Staunton Country Park

Well it was a bit of a stressful start to the day.  Having to get out by 8.30ish, make picnic, deal with builders arriving at 8, sick husband, people chopping and changing plans and a toddler hiding car keys.

BUT in the end it all came together, only lost one family, we were less than 10 mins late and as I’d allowed 15 mins between asking people to show up and workshop start time as far as the venue was concerned it didn’t impact at all, and actually as everyone was there waiting and had made a start with the money it was very easy.

Workshop was lovely, mostly out of doors – exploring the senses

Sight - matching a colour palette to colours in the walled garden
Sight – matching a colour palette to colours in the walled garden
Picking herbs and making a 'smelly cocktail - I had more than one thrust directly up my nose!
Picking herbs and making a ‘smelly cocktail – I had more than one thrust directly up my nose!
Just a sweet picture - not seen each other for a while as life has got in the way and obviously was felt
Just a sweet picture – not seen each other for a while as life has got in the way and obviously was felt
Listening (and climbing) - don't think the idea of silence was understood ;)
Listening (and climbing) – don’t think the idea of silence was understood 😉
Blind centipede went down very well
Blind centipede went down very well
Making prints in playdough
Making prints in playdough
Treasure hunt in the rainforest/greenhouse
Treasure hunt in the rainforest/greenhouse

Then we had a lovely afternoon, picnicking…

Picnicking with extra guests
Picnicking with extra guests

…playing in the park and playbarn and chatting to old friends and new members.  Then a long play in the maze.

At home, boys played minecraft together, Jack went to Scouts and Sam and I investigated the parcel that came from Learning Resources a few days ago.  We played a game that is similar to Connect 4 but you have to use primary coloured tiles to make secondary colours – surprisingly difficult and good fun, and good reinforcement as Sam wasn’t entirely confident on the colour mixes.  Then we looked at the base 10 kit, discussed what the pieces represent and then Sam built with it and I read to him.  We’re reading Maroo of the Winter Caves to tie in to our Stone Age theme in history.

Model home education day (after 9.30am 😉 ), they don’t happen that often!

And finally one more photo just because it is a lovely one.

Best Friends :)
Best Friends 🙂

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