How did we reach April already?! The months just seem to be flying by. Spring is finally here and we have been enjoying the outdoors even more. We always make an effort to learn outdoors wherever possible and the spring weather makes this much easier.
Here is a little snippet of what we have been up to with home schooling in March.
We have been learning all about Vikings and discussed how they planned their raids and the locations where the invasions took place. Jayden loves history and always shows a keen interest in topics like this. I thought it would be fun to get the crafts out so Jayden could make a shield. He chose to make a sunwheel design and even added a replica grip on the back that would have sat at the back of the boss.
Last month we visited Croxton Abbey. This place was enriched with history! We had the place all to ourselves and the boys enjoyed exploring the grounds and reading the visitor boards.
We have been using salt dough to explore chemical reactions. How the salt dough changes to create a hard substance.
A baryonyx dinosaur skull
We have been learning about lamination, and how composite strength can be achieved through lamination.
Reading & Writing
Jayden wrote a short history of the Viking attack at Lindisfarne. He has been reading his Roahl Dahl collection and we are using the Biff and Chip series of books with Joben.
We have spent a large portion of time outside with the finer weather. We have been kite flying wherever the wind permits. We have discussed the basic physics of how the box kite generates lift and what causes it to fly.
We have washed down and rebuilt the trampoline in the garden and both of the boys really enjoy burning energy off in here.
Its been a fun month!
You might like our February home-ed catch up too!