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

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Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT

It’s the second week of our seasonal home education topic and we will be looking at Christmas traditions! This week we will be exploring our own family traditions and the history of popular Christmas traditions. If you missed what we were up to last week, you can check out last week’s blog here: This blog post is an overview of my intentions for the week … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Traditions & OT

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Christmas 2020: Songs & Stories

This first week of the Christmas Season we will be focusing on Christmas Songs & Stories. Songs & Stories are part of our normal routine, allowing for a smoother transition into the Christmas season which can be an overwhelming time for some neurodiverse (and neurotypical!) kiddos. I will be using this week to introduce a story and song the boys will perform as part of … Continue reading Christmas 2020: Songs & Stories

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3 Steps To A Childhood Unplugged

Confession: I am BAD when it comes to using social media. I’m not the most tech savvy person out there, but I’m kind of okay with that. One thing I do know about is #childhoodunplugged. If you’re new to parenthood, or the concept of #childhoodunplugged this blog will give you 3 Steps To A Childhood Unplugged. Step One: Limit Screen Time We have a screen … Continue reading 3 Steps To A Childhood Unplugged