Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

What about socialising? August 2018

This is a valid question, and probably one of the most asked, especially in our early days of homeschooling.  It was also the issue I was most concerned about as we considered home ed. As I was scrollling through photos to put on this page, I wish I’d had one of the hundred plus kids… Continue reading What about socialising? August 2018

Day by Day, Homeschool Questions, Routines

Sports day July 2018

On a particularly hot, sunny afternoon, over a hundred homeschooling children and parents gathered in a local park for our annual Sports Day, abley organised by our wonderful group facilitator. It’s always a highlight of our homeschool calendar, with all ages joining in with various degrees of competitiveness....from toddlers determinedly persevering till they reach the… Continue reading Sports day July 2018

Day by Day, Nature & Animals

Kitchen science – 25 May 2018

We’ve always enjoyed “speriments”, whether this is creative mixing of ingredients (Sparkly Eyes’ current craze for making slime), or more structured kitchen chemistry.  The girls rediscovered and old Usborne book which I had for the boys, and spent an industrious morning performing some of the experiments, while I was helping prepare Rhythm Dude for his… Continue reading Kitchen science – 25 May 2018

Nature & Animals

Wild flowers of the spring – 5 May 2018

Now the sun is finally warming up the countryside, the wild flowers are springing into abundance.  Here are a few we spied on a delightful family walk to the bluebell woods over the week end.  The picture of the orchid was taken by my brother on the longer walk for fitter adults and more energetic… Continue reading Wild flowers of the spring – 5 May 2018