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Jan Brett drawing videos

Last week my son tried a great white shark drawing video (it went really well) and then we spotted a turtle video (not such a success) which lead us to a video by Jan Brett showing how she created a … Continue reading

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Number Property Maths Posters from TeachitMaths website

I have mentioned before that we like hanging up learning posters around the house. The posters work really well with both kids and we have seen over time that the information we hang up really ends up sinking in and … Continue reading

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The Story of the First World War for Children – book review

Anyone who reads our blog probably knows by now that we LOVE history but I have admitted before that the World Wars are something that I have not really jumped into just because I was worried about the content and … Continue reading

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7 Times Table Dominoes

One of the ways we practice times tables is with dominoes. Really easy but the kids always prefer matching the dominoes to completing worksheets. So because my youngest has just learnt the 7 times table I thought it was time … Continue reading

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Comparing Collins and Oxford Key Stage 3 History Books

Early this year I wrote about the Collins History Books that my daughter choose while at a local book store. She selected them, so we decided to start using them for her Year 7 History but I kept feeling like … Continue reading

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A week’s break

I never really like answering the typical “so the schools are on holiday/ break next week are you also on holiday?”  Normally I just say “No we don’t follow school schedules” and leave it as that, because I often don’t … Continue reading

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Silhouette Paintings for Fun

We have been doing a lot more “focused” art lately – working on drawing skills and projects linked to the kids art awards, which has been really good but at the same time I kind of feel like some of … Continue reading

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