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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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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

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 – 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 …

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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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Free Resources/Lesson Plans and Posters About Africa

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We have come across a very useful set of online lesson plans and also free posters available by mail which are ideal for project work about Africa. The resources have been made available by ‘Send A Cow’ which is a charity set up to help poverty stricken regions in Africa have a brighter future. I recommend reading their ‘why we …

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Tuesday’s Home Ed

In English, Maths, Music, Subjects by Prudence4 Comments

As promised yesterday my eldest spent most of his day completing maths SAT papers. He had printed out the level 5 papers and took them completely in his stride. When we marked the 3 combined papers the mark was 90/100 which I think would put him at the top end of level 5. He was annoyed with himself for making …