a snapperwack made from bark, sticks and ferns
Children, Health, Learning, Work

Home Learning Round Two

Ding ding ding, seconds out! We're on our own again, well sort of. As everyone suspected would be the case, English schools closed for the spring term. No, not at the end of the winter term, during the holidays, or just before reopening. No, they closed after one day of the children being back -… Continue reading Home Learning Round Two

Diverse group of people
Health, Learning, Politics & Equality, Work

Inclusion – a how to

Warning: I'm just going to dive right in here, no gentle preamble or stories about silly things the boys did. The issues around inclusion and unconscious bias (as well as just basic exclusion based on gender, race, social position, education, religion, and orientation or identity) are a bit of a bug bear for me. From… Continue reading Inclusion – a how to

Children, Games, Learning, Review

Review: Dobble

It's still only a few weeks since small boy's birthday so we're working our way through his new games. We loved Bug Bingo and this weekend we decided to give Dobble a go. This was another Amazon wishlist purchase: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Asmodee-ASMDOBB01EN-Dobble-Card-Game/dp/B0031QBHMA Getting Started Inside the packaging (bah humbug, too much unnecessary plastic) there's a lovely compact… Continue reading Review: Dobble

a week in pictures
Children, Family, Fitness, Friends, Learning, Work

10 Things Home Learning has Taught Me

Its been said thousands of times by, well, pretty much everyone. 2020 hasn't quite been what anyone could have expected at the start of the year. I'm not going to get absorbed by the ins and outs and the politics of how we've ended up in such an awful mess. The 17 weeks we spent… Continue reading 10 Things Home Learning has Taught Me

banana chocolate chip muffins
Children, Family, Fitness, Learning, Work, Writing

Staying home, staying safe – week 11

This is a little diary of our eleventh week in social isolation, back to home learning after half term, me working from home, and himself in work a few days. Here are the highlights and low lights. See what happened in week 10. What will week 12 bring? Stay safe everyone, I hope you're doing… Continue reading Staying home, staying safe – week 11