Saturday, 31 August 2013

Abigail's ABC Lapbook (3 years old)

Abigail is very keen to join in with her older brother and sister and do school work,
so I made an ABC lapbook for her to complete.

The lapbook open.

I hope that you can see from this picture how Abigail practised writing the letters on the big capital letter which I had cut out and stuck onto the front of each flap. Under each flap, Abigail used stickers or drew pictures that started with that sound.
Here is a little video Abigail made (with the help of big sister Tabitha!) to show you her lapbook.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Tabitha's All About Me Lapbook (5 years old)

Over the last few weeks, the children have been working on a project of their choice.
Tabitha chose "All About Me." We compiled her finished work into a lapbook.

Lapbook closed
Lapbook open
 It is very difficult to show a lapbook in photograph form,
so Tabitha happily obliged and made a little video of it.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Summer School - Part Three

Summer is nearly over, but we have had a fantastic one with many happy memories made. Not every day has been perfect; there have been tears and tantrums (from me as well!) but God is so good and we are very blessed.
Over the last few weeks we have been...
Den Building in the woods at Lyme Park.
Look at Elisabeth's gorgeous red hair!
Celebrating the hard work of completing the den with a picnic.
A close view of Fallow Deer.

My eldest girl, precious Tabitha, turned 5; we celebrated with a birthday party with friends

and pony riding at Stockport Market. Can you tell how excited she was?!
Brookside miniature railway.
Finding out about bee keeping and honey making at Disley Show
Over the last few weeks, the children have been completing their current modern history unit, ready for starting a new unit on Ancient History in September.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Summer School - Part Two

Summer days out have included ... Bramall Hall, a Tudor house,
where the children had the opportunity to try building with wattle and daub.
City airport in Barton, Manchester.
A fantastic time was had here as we watched light aircraft land and take off.
The North West Air Ambulance helicopter landed while we were there and we watched it refuel and have its safety checks from the viewing platform.
In a porta-cabin there was a little museum where the children tried on RAF uniforms and wound the air raid siren. Very exciting and noisy!
At Salford Museum and Art Gallery, wooden dolls were made
and a life long ambition of Nathanael and Daddy was achieved - archery!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Curriculum 2013-2014

For Nathanael 6 and Tabitha 5 (years 2 and 1) 
and any of the other children who want to join in!


Postal Bible School
Go Teach - Come and Learn
Walk thru the Bible
Morning Bible Time and related projects
Read aloud missionary books
Memory Verses and Hymn Singing


MEP Maths. This is new for us this year.
Schofield and Sims workbooks
Maths Games
Life of Fred


The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and lots of library books!


All About Spelling
Andrew Brodie Spelling for Literacy


Schofield and Sims Handwriting Practice 1 and 2
Various workbooks and worksheets
Copy work from the Bible, poetry and in relation to current project.


Lots of different projects and lapbooks, using their interest as a spring board. Past projects have included Cowboys, Houses and The Human Body.
Poem memorisation.
I plan to dip in and out of First Language Lesson, Writing with Ease, Comprehension Activities, Scolastic Literacy Hours, Andrew Brodie Improving Comprehension, Collins First School Dictionary Skills and numerous worksheets I have collected.


Related learning and experiments tied into our current project.
365 Science Experiments, Big Book of Science things to Make and Do, No Fuss Science Photocopiables, Junior Illustrated Science Dictionary.


We are going to do a project throughout the year based upon an A-Z of Britain (blog post to follow sometime.)
Me on the map, Usborne Sticker Atlas of Britain and Northern Ireland, Usborne Children's Atlas of Britain.


Weekly lessons of History are going to continue with their Daddy focusing in September on Ancient History. Resources are Ancient World, Lost Civilizations - Time Life Books and various internet and YouTube videos.
Lots of visits to museums and historical buildings.


Rosetta Stone


Usborne First Book of Music, DK A Young Person's Guide to Music, The Story of the Orchestra
Recorder lessons from Recorder from the Beginning
Piano lessons from Tunes for Ten Fingers

Art and design

Katie books, A Children's Book of Art, Usborne Art Sticker Book, You can Draw, visits to Art Galleries and lots of opportunities to create their own art.
Simple sewing lessons and woodwork.


BBC Touch Typing
Lessons in how to use Microsoft word.


Hopefully lots of walks in the country, games in the garden, visits to our local parks and swimming pool.

Home Economics

Baking, cooking and cleaning lessons. Little Keepers and Contenders, The River Cottage Family Cookbook, Kids' First Cookbook.

Sounds like its going to be a fun year!

"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD;
and great shall be the peace of thy children."
Isaiah 54:13