Extreme weather homeschool ideas

Tornado over a field with lightning in the sky

As part of our topic-based homeschool, we have been doing an extreme weather topic. I thought that I would share the list of items which I brain stormed when I was thinking of this topic, to help inspire you for your own home school. Please note that this post does contain some affiliate links which means that should you click them and make a purchase I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Interactive notebook (lapbook) We used[Read more]

Our wildlife (nature) study

In September we kicked off our home school with a wildlife study topic. I thought that we would share with you how we got on.  We had loads of fun learning about wildlife, looking at birds, owls, foxes, badgers, butterflies, hedgehogs, and squirrels. We used notebook templates to help guide our learning which you can grab from my freebie library if you would like. If you have not been in my freebie library before then just sign up for my[Read more]

Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Review

3 images which contain - 1. Ed Sheeran puppet. 2. Photograph of the back of Ed Sheeran looking at the castle on the hill. 3. Man and woman looking at one of the exhibits in the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition.

We recently visited the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition which is in Christchurch mansion. This is a free exhibition but you do need to book free tickets to attend to avoid overcrowding. Opening dates for the display The exhibition is smaller than I thought it would be but it was still very interesting to see a glimpse into Ed’s journey from a young child to world wide superstar! Personally, I am not the biggest Ed Sheeran fan (I do[Read more]

Wildlife Topic: Home School Ideas

wildlife - hedgehog in the center on top of a pile of leaves. Monarch butterfly, squirrel, owl and fox in cartoon form surrounding the hedgehog.

As part of our topic-based home school, we have been doing back garden wildlife-themed study. I thought that I would share the list of items which I brain stormed when I was thinking of this topic, to help inspire you for your own home school. Please note that this post does contain some affiliate links which means that should you click them and make a purchase I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Interactive notebook (lapbook) We[Read more]

Our Harry Potter home school study

Chemistry, cooking and Harry Potter

In our home school we use a topic-based approach and here is a short post to let you know how we got on when we were using Harry Potter as our main topic.  Fun and games! Faith really loved this topic as she is a big Potter fan. I also think that some of this was because it was a much more relaxed topic as we were winding down ready for the summer break. So, we watched the whole eight[Read more]

Home School Linky – 01

A black board with white writing and a row of pencils. Text on board - the monthly home school linky

Welcome to my new monthly home school linky! A place for all posts, new and old, which relate to homeschooling children. For other bloggers, it will be a place to share your content and connect with other like-minded bloggers and for my readers, it will be a great resource if you are home educating or thinking of doing so. The rules You can post up to two posts each linky. For each post you add, you need to comment on[Read more]

Our under the sea home school study

I thought that I would share with you how we got on in our home school when we were working on our under the sea topic.   Notebook work We did lots of notebook work using templates which I made to help make the learning a bit more interesting. This worked really well and we both learned so much about different types of sea life in our oceans. If you would like to download the template we used then it is[Read more]

Make your own cardboard aquarium

A cardboard box painted purple and decorated with sea shells with foil fish hanging to make an aquarium

This is a fun craft which can be adapted to suit most ages. We made this cardboard aquarium in our home school when we were studying an under the sea topic. ** This post may contain affiliate links which means that should you click on them and make a purchase then I would receive a small commission at no extra cost to you ** What you need: An empty cereal box Glue or tape Glue gun Tin foil Tissue paper[Read more]

Harry Potter topic ideas

Hogwarts school for the harry potter topic in our home school

As part of our topic based home school we have been doing a Harry potter themed study. I thought that I would share the list of items which I brain stormed when I was thinking of this topic, to help inspire you for your own home school. Please note that this post does contain some affiliate links which means that should you click them and make a purchase I may receive commission at no extra cost to you. Harry Potter[Read more]

Under the sea topic ideas

ocean with fish and ray

In our home school, we use topics as the main focus and we have just finished learning about under the sea. Here is a list of ideas to help give you inspiration if you are going to learn about under the sea in your home school too. Activities Cook iced starfish biscuits (Cooking) Make a cardboard fish tank with foil fish (Art) Write an acoustic poem for ‘Under the sea’ (English) Use a tutorial to draw a hermit crab (Art)[Read more]