Home Education in November

November has been an absolutely jam-packed month – we seem to have done lots of little bits and things, and a lot of finishing up of areas of work. It was always my intention to slow down as we moved into December and all the excitement that Christmas brings with…

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Building Confidence with Public Speaking

I wrote last month about the WWF badges project that the children did. This was something that I set up as I was keen to help build the children’s confidence with talking in public. I noticed a few months back that E seemed to be becoming increasingly reluctant to speak…

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Practical Maths Lessons

One of the things that my eldest has struggled with a little is maths. I’m not sure what the blocker is, but he is quite resistant to doing anything that looks like maths. I decided that we would have a real back to basics approach with him and go back…

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The Children’s Bookshow in Manchester

Please note this post contains affilliate links Back in the early summer, the older children and I were invited along to the Children’s Bookshow event in Manchester. I checked the date and agreed we could go. I’ll confess to not having known too much about the Children’s Bookshow, nor what…

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Earning our WWF Badges

Over the last month or two, I have seen other home educating families sharing some of the things that they have been doing to earn the WWF youth badges.  It has been on my list of things to do with the children for a while now, but we had been…

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