Making Forest People

Great news! I’ve got a job 🙂 Little Forest Folk have offered me a position as Manager for their Forest School Nurseries in West London. I am beside myself with excitement. In anticipation of a career in Forest Schools I completed Level 1 Forest School practitioner qualification online. This involved following an online course then … Continue reading Making Forest People

Large scale drawing

Felicity can be a horror! Those angelic blue eyes hide a mischievous personality of third child proportions. We caught her with an orange pencil at the top of the stairs with a whole white wall in-front of her... her intentions were clear.... Fortunately we had some very large paper used as packaging for a delivery … Continue reading Large scale drawing

The Paper Dolls

Hot off the success of The Gingerbread man we read one of my favorite books The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. The story is enchanting and of course, a great extension to learning is making paper dolls. We talked about where to cut, drawing before cutting so as to make sure the dolls joined up … Continue reading The Paper Dolls

Sewing gifts

Basking in the success of their prize making this week the girls were keen to Co TTO use the scraps of material we have to make other items. Flossy, impetuous as ever just started stitching things together... Freya more considered helped me make some templates to cut round so she could plan her work. Looking … Continue reading Sewing gifts

Parachute

We include the girls in jobs and tasks around the house as part of their learning. This week while in quarantine we have been spring cleaning the van... sorting out clothes that fit, clothes that are stained or damaged, tidying the toys, cleaning all the cupboards out, washing the bedding and quilts etc. so many … Continue reading Parachute

Laying a maths treasure hunt

We are back in the UK staying at my lovely friend’s rental house. A we are in quarantine we can’t see or play with our friends... big or small... but we have been coming up with ways of sharing ideas, fun and homeschooling motivations. The two houses share a stunning and extensive garden with lots … Continue reading Laying a maths treasure hunt

Outdoor construction

We live learning outside. Fresh air, natural resources and so much inspiration all around. Last week Freya once again proved her construction skills are only out performed by her imagination. Over our homeschooling journey she has built: Eeyore’s houseA birds houseA horse paddockFairy housesHomes for all the toysA schoolA bird bathA life raft for insectsBoatsTentsTeepeesTree … Continue reading Outdoor construction

Cycling lesson

The campsite borders onto the canal side cycle route that follows the Somme. 163 miles of almost flat cycle path to the coast... certainly something to consider for the future. Anyway, inspired by the laden down long distance cyclists complete with panniers, back packs and maps the girls wanted to go for a bike ride … Continue reading Cycling lesson