Tag Archives: Learning

The pros and cons of a working holiday

My recent posts about working holidays have inspired others to do the same, which is great. But there are a number of things that need to be considered before jumping in; although jumping in is always a great way to … Continue reading

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Woofing—again!

Off to the Cotswolds After our fantastic WWOOF( World Wide Opportuitinies On Organic Farms) experience in Dewsbury, last summer, I was excited to organise another trip, but this time I was keen to stay with a few hosts in different locations. … Continue reading

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Refusing to tread the well-trodden path

Secondary school: should we or shouldn’t we? It’s that time of year when many children in year 6(aged 10-11) are preparing for SATS and have recently found out which secondary schools they have been offered places at. I applied for … Continue reading

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Coping without the structure of school

A quickie post… We’ve been out of school (this time round) for four weeks and it’s been great when everything’s going great, but not so great on down days. One of the biggest challenges for me has been adjusting to … Continue reading

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All children deserve a specialised curriculum

Home-ed  children benefit from their own personalised curriculum One of the great advantages of home-ed is seeing how your children learn: what stimulates them and what doesn’t. Having them around you 24-7 enables you to adapt their learning methods to … Continue reading

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Was Going Back to School a Mistake?

School’s not so great after all It hasn’t taken long for the novelty of being back at school to wear off and the reality of boring work and uninspiring teachers to resurface. I think Kai managed a week before he … Continue reading

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Back to School, Maybe

  Mummy, I want to go back to School For a little while the possibility of a  return to school has cropped up, but Kai hasn’t really expressed a strong desire to return and we have left it at that. However, … Continue reading

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