Showing posts from November, 2017

Craftpacks Educational Supplies

A friend asked me this week where I get all my educational supplies from such as my hundreds, tens and units cubes, Magnetic wands and discs etc.

Well I get them from a great educational supplies website. Over the years I've ordered bits and bobs at very reasonable prices.

Check them out!! See what you think!!

'Primary Education School Supplier. Teaching materials and equipment suitable for teachers, parents and home educators.
Fundraising items for Charities, Youth Groups, PTAs, and Clubs'

Learn all about the weather!

Well it's about 2 degrees outside right now and we have been seeing your lovely snowy pics and videos on Instagram from up and down the country, but sadly our sledges and boots are still waiting by the front door! It's very frosty out there and the boys have been cracking puddles which have turned to ice but we've not had any snow yet!!!

The kiddies have been on the Met Office website to check out tonight's weather forecast hoping that it will start!!!

The Met Office has a great section for kiddies to learn all about the Weather check it out here:

We have also picked up this fantastic weather experiment book from the library! Can't wait to start! Follow us on Instagram @ theworldistheirclassroom to see what we get up to ;)

Voucher Code offer at The Entertainer!!

The Entertainer is offering a vouchercode for £8 off when you spend £40 online with Amazon Pay, why not save on these great toys below!

Amazon Pay Offer
Pay with Amazon Pay to receive a vouchercode for £8 off when you spend £40

Micro Race Drone now £24.99  check it out here:

The Entertainer is promoting some great offers off their Little Tikes range with prices as low as £27.99!
Little Tikes My First Slide £27.99 check it out here:

Bunchems Bunchbot at £19.99 check it out here:

Don't miss out on these fantastic offers!!!! and it's free standard delivery over £40!!!

Happy shopping :)

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Mister Maker Club

Have you claimed your free Mister Maker Club box yet? Check them out here

What's in the box?

All materials included

Colourful instructions

An activity book full of puzzles, games and colouring in

Collectable sticker

PLUS your first box comes with a huge wall chart

and you'll get FREE exclusive collectors' badges and certificates as mini makers progress through their crafty journey

If you would like to try out a free box please check them out here:
all future boxes will be charged at £5.95 +98p postage unless you decide to cancel before the second box is dispatched.

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History Resources!!!

History Bombs, a UK start up providing explosive history content for thousands of pupils across the world, last night (26/11/2017) won the prestigious BAFTA Children’s Award 2017 for Kids Learning. The young company based in London were up against a high quality field of leading British indies. Founders and Producers, Christopher Hobbs and Claire O’Brien, said they were delighted the company has been recognised in this way.

"We started History Bombs to bring history to life for children everywhere and the reaction has been fantastic. To be recognised by BAFTA is a testament to the incredible work our small, creative and passionate team have delivered. Hopefully this is just the start for History Bombs!"

The couple team - who are together in real life - quit their accounting jobs in the city to realise their dreams of creating educational content for KS3 school children. Since 2014 Chris and Claire, along with their amazing production team, have been on a crusade to produce KS3…

Math Antics!!!!


Check out these great Maths videos for free!!

You'll need to subscribe for the exercises, worksheets etc. but the videos are fab to watch for revision.

Kids Pass for your Home Ed trips!!!

Join today for £1 (limited time offer) !!!

'Our team of savers are adding new attractions daily. Get your Kids Pass today    here: and get saving now! Family trips can be expensive and Kids Pass aims to help. Kids Pass are a member of The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions.

What is Kids Pass?
Kids Pass Members enjoy huge savings nationwide:
Up to 40% off at cinemas nationwide, including adult and child tickets, 7 days a week!Up to 57% off at thousands of family days out, including Theme Parks, Bowling, Play Centres and many moreKids Eat Free at thousands of restaurants nationwide!Massive savings on UK family breaks! Our members save on average £50 per month.

Get your pass here:

'Indoor Autumn Adventures!!!
It’s safe to say winter is coming! If not here already! The temperatures have dropped and the mittens and scarves have been dug out of the wardrobe for the school run. But the c…

Book Depository - Get your books delivered free worldwide!

Book Depository is a UK-based online book seller with a large catalogue offered with free shipping to over 160 countries. The store was founded by a former employee. In 2011 it was acquired by Amazon.

Check them out here:

'Welcome to Book Depository! We have more than 17 million titles and free delivery worldwide to over 100 countries. We also really, really love books'

Check out there fab selection of books at great prices! From annuls and anthologies to picture and activity books. They also stock a selection of stationery

So if you're looking to buy some fab books for the kiddies or stock up on your Home Ed classroom stationery check out Book Depository at and get everything delivered free wherever you are in the world!

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Recycling over the Winter Holidays

Please be mindful of waste over the next few weeks!! It's a great time to get the kiddies learning about the 3 R's!!!

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

Here are some top tips on recycling:

1) Buy products made with recyclable materials.

2) Encourage your little artists - We love to collect loo rolls, tubs and cardboard boxes, they come in handy for some great model making activities for the kiddies or when you need cardboard to make learning resources!

3) Know what you can and can't recycle so you don't accidentally put things straight into your waste bin!

4) If you're a homeowner, consider rearranging your plumbing so that rainwater or wastewater from your shower and tub is used to flush your toilet. If you have a garden, water it with leftover bathwater or dishwashing water (as long as you use a biodegradable soap).

Teach the kiddies!!!

Here are some great printables about Recycling!


The Entertainer

Have you seen The Entertainer's new website?

Check it out here for some fantastic Cyber Week deals which are still on! From Arts and Crafts to Lego and construction, there are tons of great deals still to grab!

Like these Experimakes that were £20 down to £10!

Stock up on your Arts and Crafts supplies for your Home Ed classroom or find the ideal present by using their new Present Finder service on their Homepage. Just select age, gender, your budget and The Entertainer will find that perfect gift idea for you!

Delivery is FREE on orders over £40 for Standard delivery but if you need it sooner then you can opt for Express or even Shutl which will get you the products in as little as 90 minutes!
You can even 'Click and Collect' for free (on orders over £10) if you have a local store!

So check out The Entertainer for some last minute deals!

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The Present Finder

The Present Finder is the ultimate gift destination, for all occasions. So many friends are having babies at the moment and I'm always looking out for unique gifts to buy their kiddies as well as their new baby.

Check them out here:

The Present Finder has a vast collection of unusual for dads, mums, kids, friends and families that come from many different suppliers, designers and independent creative enterprises. All products are sourced and chosen by their new products team and then are vetted, tested and reviewed by themselves, their friends and families to find gifts for all occasions and personalities.

They have over 1000 presents in stock, ready to be delivered. Choose the gift by recipient because they know that sometimes it’s easier to browse for a person rather than a specific gift. In each of the categories, they have added products which they know will suit the lucky friend or family member.

Once you’ve chosen your present and are happy, they go …

British Science Week 2018

Dates for your Home Ed Diaries!!

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

BSW provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities.

Anyone can organise an event or activity, and the British Science Association helps organisers plan by providing free activity and support resources. We welcome and support any type of organiser, from schools to community groups, from parents to large organisations. The resulting programme of events is a hugely varied and eclectic mix

There's always something going on locally during British Science Week so make sure to find out what's going on at your end!

In the meantime, check out the website and their great packs on 'Exploration and Discovery' and perhaps p…

Looking for the perfect footwear for your little ones this winter?

Start rite has the perfect selection of Winter boots to keep those little feet warm this winter.

Their girls boots are designed to look good and ensure the maximum support for developing feet ensuring your little one not only look stylish but stay comfortable too. Read More
Their First Chelsea boots, with rubber toe and heel bumpers, have been created for children who have started to explore their surrounding and gain more independence.

The versatile Chelsea and Aria boots are perfect for running and jumping with a handy side zip to make them quick and easy to take off and chunky soles to give a better grip.

From casual to smart, detailed to understated they have boots suitable whatever the weather.
Check out their fab selection here:

Boys boots at Start rite are specially designed to support growing feet, providing great protection against winter weather.Read More

Tough leathers and thick soles on their Digby and Flexy Smart styles make these boys boots great f…

Great Grub Club


Education is more than just results! By Ross Mountney

Those of you who’ve read my books will know it’s while since our family ‘graduated’ from home education. Those little girls you may have met in ‘A Funny Kind of Education’, and featured in the stories in ‘A Home Education Notebook to Encourage and Inspire’, are now in their twenties. I can hardly believe it! But I still write to support the home educating community because I remember how valuable it was to talk to others who had grown through home education and were leading a grown up life – as mine now do. It’s reassuring to hear of homeschool youngsters who are working and independent and intelligent and social and all the other things we worry about when we start out! So I’m very happy to contribute to Nicola’s blog and continue that support. We turned to home education because our two were just not thriving in school and that soon reflected in their health. Plus the fact I’d worked in classrooms and felt that much of what went on wasn’t that great! So we thought we’d give it a try.…

Places to visit in Yorkshire this Winter

Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some fantastic stretches of coast and countryside including the Dales and the North York Moors.

Yorkshire has many beautiful places to visit all year round. Over the winter months there's still lots to explore, so get out and about with the kiddies this winter!

Received our free resources today from Young Writers


We love receiving these free resources, Can't wait to get started!!!

Help the kiddies understand plastic pollution!


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Activities with Snow!

Well the kiddies are counting down the days until Winter and have already taken their sledges out of storage hoping that it snows this year!

For now, all their cuddly toys are happily being pulled down the stairs!!!

We have been thinking about fun experiments and activities they would like to do in case a blizzard does blow this way!

1) Timing how long is takes for snow to melt in different places. Collect small samples of snow in containers and place them around the house. Perhaps one on the radiator, one in the cupboard etc. time how long it takes for each to melt by checking every minute and noting any changes taking place.

2) Take the little ones out with their paint pots and brushes paint in the snow! They could try using spray bottles to squirt the paint or food colouring onto the snow!

3) Make a sensory snow tray to bring inside. Collect snow on a tray adding any winter themed activities you like such as small, plastic Artic animals or even bits of nature.

4) Make an outdoor…