History Projects

North America September/ October 2018

Our first stop on our whistle-stop-picture-book-tour-of-the-world was North America. We mainly focused on USA, but Sparkly Eyes enjoyed finding out about the huskies (her favourite dog) in Canada. As well as these books, I used postcard templates from Activity village...                     activityvillage.co.uk and we watched a… Continue reading North America September/ October 2018

Day by Day, History Projects, Outings

All aboard The Matthew October 2018

The week before the holidays, a group of fifty or so from our home ed group set sail for an hour on "The Matthew" a reconstruction of the boat on which John Cabot navigated the Atlantic and found his way to Newfoundland. To do this he had sought sponsorship from the English king, Henry VII,… Continue reading All aboard The Matthew October 2018

History Projects

Around the world in a year of picture books

Inspired by listening to Jules Verne's "Around the world in eighty days" on audible over the summer holidays, I decided to do a whistle stop tour of the world over this next year, using picture books (they take less time to read than chapter books), an atlas, a globe, puzzles, games and activity sheets. Below… Continue reading Around the world in a year of picture books

Day by Day, History Projects

Out and about learning – Stratford upon Avon August 2018

HWH, the girls and myself spent a couple of days camping at Stratford....on the racecourse! We weren’t competing with any horses at the time, so the camping itself was quite uneventful. We did, however walk into town and as well as enjoying the river, visiting the RSC theatre and having tea at an awesome 1940’s… Continue reading Out and about learning – Stratford upon Avon August 2018