Learning About Cotton 3

Today we finished off the week on a more creative note. Whilst Rowan and Harvey caught up on yesterdays work, researching and writing about James Hargreaves and the Spinning Jenny and Richard Arkwright and the Water Frame, Lillian,Harry and Joe were each given a photograph of a different aspect of the mill to draw in... Continue Reading →

Learning About Cotton 1

Last Friday we visited Quarry Bank Mill, just outside Manchester, where not only the children but we adults learned a thing or two. The mill is set in peaceful surroundings which gave no hint to what we found on entering the mill. Many of the machines have been restored to full working order and one... Continue Reading →

Early Days

Until now I haven't kept a journal of what we've been doing as we've all been finding our way but over the last few months (deregestered 7th June) we've achieved a lot. They have a healthy folder of work, both maths and English based and have now starting on the science aspect. Harry and Lillian... Continue Reading →

Baking Day

Today Harry and Joey had a baking day. Since it was Halloween we decided to make Witches Kneebones, Grantham Gingerbread biscuits, from my go to cookbook, The Witches Handbook by Malcolm Bird, which I have used every Halloween since their mum was a child. Harry read out the recipe. Due to the book being quite... Continue Reading →

Making A Fizz

By Lillian. Age 9 We did some science. We got everything ready to do an experiment. First we made a list of our materials and wrote a prediction to guess what would happen. What we did first was to put baking soda into a balloon. Then we poured white vinegar into a bottle, it has... Continue Reading →

An Artful Day Out

We had a fine day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield. Before setting off, Harry and Joe spent an hour looking up what we were going to see. Joe enjoyed just looking at the pictures of all the sculptures whilst Harry also looked up information about the artists who created them. He was particularly... Continue Reading →

Granny And Me At RSPB

This blog has been written by Lillian, aged 9 First we walked in and when we were stood at the till waiting for binoculars Granny put her purse at the side of her, but then the man at the till asked her for the £3:00 for the binoculars  and she couldn't find it, she said... Continue Reading →

Bugs, Birds, Bees And Butterflies

It was a nice afternoon. Lils was off dancing and was going to her friends for tea afterwards so we were left with two bored boys. After a bit of head scratching I suggested we go have a look at the local RSPB reserve, Old Moor Wetlands. Netti  got the boys ready and off we... Continue Reading →

Impromptu Lesson

This morning we had a fine example of a child choosing to learn rather than play. Paul had been cutting some spindles for a bannister rail. They were on the table waiting to be used when Netti and the children arrived. After a few minutes, whilst the boys were playing in the front room, Lillian... Continue Reading →

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