Friday, 11 June 2010


The girls are busy tending to pregnant woodlice. They have a section for pregnant woodlice and then they get transferred after delivery.

New directions

The visit to Monk Bretton priory inspired Imogen to get a book out of the library about the medieval period. We are looking at it together and finding out about different things. we've started looking at castles, monastries, knights,the feudal system etc. I'm slowly begining to remember bits from my school days, some days very slowly...
It's inspired us to visit more castles and abbeys.


This week meal from Ministry of food.
Jemima is really enjoying the course, especially learning to cook with meat. I love her description, when making meatballs, "the egg ran through my fingers like an erupting volcano".

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Library and dentist

On Monday we went to a talk by the dentist, at the library. It was an after school thing, it was so interesting, one of the activities was to guess how many teaspoons of sugar were in the foods. A small plate of jelly babies contains 50 teaspoons of sugar!

formal stuff

We've been practising times tables this week, square numbers & equivalent fractions for Imogen and two digit to two digit addition/subtraction for Jemima.
Jemima looked at word ordering and compound words.

Monk Bretton Priory

The substantial ruins of a Cluniac monastery, with an unusually well-marked ground plan, an almost complete west range and a 15th-century gatehouse.

The kids had a great time exploring the priory, Jemima also took her wild flower book to identify flowers.

Imogen got a book from the library about medieval times, we've read the bit about monastries and castles.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Brodsworth Hall

“Engaging in a sea-faring life is not the easiest thing to do in a land-locked county, but if anyone is up for that challenge, it is our fun duo, Heuristics, who have a ship’s log full of interesting presentations to share, from signalling and shanties to navigation and knots,” says Jon Hogan, English Heritage’s regional events manager.

As well as the presentations, children will be encouraged to get involved with the displays, retelling the story of the great ship, the Royal Charles, and even roping in parents to help with a family relay in a challenge to capture the enemy ship!

Spring Bank Holiday

A good start to the week, birthday parties to go to on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday the girls went to play with a friend and then off swimming.


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