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

In Art, Biology, Curriculums, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence4 Comments

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

In Art, Biology, Curriculums, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence1 Comment

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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Home Education – A Typical Week in June

In Art, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by PrudenceLeave a Comment

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 …

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Home Education – Our Weekly Display.

In Art, Biology, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Home Education, Maths, Music, Nature Studies, Science, Subjects by Prudence4 Comments

Each week my children fill our notice board with their work. They get an enormous sense of pride from displaying their creations which is really good for their self confidence. Much of their work is carried out in note books or workbooks but anything they complete in addition to this gets pinned up. The board is covered in bits of …

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Planning our Home Education Activities

In Art, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence10 Comments

The boys have really taken to the more structured approach to learning that we began this academic year. There is something comforting in knowing what activities the morning will hold for us all and it allows us to get straight to work without any procrastination. I was asked recently how I manage to 'come up' with all the activities we ...
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Beginning Our Structured & Not So Structured Home Education Year

In Art, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence4 Comments

This week my children began using their new materials and following our structured home education plan for 2014/15. When you say it like that it sounds terribly formal however it really isn't that rigid. We follow a plan in the early part of the day leaving the afternoon free for other activities usually of the children's choosing. My eldest boy has ...

How to Write a Home Education Plan for a 10 year old (KS2)

In Art, Curriculums, English, French, Geography, History, Home Education, Maths, Mum's Editorial, Music, Schofield and Sims, Science, Subjects by Prudence3 Comments

One of the most daunting aspects of home-education is deciding on the approach that you feel is best suited to your child's learning style. Some families lean towards child led learning where the child is in control of the topics they want to learn and the parents act in large as facilitators. Other families dip in and out of text ...
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Homeschool Adventures – 2013/2014 End of Year Review

In Art, Design Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Mum's Editorial, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Resources, Science, Subjects by PrudenceLeave a Comment

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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Fabulous French : Our French BrainBox Review

In Brain Box Games, French, Games, Older Children Games, Reviews, Subjects, Young Children Games by Prudence2 Comments

Learning a second language is an important part of our children’s education and it is an aspect of their syllabus which they both look forward too. At this stage I teach them the French names for objects, numbers, days of the week and basic phrases, mainly though role play. We also label things. In our kitchen, for example, we have …