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...
How to Write a Good Story

How to Write a Good Story

How to Write A Good Story We are natural storytellers.  Yet writing a story is a surprisingly complex process and can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for getting past that overwhelm. What Makes a Good Story? A short story should be a snapshot of a moment in time...
Human

Human

Emotions “I’m only 12. I don’t really have emotions.” This bewildering statement was once delivered calmly in the middle of a poetry lesson. The child said someone had said to him once, “You’re twelve. What can you possibly have to worry about?” I asked him if he’d...
The Magic of Storytelling

The Magic of Storytelling

Stories Are Everywhere We tell stories all the time. We tell stories on purpose – hushed and giggling at teenage sleepovers, delighting in frightening our friends; gathered around a smoking campfire; tucking our children up in bed. And we tell stories without really...
Who Is Educating Whom?

Who Is Educating Whom?

    The perpetually enigmatic and shifting nature of parenthood means I have never in all my life been so acutely in agreement with Socrates, who is reputed to have said, “I know only one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” I have, however, learned a...