Next Steps with Reading

There have been plenty of signs in recent weeks that D has been working on something big, developmentally. It’s hard to not get frustrated with him when his behaviour is difficult or he is prone to outbursts or just seems to be endlessly tired. I have to work hard to…

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How we use the Sassafras Guide to Zoology

I’ll readily admit that I like having a structure to our days and having things to work through. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I have a timetable of things we *have* to do at any given point, more I like having something pre-prepared that I can pick up and just…

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On Getting a Pen Pal

When I was younger my school set up penpals – I ended up with various penpals but there was only one where we exchanged letters for a substantial amount of time. She lived in Alabama and it must have been a good few years of exchanging letters. I still remember…

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Letterbox Lab – Up in the Air

We have had a real STEM month this month with our STEM fair and other things and I thought I’d already shared details of box seven from Letterbox Lab but I realised I hadn’t! We did this box at the beginning of this month and it brought with it the…

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Red Alert! A Charity Coffee Morning

Last weekend the children had an early bath so we all came downstairs to spend an hour reading before heading to bed. The children are a little spoilt with new books as we receive a steady supply through the post, but one that D spotted straight away was Red Alert!…

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