Having spent two years living in Texas the girls are more accustomed to Hallowe'en than many of their UK friends I suppose. So when the Marina announced that there would be a Hallowe'en themed BBQ with prizes for most creative food entries, they were keen to take part. On the Wednesday before the BBQ one … Continue reading Hallowe’en

Book led learning The Greedy Triangle

Earlier this week I introduced the girls to the book ‘The Greedy Triangle’ They have loved reading about the cheeky polygon as he goes through his various iterations; from triangles through to shapes with too many sides to count. Today we read the book again and made a note of the different names for the … Continue reading Book led learning The Greedy Triangle

Where does all the time go?

We are really struggling to get stuff done! Camping just takes up a lot of time! With a tiny fridge and five people (plus a commitment to try not to eat too much processed food) we have to go shopping every 2/3 days - which, if we take the kids, feels like hours of torture! … Continue reading Where does all the time go?

Handwriting – cursive or manuscript?

Not many children will extol the virtues of handwriting lessons. Indeed, as a teacher and a leader, it is rare to teach or observe an outstanding ha deriving lesson. Every child needs personal input Every stroke needs instant feedback of bad habits are to be avoided Every piece of writing requires constant reminders of letter … Continue reading Handwriting – cursive or manuscript?

Location led maths

The girls created their own shopping lists, went to the supermarket and found their goods. We used the receipt to find out how much each item cost. Using coins we allocated amounts to each item and then found the total. Freya practiced: - counting in 2s - counting in 10s - making numbers up to … Continue reading Location led maths