Assessing our Home Ed Kids

Assessing our Home Ed Kids

Should we do it? If so, how, when and why? Assessing our Home Educated Children How do you feel about “assessing” your child? Assessment can be a bit of an emotive word. It might inspire horrible memories from our own schooldays of scratching your head in a spelling...
Discovering Our Past

Discovering Our Past

How Should We Help Our Children Learn History? History is a vitally important subject for us all. We need to know where we’ve come from and discover the struggles and incredible achievements of the past. History can be taught well, and badly. Taught badly, it is a dry...
How To… Support Your Child With Spelling

How To… Support Your Child With Spelling

Does anyone remember struggling to remember how to spell a word? The frustration as the fog descends and you feel it evade your grip, in the end settling on guessing, knowing it doesn’t look right. For some people this never really goes away; try as they might,...
Learning Through Literature: The First World War

Learning Through Literature: The First World War

Learning Through Literature: The First World War “Mummy, why are there poppies everywhere?” It is inevitable that our children will have questions at this time of year, about poppies, remembrance and war, about the purpose of remembering and the historical events...
Beginning our Home Education Journey

Beginning our Home Education Journey

Beginning Our Home Education Journey This week, many of my fellow mums are busy getting ready for their little ones to take their first steps into the world and head off to school, buying their first uniform and shiny new shoes, wondering how their baby got so big and...