We’re a bit behind with our homeschooling updates so I thought I’d get this one up before we cover June. April was quite a relaxed month as we enjoyed the Easter break and May saw us pretty much back on track. Here’s a snippet of what we’ve been up to.
Jayden has been making good use of his microscope. We have had fun examining various materials and making our own slides. We have been comparing similar items, such as salt and sugar and seeing how the structure of each sample differs from the other.
We love the wide variety of birds that visit our garden each day. We always like to make sure the feeders are full and that they are welcomed by lots of yummy treats like these suet cakes that the boys made. We discussed the nutritional content of different ingredients and how these supply the birds with energy.
The Jackdaws always take generous helpings! And Woody Woodpecker is one of our regulars.
Reading And Writing
Jayden is really fluent with his reading and writing. We are trying to improve his handwriting a little, although when he concentrates and puts in the effort, it is quite neat.
Joben has been working on his letters and numbers. He has also been enjoying stories with me. He needs no encouragement to pick up a book.
They are both making good progress here, I’m really proud of them both.
As the anniversary of the D Day landings was approaching, we covered a lot about the occupation of Europe by the Axis forces during the second world war. We also used geography to map the advancing Allied forces and the route that they took.
Jayden likes to use the Flight Radar 24 app on his iPad. We have been utilising the app to learn geography. By choosing a flight, we look at the flight path and suggest possible destinations. By zooming in on the map, we also try to guess which airport in the UK the planes are landing at. If your little one has an iPad this app is definitely worth a try, it’s really interesting.
We had another nice walk around our local reservoir and discussed where the water comes from that supplies our taps. We then looked at the journey the water makes from the reservoir and what is done to it to make it safe for us to drink.
This is just another one of our fun walks together. I could never tire of this one’s company. I love that my two both love the outdoors, it’s our happy place.
We’ve also had lots of fun at the home-ed meet up’s and played with friends. That pretty much sums up April/May.
You might like to read what we got up to with our home-schooling in March.