More Vikings

February half term doesn't exist for us. We spent the week learning a bit more about the Vikings. To help us with this we visited Jorvik in York. Since we hadn't pre-booked we arrived to find that, since it was half term week for regular schoolchildren, there was a two and a half hour queue.... Continue Reading →

Meeting The Tudors

On a sunny but chill day towards the end of October our daughter Kat and her two sons, who have joined our Home Ed Adventure, came along on their first “school trip”. The children had been talking about the Tudors so we decided to go to a real Tudor manor not far from us, Gainsborough... Continue Reading →

Ciphers, Codes, Cryptography and Computers

What started out as a discussion about the impact of computer technology on their lives grew and developed into two weeks worth of research into the reasons for  and the  development of modern computers, from it's Victorian beginnings with Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace to Alan Turing and Gordon Welchman during WW2 to the present... Continue Reading →

A Horde Of Vikings And A Gruffalo Hunt

Once we were done swinging through the treetops on Tuesday we noticed some banners advertising a Viking Day the following Saturday and decided we would have a return trip to see the display. Saturday was bright, sunny and pleasantly warm so we looked like having a good last day out. We packed a picnic, filled... 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 →

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 →

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