Sunday, 6 January 2013


This year we focused on the symbols of Advent and their meaning.

A winter walk

God obliged us by letting it snow :)

A bit of glitter

Ballet girl made the beautiful sewn cards

Plaster of Paris Christmas decorations

 My darling Panda Girl turned 7 during Advent.  I am such a lucky Mummy.


Hot chocolate in the pub

Mince Pies

Cranberry decorations

 Christmas dinner with extended family.


Uncle Thomas came home from 9 months abroad in Australia, so we pounced on the theme and did and project on it!

Aboriginal art face painting

Uncle Thomas

Australian Anzac biscuits

Panda girl, shortly before her 7th Birthday, drew this map of Oz herself.  Clever sausage :)

The Boy's Billabong

The Great Barrier Reef

In September we moved house!

Still nearby friends and family, we now have a bigger garden and space to roam!

Once we settled in we began an Autumn project

 We also had our first look at Shakespeare.  This term we studied The Tempest.

Lapbooks on geese migration and wild turkeys

Collecting autumnal treasure

Nature investigation

The girls made beautiful elf homes

The Boy made a pumpkin pie

At our local forest centre, learning about owls.

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.  I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!  Firework mural for bonfire night :)