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First News – Current Affairs For Children

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2017 has just begun and already it is shaping up to be quite the year for news. Every day seems to carry with it another shock story as political unrest sweeps across the globe. Children are curious about the news and can be heard singing ‘do you wanna build a wall’ with friends but do they really know what is …

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Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Kit

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‘Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit’  from klutz. The book and crafting combination from Klutz is an absolute gem. The book contains instructions to make 10 LEGO machines each one teaching children a different engineering skill. The book explains the physics behind each machine such as how a pivot works and why. Children must follow the instructions in order to …

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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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Free Roald Dahl Resources

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It is 100 years since Roald Dahl and his magnificent imagination was born. To help celebrate there are lots of events taking place around the country. We have come across a few extra resources which may prove useful too. Enjoy! There are oodles of lesson plans to accompany his titles here:  https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories?p=1   If it’s colouring sheets that you’re after then this …

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Home Education Plan 2015/16 – For a 5/6 Year Old

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His interest in reading has increased dramatically over the last 6 months. He is keen to read at every given opportunity so our aim is to very actively encourage him to develop a life long love of reading. We aim to bring on his writing and comprehension skills by making these activities fun. He is mathematically very curious and enjoys …

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Home Education Plan 2015/16 – For My 10/11 Year Old

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This year we are pleased that our 10 year old has decided to drop the time tabled approach. He has requested that we continue with a structured style of learning but is more flexible about what topic/subject can happen when. We are planning on using many books this year to inspire learning which will appeal to his love of reading. …

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Free Fun Coding for Kids – The Doctor and the Dalek

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Computer science is a subject which my children enjoy hugely. One of their other favourite things in life is Doctor Who so imagine their delight when we discovered the ‘Doctor and the Dalek’ game. The game itself is great fun and my eldest has played it many times. Today I decided to broaden their coding horizons by using prompts from the …

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Home Education – The Warm Week That Was

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Summer well and truly arrived in the UK last week and it was wonderful. The chance to stock up on vitamin D was taken with open arms so a lot of our home education occurred outside. For some reason this year my hay-fever seems to be limited to a couple of sneezes which is great. In other years it has …

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Home Education – A Typical Week in June

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Considering it has been very warm and I’m 24 weeks pregnant we have sure managed to pack a lot in this week. I am not going to go into detail about every activity as you’d probably nod off half way through. Instead I have pulled together a selection of photographs which sum up our week. In brief we have conducted …