Friday, 28 March 2014

North Wales

For the last few days we have been on holiday in North Wales. We managed to get a last minute cheap deal on a caravan, and despite the rather bleak weather forecast, the sun shone and we had a lovely time together as a family.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Ireland Week!

After the success of our Wales week, we decided to virtually visit another country, this time Ireland.
We located Ireland on the map, coloured in its flag and found out some facts. We also located Northern Ireland, coloured in its flag and discovered some of the differences between the two countries.
 After reading a book we got out from the library on Ireland, Nathanael, Tabitha and Abigail made collages on the country in the shape of a shamrock.

They really enjoyed seeing the beauty of God's creation in this video of Ireland from above
...breath taking!
For some reading practise, I wrote down a few words associated with Ireland and the children drew pictures to go with them.
In history with Daddy the children learnt about the Potato Famine, the Easter uprising of 1916 and how the history of both provinces has been preserved in the music and art of Ireland.

Nathanael used Microsoft Word to type up some Ireland facts

and we spent time discussing the similarities and differences between England and Ireland.
We all had a go at Irish dancing and made soda bread which we enjoyed eating with jam and butter!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Life Lately

 Spring has finally arrived and we have been enjoying getting out in the garden!
My baby!

We had fun on Dr Seuss day

with literacy activities,
a treasure hunt based on the book There's a Wocket in my Pocket,
and Green Eggs and Ham for lunch!
Check out my Dr Seuss Pinterest board for more ideas.

Nathanael turned 7 and we celebrated with a trip to Legoland Discovery Centre.

Nathanael and Tabitha were both delighted to be awarded new Bibles,
for their attendance at a Bible Club.

We were blessed with beautiful spring sunshine for our monthly
nature study at our local country park. 


and down!

Mandarin ducks.

Spotting signs of spring.

 In addition, we have been busy spring cleaning and organising the house, which is a never ending job! We have also been enjoying a revised school schedule, more on that in a future post.