Monthly Archives: April 2010

Around the World through Books

I love travelling and learning about other cultures so have always looked forward to covering human geography in our learning.  I would like my children to develop an appreciation of the diversity of this world and all the wonderful things and people … Continue reading

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Living maths: The Shape of Things

Today we read The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds, which is about the concept that shapes make up the world around us, all presented in simple rhyming text with bold illustrations.  The author writes that she aims to help children see … Continue reading

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Cooking with children

Let’s face it, cooking with children can be the kind of activity we know we should do with our children but try to avoid – along with the mess, hassle and time it entails!  When I first had Edward I made a conscious decision … Continue reading

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Living maths…and a hungry caterpillar

I love the concept of living maths.  Living maths is maths in everyday life, in context: from counting out cutlery to set the dinner table to playing maths-related games or reading one of the many story books with mathematical relevance.  We’ve already found … Continue reading

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Easter week

We’ve had a lovely week preparing for Easter.  This is what we’ve been up to: We’ve done some baking.  We made Easter nests (pictured) to give as gifts and Chick cakes (didn’t get chance to photograph these before they were … Continue reading

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