Friday, 15 March 2013

Busy Week

For all of us – but mostly me as I am franticly trying to catch up with my studying.  So here is our week:

Tuesday the boys and I went swimming as usual.  Our local pool is fantastic with really friendly, helpful staff.  LB2 was feeling a bit disheartened since his brother morphed into a fish and two members of staff took the time to give him some help and tips with his swimming.  We booked again for the intensive swimming course at Easter with LB2 moving up with his brother into the next group (on condition I take him a couple of times on his own to help him get some practice in before then).  Then we headed off to see Nanny and Grandpa for the afternoon.

On Wednesday LB2 learned how to make porridge all by himself.  He was exceedingly pleased with himself:

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We then had a maths morning, filling in our workbooks, trying some mental maths (I bought one of these books after seeing the puzzles in a paper) and completing some longer problems.

LG worked on Reading Eggs and then “wrote” such a lovely story on her whiteboard that I suggested I type it up for her – read it at the bottom of the page.

We also had a good look at our growing beans.  We took them out of the tissue they were growing in.  Some of the roots had punctured right through and were gripping quite tightly.  We talked about why the roots grew before the shoot, why the roots seemed to have little hairs and had a look at the roots under the microscope.  I also chopped up some old water bottles ready to plant out our beans next week:




It is surprisingly tricky to take pictures down the eyepiece of a microscope – if anyone has any suggestions on how to improve them please let me know :)

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And then it was off to Enjoy-a-ball and ballet.  We had fun as you can see!

Thursday was another maths morning (we were getting along so well I wanted to make some progress) and then off to the Hatton for our regular art session.  It was a cold but lovely spring day so there was lots of running around outside first:

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And then we made Spring Collages:

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Yes there is one missing – LB2 had not finished his and so a photograph was not allowed.  After the Hatton all three little people went off to stay with Grandma and Grandad so that I could study, so the picture is being finished while he is away.

They have taken some work away with them and I have heard they are being very productive!


Mr Maker Came to Town

Once Mr Maker went to town and then he got married. And then the days gone by and then he got married again. And then he went away for one hundred years. And when they tried to think what was happening next and they didn’t know what was happening next and they were going to be late for school. They were playing the children and really, really having fun until they nearly spied Mr Maker when he went past into the garden. And then nobody knows what then happened when Mr Maker went to town.

And then it was too windy for the children to play outside. And then nobody went to school again. They wanted to find Mr Maker and see what he maked. But while Mr Maker went to town he couldn’t see the children trying to spy on him. And then he always saw toys plopping out of the window and he wanted to give them back to the children. And then he saw a hungry caterpillar and he wanted the children to feed it for a pet.


  1. And can I apologise for the duff spell check!

  2. Brilliant story! And I absolutely love the collages :)