I was reading through some of the other year reviews earlier and realised that this one is going to be very short in comparison.
The reason is I have nothing to say ‘well that didn’t work so…’ about – at least nothing big enough to matter. The year has pretty much been a perfect home ed year. After 10 years of doing this it all just clicked into place this year.
I’m not saying we didn’t have bad days or drop things from the plan, of course day to day there were plenty of hiccups and screw ups. Over all it was a very, very successful year though. Resources chosen have worked very well for us. Time wise I got the planning of how much to do and when to allow breaks spot on! Social wise we’ve been happy too.
Sam has grown massively in ability and confidence in himself. I don’t feel like there are any big gaps in his abilities or what we’re covering that I need to look at plugging. I am very happy with where we are at the moment so planning is very forward looking in the where do we want to go and what do we need to do to get there way.
For the first time ever he is truly engaging in the self led learning too, both in terms of researching and ‘teaching’ himself and in the saying to me ‘I want to cover this in history’, ‘can we make this?’ A perfect example of this was me saying to a friend the other day that I doubt we’d do English Lit GCSE as creative writing is like flogging a dead horse. He wasn’t in the room at the time. A day later he was pointing out resources to me for him to work on that might help him get better at creative writing, as he wants to as he thinks being able to tell stories will be relevant to something he wants to do.
Fingers crossed I’ve not just cursed us!