Looking through some photos it appears that we have been doing more ‘work’ than I thought, so quick catch up to round the year off.
We made a snow house like the one described in the book from icing and marshmallows instead of snow.
And a cardboard cave.
We also took a Sam led trip into a look at navigation. We have a couple of these Thames and Kosmos Little Labs kits. They are very expensive for what they are and you could do it all better and cheaper but we like them and more importantly sometimes I don’t want/haven’t the motivation to do it myself. Sam found it in a cupboard when we were sorting out and moving into the conservatory and was motivated enough to spend two days doing the activities so no complaints here.
We started with scales and plan drawing, inc of the rec.
Much to amusement of the neighbours we did a trail around the area – me following chalk arrows at a discrete distance.
We also had fun looking at maps and playing with the compass.
And although there has been no recording on paper we have been reading and talking about the Victorians. We started with a group session at Fareham Museum,
had a lovely trip to Farnham (on to do list to go back in nice weather and do the town trail)
a day at the Victorian Festival of Christmas and finished back at Fareham Museum looking at life in the workhouse.
We also had group sessions on Twas the Night Before Christmas and Germany and trips to Funcity and the park.
Oh and some work on seasons.
And a closer look at Autumn.
There has also been a lot of storytelling; verbally, written and the Kindle and not forgetting comic strips