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Category Archives: home education

like good achievements: Nellie went to nursery really happily & on time I sorted out & tidied all the puzzles & pattern sets I hung washing out Rufus slept Claudia read The Subtle Knife she broke the 3000 word barrier in her book Jasper did maths Claudia did maths Jasper did a poo in the [...]


But good for spinning! flickr pictures


Claudia – turned down a school place …. yay! She’s finished up the year’s science & history already so we’re just focussing on maths & English for a while. She’s still doing her own learning – reading, history, science, drawing (manga), play writing, geography & French. She’s getting scarily good at swimming though practising less [...]


I attended an ABA & SALT training day on Saturday – I’m going to make no pretence that I’m going to blog about it but I do have a plan or two: assessments – TALC & Basic Skills Checklist Language interventions – interactive diaries & Language for Learning Precision teaching – SAFMEDS for names, pronouns, [...]


Quick as can be: Nell stop – she spent most of the day helping herself to food & changing her clothes. Jasper & Nell watched Nemo (it’s all about the fish atm) in bed together while I fed Rufus his porridge. Mum arrived back with Claudia & the children showed off their ‘stuff ‘ while [...]


There was no early morning Nell tantrum! The first I heard from her this morning was ‘Daddy I’d like to do the dinosaur puzzles. If you sit next to me we can do it together.’ She was still in a delightful mood when she & Simon left for nursery. Jasper & I had our usual [...]


Spontaneous similes we’ve had two in the last day: this water bottle is as flat as a chocolate pancake! he (Rufus) is crawling like a caterpillar!* (* he does!) I’m finally feeling better I think, by the end of the day I had a semi normal level of energy (though I’m not sure how much [...]


< Too early again; Claudia woke everyone up with a dash to the bathroom (not-giardia). It wasn’t a brilliant start. Simon’s train was cancelled. Jasper wanted to do Reading Eggs which of course meant that Nell placed herself in front of the computer screen. I managed to chill her out with drawing, a Graze box [...]


Giardia was probably a false alarm  I started feeling better at about 5am this morning, not the most productive weekend I’ve had. Jasper was reluctant to go down for Kitty’s session, he couldn’t be coaxed into eating breakfast or getting dressed – he mainly wanted to cuddle with me in bed. Eventually he sat down [...]


with Claudia, we want have a go at things that she won’t get the opportunity to do at school – maths – continue as before, maybe look at doing some NC type testing but very low priority English – finish Junior English 3 then look at a Catherine Mooney course (slightly trepidatious, reviews are mixed) [...]