Home Education 2015 :: Week 7(ish)

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It was one of the local group’s birthday last week and their mum very kindly set up a workshop at The Yorkshire Wildlife Park as a means of celebration (in true home ed style ūüėČ )

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Giant African Land Snail

We all had good fun learning about some of the animals at the park, plus the opportunity to handle some of the more friendly animals. ¬†Stinker’s expression is the one she wore for much of the talk – she was not very impressed and most certainly did not want to touch anything (save for a tiger’s tooth and she was a little skeptical about that). ¬†Nin, of course, handled everything with great zeal.

addax horn

Addax horn

Hissing Cockroach

Hissing Cockroach

Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragon

Then it was off for a spot of mad racing around in the play area (including how many children can you fit on a swing – the very blurry action shot is below).

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And I took Stinkers for a quick walk around the park whilst the older children were on the large slides (there’s a minimum height restriction that Stinkers doesn’t meet, so we needed to find something else to do). ¬†It was a chilly day and many of the animals were hiding inside. ¬†There are a couple of brave meerkats below, though.

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Spot the meerkats

We’ve also had the usual Foreign Language practice – although Nin has been mostly focusing on French and I’m hoping for a bit of a scale back as it’s been really hard keep up with three languages (as it’s not as if I have plenty of other things to do as well!) ¬†And some maths and miscellaneous other bits and pieces (this week has been busy and I don’t always note things down).

For information about some of the programs we use weekly, please visit: On Planning, Record Keeping and Time Tables.

Nature is also an important part of our learning journey and we document what we can under: 52 Weeks of Nature.

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