When we embark upon a history project we like to really get INto it. Fuelled by the girls vivid imaginations and Bod7’s obsession with narrative we tend to live and breathe whatever period we’re studying – becoming completely engrossed by it and squeezing a lot of fun out of it on the way. We … More Living and Breathing History: project based learning
And so I find myself stuck on a sofa, contemplating a couple of weeks of housebound home ed…. The drama occurred yesterday, in a pitch black Medieval tunnel, where, carrying Bod3 and a massive backpack, with Bods10&7 clinging to my elbows, I wobbled on a rock and in my efforts to save the babe, my … More Out Of Action: the challenge of sofa based home ed….
Bod3 awaits, with bated breath, the arrival of her new wellies…in our house wellies are an essential piece of kit, life is not complete without them and defective wellies (ones that grow cracks and let in water) are not to be borne. We wear them for almost everything, throughout the year, for who knows when … More The joy of wearing wellies…
We don’t have a T.V. Or any devices such as pads, pods or whatnots, for the children to get sucked into. We’re not complete Luddites – Mr S and I have mobile phones that are very smart and do all sorts of things as well as make calls, and we have laptops on which we … More Banning the boxes – life with minimal screen time
It turns out that the humble roll of washi tape has more uses than just for artsy-crafty projects or for sticking posters up on walls – it’s a great tool for maths too. Bod7 embarked a while back on the momentous task of committing times tables to memory. She gets the concept of course and … More Washi Tape Maths
It was a sudden Skype message in the middle of our day that that sparked a new direction in our home ed project life. Mr S had noticed that the Royal Shakespeare Company were running a First Encounters performance of Julius Caesar at our local theatre – a couple of hurried messages across the seas … More Hail Caesar! – the joy of Go With The Flow Project Based Learning
Play is important to us. In fact, it’s more than important. On a par with eating and sleeping, I would say, play is a necessary, vital part of our life. And so, over the years we have tried to surround ourselves with the loveliest sorts of things to play with. I’ve been quite careful with … More Our favourite toys