Friday, 13 June 2014

Our week of home education

Wow it's Friday! I am not sure where this week has gone and it's not often I can summarise a whole week in one post so I will this time. It has been a good week filled with board games, Lego building, cello and piano playing, garden play and audio books. It has been really nice having a slower paced week and I am starting to think about our schedule for September as we have been very busy this year and I might want to scale it back.

We have visited friends for lunch and a friend of Harry's is sleeping at our house tonight (they are all thankfully asleep!). We have visited the allotment a few times too and everything is growing nicely.

Harry made a space mobile at Beavers and they played a good game where they all had to be part of the solar system and find others who had the same characteristics written on a slip of paper to make a group representing, for example, the sun. We have also been reading about how the days of the week and months of the year were named after the planets.

Harry has also had gymnastics class and both boys had enjoy-a-ball class. 

The boys rode bikes to the supermarket and Harry carried a rucksack full of shopping home, which was helpful! 

We took the bus to town and Harry and Peter both had haircuts. This is Peter's 'serious' face as he sat for a passport photo! We have booked our first family holiday abroad so acquiring passports is on my to-do list.

Playing doctor involved cutting my hair for some reason! 

Harry and Peter made glittery Father's Day cards for this weekend and chocolate pistachio fudge as a present for Stuart. This is really easy and very delicious! The recipe is at the bottom in case anyone would like to make it.

Both boys have done two Reading Eggs lessons this week and Harry has been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again. I am reading Fantastic Mr Fox aloud to Peter and Mammoth Academy to Harry. We have been using the Mr Thorne maths app this week too and playing lots of Trilemma. Harry has covered odd and even numbers, multiples, square numbers and division in this game and we both really enjoy playing it. Peter has enjoyed playing Spotty Dogs and has done great counting.

Recipe for chocolate fudge

Melt 350g dark chocolate with 1 x 397g can of condensed milk, 30g butter and a pinch of salt. 

Add 150g shelled pistachio nuts, which have been bashed in a bag into smaller pieces, and 150g dry fruit (cranberries, cherries and blueberries work well). 

Spread the mixture into a lined 23cm square tin and chill in the fridge until solid.

Cut into small squares and keep in the fridge or even the freezer. It is actually very nice eaten straight from the freezer! 


  1. I'm guessing that daddy enjoyed the delicious looking fudge- yummy:)
    The recipe actually looks pretty simple so I might give this a whirl soon, thanks for adding it.
    Isn't it brilliant when someone starts to help with the shopping bags? My 9 year old is pretty tall and as strong as I am already so he has to carry lots these days! He doesn't mind at all in fact I think he enjoys looking after me - the way of things to come.
    Thanks so much for linking up to this weeks #homeedlinkup

  2. I enjoyed reading this and will store the recipe for future use. Hope your hair doesn't look too bad after the impromptu hair cut!

  3. Oh that recipe sounds delicious!