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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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‘Could a Tiger Walk a Tightrope?’ A Roaringly Good Read.

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In this brightly illustrated book children take a fun look at the life of a Bengal tiger. The facts are presented in an amusing and engaging question and answer format. The lighthearted approach to the book helps children retain the information. At the back of the book children can explore a map to see where they live in relation to …

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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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Bring Science to Life with Two Beautiful Books by Meredith Hooper

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‘The Drop in my Drink – The Story of Water on Our Planet’ and The Pebble in my Pocket – A History of Our Earth’ by Meredith Hooper. It is incredibly hard to do justice to either of these books. Each one is an expertly written, factually accurate science book yet both are poetic and gentle. The incredibly beautiful full …

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’

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‘Outside – A Guide to Discovering Nature’ is a beautifully designed guide to the natural world. It has been written by Maria Ana Peixe Dias and Ines Teixeira do Rosario who are both natural history experts. Their depth of knowledge and passion for nature is evident in the comprehensive text. This offering could easily have been compiled as a dry …

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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 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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Home Education Summer Style

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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 …