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]

June News

Four picture collage. 1. Dad with his arms around his daughter. 2. Lion fish. 3. Mum and daughter selfie. 4. Girl wearing cos play costume holding merch.

We are now halfway through the year! Can you believe it? I know that I am going to sound old, but time really does speed up the older I get. June has been a lovely month and just when I was about to give up on summer, the sun came out. I don’t know about you, but I find that the sunshine really does lift my mood so I am feeling pretty good right now. Anyway, I digress! Here is[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]

Our Pets Topic in Our Home School

A girl holding a tray of homemade dog treats, a clay painted paw print and the same girl holding a dog

Welcome to what we did for our pets topic in our home school. FJ chose three pets to study; dogs, cats and hamsters. We had so much fun but spent more time on dogs than the other two as we are huge dog lovers, so we got a bit carried away! Peanut butter dog treats. Our boys loved these! I just had a look on Pinterest to find some recipes and went with the easiest which we had the ingredients[Read more]

9 things I’ve learnt since home educating

Pencils for decoration and a girl wearing black outside in a wood

.I have now been home educating FJ for three months and I have learned a number of things since we began. I wanted to share these with you, especially if you are considering homeschooling your own children. When we first started this journey, I was terrified that I may have been making the wrong decision. We all love our children so much and in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, what if I am making the wrong decision[Read more]

Pet hamsters: mini topic ideas

pet hamster - mini unit study/topic ideas

We have been homeschooling for a few months now and we are using a topic-based style (unit study). We are currently studying pets as our topic and as there are so many different pets to study, I asked FJ to think of three that she would like to study in more detail. FJ choose dogs, cats and hamsters. I love coming up with ideas to inspire home school topics so here are my ideas for a mini hamster topic. Ideas[Read more]