Today our part of the UK was hit by Storm Doris, which is a misleading name that suggests sweet and genteel elderly ladies whereas these were winds without manners. Despite blowing over our fences and gate and rattling hail against the windows at an ungodly hour in the am we figured that as we don’t…… Continue reading Helloooo Doris!
For maths today we used the BBC Bitesize website to recap angles. I like the Bitesize site but it seems to be forever going through an overhaul and I’m not sure it’s available outside of the UK. We went through acute, obtuse and reflex angles, parallel and perpendicular lines and using a protractor. We did…… Continue reading Learning About Angles
Today it was not freezing cold and the sky still had a little bit of light in at 6pm. I feel like I’m in Narnia and things are about to get real. It is so easy to hibernate when it’s cold and grey outside. I have to really force myself out of the house in…… Continue reading Spring is so close..
Or, The Very Second Time We Made Soup. After last weeks mostly success we rounded up the weeks veggies to make soup. This week we had an abundance of carrots and parsnips so carrot and parsnip soup it was. We used a lot of garlic and ginger this time, about 5cm bit of ginger and…… Continue reading Carrot and Parsnip Soup
Everyone has to start somewhere and this year we are beckoning spring on with our little grows. First up we have the carrot top, smuggled home from Cub Scouts by E who was determined to prove the Scout leader wrong when he told her it wouldn’t grow. And she has, it’s looking very green on…… Continue reading Tiniest Vegetable Patch
Mr Cosy put the helium heart balloons leftover from Valentines to give E a quick, very simple physics lesson. He asked her to add paper clips to the balloon string until there were enough to keep it in one place. A fun and visual experiment in equilibrium! We didn’t go any more in depth than…… Continue reading Quick and Simple Physics
Today we went to our fortnightly Home Ed meetup group. There was a huge range of ages, babies to teenagers, and it’s great to see them mixing, something that doesn’t happen in school where they are segregated into year groups. We are lucky enough to have a 2 hour slot in the local youth centre…… Continue reading Home Ed Group