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Shakespeare Week 2017 | Resources & Ideas to Help You Celebrate

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It’s Shakespeare Week once again and this year there are even more great resources available to help you celebrate. Shakespeare Week is an annual national celebration of Shakespeare for primary school aged children organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, giving children a great first encounter with Shakespeare – his characters, stories and language. Shakespeare Week has been embraced by Britain’s …

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Help Your Child Write | Win A ‘My Stories’ Book Set

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‘My Book Of Stories’ from the British Museum by Deborah Patterson. There are few titles in this series including ‘Write your own Shakespeare’. Here we look at ‘Write your own Fairy Tales‘ and ‘Write your own Myths’. Both books are compendiums of story starters taken from some of the best stories and myths ever written. There are scenes from Hansel …

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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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‘A Tower of Giraffes’ – A Charming Read

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‘A Tower of Giraffes – Animal Bunches’ written and illustrated by Anna Wright. This beautifully presented book will be enjoyed by adults and children. The name given to a group of animals is revealed on each page and is accompanied by interesting information about the creatures. The reader will learn the names of some peculiar groups of animals such as …

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A Home Educating September

In Art, Biology, Days Out, English, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, History, Home Education, LEA Visits, Maths, Museum Visits, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by PrudenceLeave a Comment

October has arrived bringing with it a chill and a whoosh amber autumn leaves. We have a lot of activities pencilled in for this month including an archeological workshop, an archeological dig and a spot of bookmaking in one of England’s oldest libraries. It should be enormously fun and educational as long as we avoid the seasonal illnesses which creep up …

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‘Pandora’ A Modern Day Fable

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‘ The imaginative book ‘Pandora‘ is absolutely stunning. Victoria Turnbull manages to weave a highly emotive, rich, lyrical tale while using very few words – she has a natural gift for storytelling. The illustrations are dream-like transcending any familiar landscape and transporting the reader to a world of wistful wonder. The pages will draw children in as they study every …

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‘The Children’s Animal Atlas’ – A Children’s Book.

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The Children’s Animal Atlas’ written by Barbara Taylor and illustrated by Katrin Wiehle. In this colourful book children are taken on an exciting interactive tour of the animal kingdom. They are introduced to the indigenous creatures from countries across the globe as they simultaneously learn about essential geographical information. Included with the book are over 150 stickers, a spotters guide …

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Where Did The Week Go?

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It’s Saturday already – how is that possible? I’m acutely aware that the weeks will continue to relentlessly speed onwards towards summer 2017. I better get on with this home education palaver post haste. This week has hurtled by with alarming rapidity and I feel a little bit shell shocked. The LEA visit on Tuesday knocked me off my game …