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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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A Home Educating September

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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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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 …

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How We Teach Maths At Home.

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We have tried all sorts of maths resources on our home education journey to date. From games to door-stopper size text books – we have tried it all. The games we found to have short life spans and the text books, well they gave watching paint dry a run for its money. We have found a resource which suits the boys …

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‘Counting Lions’ Our Children’s Choice Book of the Month

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The book is stunning. Poetically written facts about endangered creatures are complimented by full page charcoal drawings. Virginia McKenna OBE, the founder of the Born Free Foundation, has written the stirring forward. She urges the reader to look at the beauty of animals and do all that we can to save them. One hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers …

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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. …