Category Archives: English Ideas

Black Beauty Book

Both my kids are really into the more classic children’s stories  – Heidi, Gulliver’s Travels, Secret Garden and Black Beauty.  They have been listening to audio versions of the stories while we drive to our different activities and then they … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

We were sent a lovely set of Big CAT readers over a month ago and we have been loving them.  We used the Tutankhamun’s Tomb book when we went to do a tomb painting workshop at the British Museum and … Continue reading

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Noun word search

We have been talking about nouns and verbs lately and my youngest seems to have clicked quite quickly that a verb is an action / doing word but nouns seem to get mixed up.  He sometimes gets a bit confused … Continue reading

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At Home With Punctuation Workbook Review

My son has really found the At Home with Spelling book helpful and easy to use (not too much in one go) so when I was wanting to revise some Punctuation I first looked to see if there was something … Continue reading

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Encouraging writing with Story Starter Cubes

One of our areas of focus at the moment is story writing.  My oldest is not a fan of writing stories, she says she never knows what to write.  And when she does write she tends to write facts, not … Continue reading

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Little Acorns eBook and Calligrams

My kids love reading eBooks on the computer.  We have download a bunch of traditional stories for them but they also love “new” stories.  So this past week I download the Little Acorns ebook from the Twinkl Resources website. It … Continue reading

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Jack and the Beanstalk Colouring Story

One of the reasons I love home educating the kids is the ability to adjust our schedule to suit the family needs.  We don’t stick to school holidays, rather we take breaks as we think the kids need it and … Continue reading

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