Tag Archives: homeschooling

DK Insect Book

In May my son spotted this DK Insect book at our local library and we immediately borrowed it. It turned out to be a little gem of insect facts for my son. He has poured over this book, page by … Continue reading

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Wild Flowers and a Log Pile

I tend to write lots of posts about the books and resources that we use but one area I probably don’t talk about that much is our garden. It is such a sanctuary for the kids. Last year when we … Continue reading

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Times Tables workbooks

I was recently asked if there was a times table workbook that I recommend. And for me that is a slightly tricky answer because I have discovered what worked with my oldest has not suited my youngest. Plus we tend … Continue reading

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Decimals and Percentages workbook

Just over a month ago I wrote a post about what is included in the Schofield & Sims Fraction workbook so I thought I would follow up that post with one about what is included in the Understanding Maths: Decimals … Continue reading

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Yes we are still on that topic

There are a few questions that I have come to dread. One of them is “what did you do in school today?” – hmmm. Well my daughter will often answer with “Nothing”. There are two reasons she often says this. … Continue reading

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Warrior Monkeys – a fun read

Last week we received some books from Oxford University Press and included in our little parcel was Warrior Monkeys and the Volcano Adventure. My son picked it up and read it cover to cover. For me that is the magic … Continue reading

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The Story of the Second World War for Children. Book Review

I must admit I have been avoiding the World Wars with the kids purely because I think they are complex, scary topics and I want to do them justice but I also don’t want to cause nightmares. Recently my daughter … Continue reading

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