Monday, 23 September 2013

Family Day - Manchester Museum, Ancient Worlds Exhibition

To tie in with our current history unit on Ancient Egypt, we took a trip into Manchester to see the new Ancient Worlds Exhibition at The Manchester Museum.
Assyrian writing and image.
A reed basket that the children imagined could have belonged to baby Moses.
An Egyptian Mummy!
Nathanael trying some archaeology at home. 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Nathanael's Ships and Sailors Lapbook (6 years old)

Nathanael has been keen for a while to do a project on Ships and Sailors, so over the summer he has spent time working on it.  He has read various non-fiction and fiction books on the subject.

Lapbook front cover
Inside lapbook with flaps down. On the left are some mini books Nathanael made on Noah's Ark and the Titanic. On the right is a poem he wrote, inspired by J. M. W Turner's painting the Fighting Temeraire.
The Ship's Death
by Nathanael
Bang! Blistering cannons
Bite holes in ships
In Trafalgar's battle.
Brave Temeraire.
Now the saddest day of all
It's being led away
To its death today.
Poor fighting Temeraire.

Inside the lapbook a labelled drawing of a Galleon, some sentences about Viking Ships and drawings of the front covers of Christopher Columbus and Treasure Island books he read.

Ship art work with question and answer flaps.
 Together we read a lot of books on this subject, so I have included the links to the books I got from Amazon, in case it is useful to anyone.
Usborne book of Ships
Katie and the British Artists (for information on Turner's paintings)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Christian Home Educators' Holiday - Cefn Lea, Mid Wales

We have just returned from a lovely week in the beautiful hills of mid Wales, on a Home Educators' family holiday. This has been our fifth year and it is such a blessing to meet many other Christian families with whom we have much in common.  
A walk through the woods
Hymns on the hill with friends
Cloud (or mist?) hanging below the hills
Waiting for the water slide
Biscuit icing
Air hockey
On the tree...
...and on the same tree last year!
A treat on the way home!
A wonderful week! Now home to a massive pile of washing and a brand new school year ahead!
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2