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Back in time

Ever since taking part in Oliver Twist my little boy in rags has wanted to learn more about Dickensian times and I’ve been promising this topic for ages.  Lets hope it’s all he imagined it to be!

Having spent a week or two learning about WW1, we looked at what life was like at home; particularly how the roles of women changed which led us nicely back to how men and women had been treated differently prior to the outbreak of war.  We’ve had some interesting discussions about the expectation for girls to look after the home and how poor children were sent out to work from an early age.  In his usual dramatic way he has then wailed back at me (after a bit of an argument about the need to work hard), “don’t send me to work up a chimney…”  and, “You can’t make me go to work!”  We also had a worrying moment when I created some maths problems about sharing coal into groups and he

using smarties to understand fractions of number
using smarties to understand fractions of number

imagined he was a child worker who needed to be quick or the boss would be cross.  He was really engaged in this role play until he got stuck and went into a complete panic that he was going to be beaten by this imaginary boss for not being quick enough… I think my son immerses himself a little too much into character.  Maybe I should look into method acting for him!

 

 

 

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Classroom in a camper

Who knew that spending a day at ‘Grill n Chill’ could be so educational.  Grill n Chill is an annual VW meet; we are now feeling the love of being part of a really cool club…v dub! Stickers for the van bought, interior design inspired and new carpet ordered, Katie is going to have a make over…!

And so it was while treating Katie that we managed to make links with, and reinforce, our evolution learning – through some great window stickers showing evolution of a camper (stays the same, was already quality to start with) a Lego man (starts as a brick) and of ‘man’ who, after evolving to become upright is then sat in a campervan.  C was very pleased to apply his new understanding to a sticker stall of all places! Continue reading Classroom in a camper