The Year Five journey begins

The Year Five journey begins

I’ve taken time off from the blog over the last few weeks to spend every free moment with my son when I haven’t been working, so it’s been a bit quiet in this little space.  The end of the school holidays came along way too fast for us and I wasn’t really prepared for this…Continue reading The Year Five journey begins

Project 365 2018 Week 36

The Year Four Journey begins

Just like that the summer is over, it’s hard to believe.  We’ve had a very different summer this year, I’ve worked through part of it for the first time and we haven’t had a family holiday at all.  My son and I have had a couple of staycations with friends and days out of course,…Continue reading The Year Four Journey begins

Fletter word game

Fletter word game – a review

As you all know I am always looking for new ways to get my son reading and working on his vocabulary.  When I was approached by the team behind the Fletter word game recently, I decided that it looked like another fun way of getting my son working with words. The Fletter word game is aimed…Continue reading Fletter word game – a review

Not holding hands - Living Arrows

Not holding hands – Living Arrows

It looks like times are changing here and my son is taking another step forward on the journey to independence.  He’s not holding hands on the way to and from school.  It started a week ago. He’s growing up, letting go. We’ve walked the same walk since my son started pre-School aged 2 and half.…Continue reading Not holding hands – Living Arrows

Trying to make Maths fun

Trying to make Maths fun

I feel that I’m currently living in a world of payback time for all the hours my Dad tried to help me with my Maths homework over the years.  It was the one area of education that I really struggled with, I had a total blind spot for maths and even as an adult I’m…Continue reading Trying to make Maths fun

Having fun with volcanoes

Having fun with volcanoes

As you all know my son isn’t the biggest fan of school.  He’d much rather be doing anything other than reading, writing or working on his maths. I’ll do anything (pretty much) to help show him that actually school can be fun, and learning is interesting.  When he was learning about the Tudors last year…Continue reading Having fun with volcanoes