Thursday, 10 September 2015

A viking longhouse in the garden.

The finished viking longship.

Chipping runes into bricks.

Crushing and grinding brick to make paints.

A viking chieftan

Making a longhouse

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Viking Runes and A Viking Settelment

Writing a thank you letter in runes to our viking visitor.

Making a fabulous viking settlement. Thank you, Amazon!

Viking bread.

A fiddly viking longship.

Fun with sharpies, stencils and tiles.

Viking worksheets

A Minecraft activity book. Because it's cool!

Help from Mummy's cousin

Fresh air and cuddles

Big sister hilarity

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Vikings and a Viking Encounter.

A new school year. A new term. A new thematic unit.

Ballet Girl is starting an American High School Diploma this year. We are waiting for her new books to arrive and she may well continue to join in many aspects of our thematic units over the forthcoming year but, after ten years, she is now moving into the world of serious study and I wish her all the love, patience, courage and diligence in her new studies. Bunea suerte mi corazon. x

In the meantime... Vikings!

 Unbeknownst to the kiddies I had arranged for a viking reenactor to spend the day with us and kick-start our new year. The children were baffled and then delighted and then absolutely enthralled. What a fabulous six hours!

Viking armour demo

A viking lunch

Designing a shield.

Sword skills and battle tactics.


 Archery for hunting.

The runner.