Friday, 4 July 2014

Our Week

We started our week with a lovely walk at Lyme Park, delighting in the beauty of God's creation.
 
 
It is mornings like this that remind me what a blessing it is to educate our own children. It is a privilege to spend so much time together as a family.
 
 
There is a great adventure playground at Lyme Park which our children love (and its fun for adults too!)
 
 
Later on that day we had our annual trip to the dentist
 
 
and harvested some fruit in the garden, which was made into a delicious rhubarb and blackcurrant crumble for tea.
 
 
We have been out in the garden a lot this week and have had an impromptu snail race. Tabitha's snail won, sadly Abigail's snail was trodden on by Elisabeth walking over the race track.
 
 
I found a climbing frame for sale for £20 on a local sale or swap site, so Paul and I went one evening to dismantle it and bring it home. As it was so old, we had a big job trying to undo all the nuts and bolts, but we managed it and the children are delighted with it! They helped clean it down and rubbed some of the rust off with wire wool.
 
 
Miriam turned 3 this week, so we had our Birthday tradition of breakfast at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Yum!
 
 
And as a Birthday present we had a family day out at Blackpool Zoo.
 
 
Sadly my camera got a drink spilt on it, so these are the only 2 photos I managed to get of the zoo, but here are last years photos if you are interested!
 
 
We have been continuing with our morning workboxes, but are taking a summer break from Science and Geography lessons. In History the children studied the War Poets including Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. The children love to hear poetry and were very inspired to write their own War Poetry.
 
The War is Coming - by Nathanael, Tabitha and Abigail
 
The war is coming,
The battle of death,
The guns are setting,
Banging and Blasting,
In the war.
 
People get killed,
Rats are scrambling,
Over our feet.
 
The war is coming,
The shells are shouting,
Our ears have gone deaf.
 
There is no such thing as,
Dulce et decorum est.
 
 
We are enjoying learning Psalm 100 together and we are also focusing upon memorising a hymn a week. The hymn that we have been learning this week is "Power in the Blood" by Lewis E. Jones.
 
 
 
"For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations."
Psalm 100:5

5 comments:

  1. Did you manage to get your snails to go in a straight line ?! Looks like a fun week. Happy Birthday Miriam

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  2. Snail racing - oh we shall have to try that one this week:) I'm glad that the birthday week was so much fun and the doughnuts look rather yummy.
    War poetry is on our list for next week too.

    Thank you so much for linking up to the #homeedlinkup week 5

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  3. I love the poem. Do you usually try to get most of the work done in the morning? I find that our mornings are much more productive than our afternoons and need to have a rethink about how to organise afternoons.

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    1. We always do our workboxes in the morning, but we are early risers and they are all finished by 9.15. We then do science Monday mornings, History Tuesday morning, Geography Wednesday morning, Music Thursday morning, but I have dropped Geography and Science until after the summer, so we can make the most of getting out and enjoying the sunshine! I usually do another session in the afternoon when Elisabeth is napping, but again in the summer months the garden seems so much more appealing!

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