrewed his toy vacuum cleaner on Saturday so we decided to dig out the Meccano. He spent the best part of Saturday creating a car, I think we have an engineer in the making. They have both played, ...