Exploring Poetry with Young Children

Please note the links in this post are affiliate links For a while now, I have been wanting to do more in the way of exploring poetry with the children. I always found it quite thought-provoking when I was at school and I think there is a skill to be…

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A Visit to St Matthew’s, Edgeley

A few weeks back, probably towards the end of the summer holidays, I went along to a community group called ‘Friendly Fridays’. It was there that I got chatting to a lady called Pam and when she learned that we home educate, she offered us a tour of a local…

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Hitting Reset and taking stock

Sometimes, it feels like, despite best efforts, we can be on a bit of a treadmill of life. Since June/July time I think it’s fair to say we weren’t a happy home. I am always honest about the challenges of home education. There’s no point in presenting an ‘insta-fabulous’ life.…

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Learning about Big Cats

Last week the older two children participated in the local geography fair. D did a project all about world flags (you can read more about his project here) and Em did her project on the habitats of the big cats. Em loves lions so this was a natural choice for…

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Not Back to School 2018

So, today marks the day when the oldest two children would have headed back to school, or to school for the first time in Emma’s case. Daniel would be going into year one, and Emma into her reception year. But, for us, we have a ‘Not Back to School’ day.…

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