We are definitely being flexible this week to fit around the weather.
On the to do list for the week was a sundial for Science. There was some sun on Thurs morning. It was coming and going though. We were lazy and just divided the circle into 12. As my neighbour pointed out (ex navy!) we have 24 hr days and thanks to latitude adjusting angles of the lines is necessary. But time was not on our side so I settled for something that would show the sun was moving which it did well enough.
We looked at creating scary characters as part of creative writing.
After that we managed to look at how the bible fits in to history and translate a ‘biblical’ document (code on a piece of tea stained burnt paper).
After lunch it was time to head out for some exercise. Sam is not the most active of children and team sports will never be his thing so I feel the need to schedule something in (also for me as I’m on a health drive). He’s vetoed all group and club options I’ve put to him, apart from Laser Quest and bowling but we need more. We’ve settled for booking my Dad to drive us up to the leisure centre once a week to swim. If skin is bad (we’re both prone to eczema and infections) I’ll try and book table tennis instead. After Weds downpour it felt a pity to be indoors on a sunny afternoon though. Instead we headed into Gosport where the park has gym equipment. I love it, it’s a playground for grown ups!
Interesting visitor. Think it’s a little egret. Took a long time to build up confidence for this but he loved it when he did. We stopped at the library on the way back so Sam spent the rest of the afternoon reading while I sorted out paying for a big HE trip.
Today had a leisurely start. Well it did for Sam, I was up before 5 and working at just after 6! But by our 4 day week we’d finished the planned ‘core work’ so I let the boy sleep in.
With no real plans for the day we filled it quite well. While Sam was getting ready I dyed some pasta and rice for craft projects and got very messy!
We walked up to Browndown for probably last blackberrying of this year (bit squishy). Few smears of juice on the lps there 😉 We walked back along the beach to the village in beautiful sunny weather. Stopped in the arcade for a treat.
After a lunch stop we went to the local pottery painting place as by a complicated but boring scenario I had a £10 voucher that needed using. Lets ignore the other 3 things we ended up painting 😉 While there the weather changed completely and the rain came.
When the background was dry, he drew on a silhouette landscape.
Bit of tidying up including adding some lovely bright flowers. Plus the blackberry crumble that the morning’s work allowed.Lovely couple of days.