Happy Confident Children

Child completing the happy confident me journal

We were gifted the journal for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Most of us worry about how happy or confident children are at one time or another. Being a homeschool family I probably worry a bit more than most as I want to make sure that Faith’s mental health and wellbeing is well cared for. Right now, the world is experiencing the shared worries and devastation from the Coronavirus (Covid-19). With the recent[Read more]

Homeschool topic: The UK

Homeschool topic the UK flag, British telephone box, London Bridge, London Red bus and the London Eye.

Please note that this post does contain affiliate links. We are learning about the United Kingdom in our homeschool at the moment. It is really interesting and I am learning a lot too. Here are our ideas to help inspire you if you are planning on doing a UK topic too. Interactive notebook pages We used some worksheets that I made to help aid the learning. There are boxes on all of the counties in England. A wordsearch with the[Read more]

Royal Observatory and Planetarium Greenwich

We have been learning about space in our homeschool so we decided to take a trip to the Greenwich Royal Observatory and Planetarium. We were gifted tickets to see a show in the planetarium but all thoughts and opinions are my own. What you need to know The Royal Observatory and Planetarium are in Greenwich, London and are located in the grounds of Greenwich park. The park is beautiful and would be great for picnics in the warmer weather. There[Read more]

UK homeschool: A year on

We have been a UK homeschool for one year! It has now been a full year since we sent in our letter asking for Faith to be taken off the school register as we would be homeschooling. Faith was in year six at primary school and just about to turn 11. She is now a couple of weeks away from turning 12. If at school she would be in year seven which is the first year of high school in[Read more]

Space homeschool ideas

Planet earth from space

We have been learning about the solar system and all things space related in our home school this month. We have been having a great time as there is so many ways that you can explore this topic. Here are the space homeschool ideas that we came up with.  Please note that this post does contain affiliate links and this means that should you click on the link and then make a purchase I may be compensated at no extra[Read more]

Snow cakes

We’ve been baking this week! As it is nearing Christmas and we have been learning about extreme weather in our home school, making snow cakes seemed a doubly good idea! These orange cupcakes are easy to make, look good and taste fantastic. We have also teamed up with https://www.trago.co.uk/ who sent me this handy infographic which I would like to share to help you work out your baking time when cooking cakes depending on the size of your tins.  Trago[Read more]

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]