Showing posts from September, 2019

Steam School - Competition!

The world needs a generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs who are ready to solve humanity’s biggest challenges. STEAM is an interdisciplinary education model, exploring science, technology, entrepreneurship (engineering is more commonly used), art and maths, encouraging students to develop their creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills in a real world context. STEAM education removes limitations, encouraging independent learning and inspires wonder, critique, enquiry, and innovation. All of which are a perfect foundation for preparing young people for ‘future jobs’ – 65% of which the World Economic Forum predicts – haven’t even been invented yet.

The Steam School platform combines STEAM powered project based learning with weekly broadcasts from global STEAM experts. The platform includes the following features:
Steam School hosts 6 missions every academic year exploring some of the world’s most pressing issues, showcasing #STEAM4good projects,…

Bloomsbury Young Readers - review

'Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories.'

DD5 has been absorbed in her two new Young Readers purple band books this morning. As soon as they came through the letterbox she was super keen to read each story. Measuring 212 x 145 mm, they are the perfect size for her to hold as she confidently reads away to herself. Each glossy page has colourful illustrations and simple text. These books have certainly encouraged her to read, attempt tricky words, and a great start to her becoming a confident reader. 'Knights v Dragons' has introduced her to chapter books too!

Read on to read her little reviews!

Each book contains 'Tips for Grown ups' at the beginning, which provide ways to engage your child t…

Home Ed voices podcast – a British Home Education podcast

The Home Ed Voices Podcast is a UK-based Home Education Podcast that profiles the lives of home ed families. It aims to show how amazing and diverse our home education experiences are.
There are so many ways to be a great home educator, and so many interesting and useful resources for you to use. But the big thing is to know that you are not alone, and this podcast intends to show you that, fortnight after fortnight.

Catch up with the latest Home Ed Podcasts over on the Home Ed Voices website here.

This is My World - Book review - Lonely Planet Kids

'If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start?
Perhaps you'd mention your favourite hobbies, the pranks you play on your family, or what you want to be when you grow up. Would you include a selfie or a family photo? A cute snap of your puppy or that awesome shot of you playing your favourite sport?'

Meet 84 kiddies from around the globe with this amazing new hardback book, This is My World, from Lonely Planet Kids. We have been introduced to their families and pets, learning about their backgrounds and where they're from and what’s unique about their lives – from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favourite sports and food. 

The kiddies have been engrossed in this book from the minute it arrived through our letterbox! They have been fascinated with how children, similar ages to themselves, live and what they get up to on their side of the planet. 
They've discovered what it’s like to live in an o…

Free Endangered Animals pack!

It's endangered animals month over at The Worldy Adventures of Archibold Clutterbuck & Friends!
'The perfect place for homeschool geography lessons, teachers and children excited to learn about the world.
So grab your trunk, tighten those bootlaces, scroll down and let's head out on some Worldly Adventures!
Also if you head to this link here you can grab a FREE Activity Pack all about Endangered Animals.. that's right FREE! It has lots to keep your little explorers entertained including wordsearches, colour ins and unique activities such a Black Rhino Survey and a make your own save the animals poster!'

This month we are learning all about endangered animals with this amazing new free activity pack from The Worldly Adventures of Archibold Clutterbuck & Friends. There is also a great A2 poster available to purchase in the online shop full of fascinating facts!
The boys curiously read the poster and couldn't wait to have a look inside the activity pack. …