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Let’s Learn About: Romans

This half-term we are learning about The Roman Empire. I try to organise and deliver humanities topic democratically. The first session is spent providing some background information and discussing what we would like to learn, do and make over the course of the topic. My goal is to provide a world view of history and develop information gathering skills. This blog post will be updated … Continue reading Let’s Learn About: Romans

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How We Homeschool – The Arts

Confession: I’m not the most creative or artistically gifted person in the world, which meant for years I actively avoided any art tasks that couldn’t be added to a science or humanities project I had planned. This year, I am taking on the daunting task of intentionally giving my children an art education (of sorts), every Friday morning. Today’s blog post will cover how our … Continue reading How We Homeschool – The Arts

How We Homeschool – For FREE

Homeschooling is referred to as Home Education in the UK. There are different legal requirements for home education depending on where you live. You can find out more here. Can I really Home Educate my child for FREE? Yes, and no. Yes, you can find inspiration for FREE online – YouTube and Pinterest are great for this. Your local library is a great FREE resource … Continue reading How We Homeschool – For FREE

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How We Homeschool – Curriculum

Homeschooling is referred to as Home Education in the UK. There are different legal requirements for home education depending on where you live. You can find out more here. Before reading this blog post, you might first like to read How We Homeschool – The Planner, and about why you may want a curriculum, as well as our subject choices for 2021/22. Why have a … Continue reading How We Homeschool – Curriculum

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How We Homeschool – The Planner

Homeschooling is referred to as Home Education in the UK. There are different legal requirements for home education depending on where you live. You can find out more here. Before reading this blog post, take a moment for some self-reflection. The answers to these questions will help inform your planning… How was the previous academic year? Is there anything you would like to change or … Continue reading How We Homeschool – The Planner

Learning More About Shapes

W (8) has been learning more about shapes, and of course the best way to learn about something new is through play and hands-on activities! This blog post highlights some of the ways I have taught my 8-year-old about shapes, in accordance with the National Curriculum. Learning Objective (LO): Draw 2D shapesLO: Recognise angles as a property of a shape or a description of a … Continue reading Learning More About Shapes

Learning About Shapes

B (6) has been learning all about shapes, and of course the best way to learn about something new is through play and hands-on activities! This blog post highlights some of the ways I have taught my 6-year-old about shapes, in accordance with the National Curriculum. Learning Objective: Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes. I like to split our learning topics into three … Continue reading Learning About Shapes

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Cross-Curricular: Festivals & Cultural Celebrations

A question I often get is how I plan my topics and how I educate my children with their different ages/abilities. So this is a step-by-step guide to my planning process, complete with examples from our current topic: festivals & cultural celebrations, and an explanation on how I make it work for a ‘would be’ Year 1 child and a ‘would be’ Year 3 child. … Continue reading Cross-Curricular: Festivals & Cultural Celebrations