Adventure in Living

Life is for learning

This week we are waiting on resources to complete our bridge project, but it is always a crucial part of our homeschool journey to equip the children with the phonetic knowledge and vocabulary to improve literacy as well as work on their maths. So, we have been delving into division and getting fraz...

Friday 8th May 2020 marked 75 years since Britain declared victory over its enemies in World War 2. We believed this to be an excellent teaching opportunity not to be missed. Levi and Laila-Mai were engrossed in the World War 2 videos they were shown to introduce the project. There were lots of ques...

We are currently in the middle of our design and technology project based on bridges. We didn’t quite have the correct adhesive, fit for the job. Our first attempt using Blu Tack failed miserably. However, Levi and Laila-Mai learnt the science behind the truss bridge design. They drew out the truss...

This week we have been classifying animals. The kids learnt about the different types of animals and what categories they fall under depending on their characteristics and genetics. We also looked at different types of skeletons. By the end of the week Levi and Laila-mai performed a lockdown assembl...

We have spent the last two weeks of Easter learning more about Jesus and the lead up to his resurrection. We used weaving to create colourful palm leaves, made our own bread and took communion together. We also created ornamental crosses using painted clay and jewels. Levi and Laila-mai created thei...

After listening to the Enid Blyton classic “The Enchanted wood”, where a group of children explore the many lands at the top of the far away tree, we set about creating our own adventure story. The children created a fantasy map of their far away lands, including a compass and key to identify the di...

We've had a "miraculous" topic in the last two weeks, looking at our two favourite superheroes Ladybug & Cat Noir. We have been finding out about the French capital, Paris, the setting of our favourite TV show. We started off looking at 3D shapes and their properties, transferring those observations...

After listening and reading through all 3 of Andy Shepherd's book series The Boy Who Grew Dragons (with the help of Audible), the kids were hooked and eager to start growing dragons of their own. They created a list of equipment and instructions for looking after a dragon as well as creating a shoeb...

In history we looked back at the lives of early Britons starting with the Anglo-Saxons, how they lived, what impact they had on the landscape, and how they compared to the Vikings who came after them. We visited Jarrow Hall Farm, which is a reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon village. It contained repl...

On the way to Sherwood Forest, we stopped off at Creswell Crags. On a tour around the site, we explored the prehistoric caves which gave us a feel for what life was like during the Ice Age in Britain. The guide handed around the kind of tools that would have been used for hunting and cooking, as wel...