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A Great Free Elements Resource

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I came across this brilliant science resource thanks to a friend and had to share it with you. The song by ‘They Might Be Giants’ makes learning about the elements  fun and pretty easy for children. If you have kids who love to sing as I do then this is a resource not to be missed. Enjoy! Meet the Elements …

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FREE Engineering Resources

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Each card gives detailed instructions for an experiment and clearly explains how it works and why. My children have worked through many of the cards independently and had lots of fun as they constructed cars, built crumple zones, etched things, dyed things and used their brains to solve problems. You can order the free cards from the James Dyson Foundation. …

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Homeschool Adventures – 2013/2014 End of Year Review

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At the end of last week I began a massive, huge, palpitation inducing, find-yourself-surrounded-by-piles-of-paper-in-a-panic undertaking. I tidied out the workroom. The children helped by consigning cardboard models, drawings and paper creations to the recycling bin and by Sunday evening we had a boot full of rubbish ready to go the tip. We went through all of their work from June …

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Homeschool Adventures – Shakespeare Week

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This week is Shakespeare week, a new national event set up to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the playwright’s birth. It is a week to celebrate and learn about all things Shakespearian, to celebrate the life of England’s most famous playwright and help children engage with the Great Bard. All over the country school children have been dressing up as …

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Free Range Children – Ideas for Outdoor Play

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We love being out and about in the countryside because it is so relaxing, so inspiring and so enjoyable. I take my children outside every day with the only exceptions being for extreme illness or dangerous weather. Other than that, it’s wellies on and off we go.  As a home educating mum the time outside provides me with respite, a …

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A Christmas Craft Inspired by The Polar Express

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It can be difficult to find an activity which is a little bit different for children at this time of year. My boys had quite enough of salt dough, paper snowflakes and biscuit making and wanted to do something a bit different.  Having read the book and watched the film ‘The Polar Express’ it seemed fitting that we should try …