Making Maths Fun with Numbugz

I’ve written a little before about how we were having some issues with maths and really struggling to get the basics right. I like to try and do a bit of maths most days with the children, and we took a real back to basics approach with Daniel – trying…

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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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