Living and Breathing History: project based learning

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

Out Of Action: the challenge of sofa based home ed….

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….

Washi Tape Maths

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

Hail Caesar! – the joy of Go With The Flow Project Based Learning

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

Our favourite toys

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