We started our homeschooling work on Monday 1st of September 2014. We have just finished 2 weeks of work which included many outside visits both educational and also just for fun socialising! I was asked a few times to put some updates on my blog about how homeschooling is working for us as a family, so thought that I might do some regular updates when I have anything interesting to say! This is our second year on this journey of Home Educating also known as Homeschooling.
The main photo above shows some of the children that turned up to a no-school picnic organised by the local home educated children's parents. This was held in the first week and the weather was beautiful and all the children really enjoyed themselves. It was a great start to our first week and it also shows how socialised all our kids are!!!!
The photos below show my girls and some other HE (Home Educated) children enjoying a visit to a castle and old priory, again the weather was brilliant and they got their chance to learn some History and have some sporty time playing outside!
The photos below show another HE picnic and park visit we had this week for all the local HE children to meet up and have fun with plenty of exercise!
This week we also got to visit the beach with other HE kids and do some Rock Pooling looking for different sea creatures! Not sure which subject this goes under but also included a lot of exercise!
This week we also got to go along with some other HE kids to visit a museum which covered History and religion and other subjects I am sure! The kids also got to have some play in the park and play park!
This weekend we also got to visit a lovely museum for free, normally there is a cost! (Free Heritage Weekend in UK) The girls really enjoyed this, especially the fact they got to go inside a plane's cockpit! The staff at the museum were brilliant, really friendly and helpful.
This weekend my girls also did some cookery and art work (decorating cakes).
My eldest daughter has also been doing some face painting and henna work these past 2 weeks, which will be classed as an Art subject.
The photos above mainly show the fun work but they also found plenty of time to do their other main subjects like, English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Islamic Studies, Arabic, Art. They also got to go to their weekly Girl Guides and Brownies clubs which they love! I am sure I have missed something off as they have a very rich variety of things that they do each week!
Here are the girls in their uniforms for Brownies and Guides taken a few months back!
I hope this has given you some insight as to how much can be achieved in such a short time and how much variety the HE kids can have in their daily lives! We work with structure and follow the curriculum for the three main subjects of English, Maths and Science. I have also started following History and Geography KS3 for my eldest but just keeping choices open for my youngest girl.