Saturday, 18 March 2017

Home Education in February

Here we are over halfway through March and I hadn't even written about February and what we got upto. One day i'll get organised.

After January being a bit of a washout with rubbishy germs we started February feeling better and celebrated with a very wet walk around Pugneys lake to blow away Januarys germs. The boys had an amazing time splashing in every single puddle and making friends with a dog who was being walked. Sometimes I take for granted that can just be outside whenever we feel the need too. I think for the boys spending time in the fresh air is really important even just a run around in the back garden.

Unfortunately this month the germs didn't stay away and we did have a night in hospital for Alex. Luckily he bounced back really quickly and was soon his normal self again and he is definitely more keen now on being an ambulance driver after his second one trip in one. I am going to put together a medical role play set for him as he loves the bits we do have already. 

February has seen us getting quite creative.  We have painted freestyle, with yarn, made handprints and been creative with Sands Alive.  We have also made some spring crafts from Baker Ross which the boys enjoyed. They have been very into making cards for people for some reason and they are both constantly writing and drawing these days.
We visited The Hepworth for a creative session during half term. We created shadows using torches and the sculptures, drew sculptures, did giant drawings, played with light boxes and made suncatchers. It was a really fun and busy session and we enjoyed exploring the new exhibits since our last visit.

We booked a trip to London and so this month we talked a lot about the capital and what we would like to do while there.  We learnt all about The Great Fire of London and it really caught the boys imagination. We learnt the story, made our own mini pudding lane model, made bread like the baker and learnt some fire safety. There are some fab resources on Twinkl for this topic and it is a good way of introducing history. The boys were telling everyone about the big fire in London.

We did lots of reading as usual. Seb finished his Enid Blyton book, he is turning into a real bookworm and reminds me a lot of myself, carrying his books around with him. We also got a great book about London through time front the library among others to go along with our London topic.

We started at another Lego Club this month which is weekly and much closer to home. We will still be attending the other one as they both offer different types of sessions and the boys do love their Lego. Talking of those small plastic bricks we managed to pick up some bargain kits which along with a hot chocolate made a fab Saturday afternoon. Of course The Lego Batman Movie came put this month too so the boys went to see that with Phil and then I took them to see Trolls which I think is a lovely film with some really nice messages in..

The last day of February was of course pancake day! We designed our ideal pancakes, bought the ingredients and made them.  So much fun and delicious of course!

That's  round up of some of what we got upto in February. I will see if I can get my March update up in good time! 

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