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September 2017

Veemcdee Packs by Post; Creative Play for Kids

In the words of Pablo Picasso: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Children know how to play; they are born with the instinct to explore and enjoy the world… Continue Reading →

Rice Sand Tray & Twinkl Handwriting; DIY Sand Tray Fun

What does a rice sand tray have to do with handwriting? We think it’s a fun component of Twinkl Handwriting practice! Twinkl’s new handwriting scheme covers letter formation for the whole alphabet, and we’ve been testing the KS2 continuous cursive version…. Continue Reading →

Twinkl Handwriting; Journey to Continuous Cursive

Twinkl Handwriting is a comprehensive new handwriting scheme, suitable for KS1 and KS2 (ages 5 to 11). It’s available in both cursive and continuous cursive fonts; we’ve tested the KS2 continuous cursive version. There are separate activity packs for each… Continue Reading →

Talk Like A Pirate Day 2017; Oceans of Fun, Me Hearties!

Ahoy there, did ye know that September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day? It’s been celebrated annually ever since 2002! It’s super fun silliness, of gold doubloon quality, and ideal for engaging kids in a mini-topic, or just… Continue Reading →

Small Space Homeschooling; Tips for the Compact Lifestyle

Small space homes are as suited to homeschooling as large homes. There are so many different ways to home educate, and they don’t all involve having a dedicated schoolroom or study area. Opt to go structured or unschool. Follow a… Continue Reading →

Clean Water for Wildlife; Geoscience Project

Freshwater Habitats Trust are running a Clean Water for Wildlife survey, to assess pollution levels and discover new clean water sites. I signed up to take part as this is an ideal geoscience learning opportunity! Any freshwater site will do –… Continue Reading →

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