I want to start doing a weekly update, but i'm not sure of the format, so for now the format is a ramble.
Mostly this is about Ellie still as Phoebe is still very iccle.
For Maths or English in the morning, we're mostly using the Letts books. She's working her way through the "Magical" series, we talk her through each exercise and then let her get on with it.
The new word wall is up but with a new improved format, Ellie writes the entire word and then she decorates around it so far shes' put up "Vikings" with various pictures cut out, and "Thing" with a drawing of people having a "Thing" and then various things :)
Books this week have a Viking theme, we've covered Viking Maths, and how they dressed (with accompanying craft activity to dress the family) .
Amelia's printed out some colouring sheets as well, and thanks to Nicky created a colour by sums game (i.e.. Blue = 9, the sea is 6 + 3) which is great.
In February we're going visit Dig & Jorvik centre, and then going to spend a whole day at the Jorvik Festival
The plan is to finish the project with a Viking feast in full costume (Amelia, Phoebe and I already have the right kit) so Ellie is going to help Amelia design and make a tunic for her.
Phys Ed wise Ellie has started 2 new Ballet classes (well moved up to older group).
Also I think I've reached the limit I can of teaching Ellie to swim myself so signed her up to the new classes starting at Sun Lane in Wakefield, and she starts in a few weeks.
Phoebe, is doing really well, she's started say a few words, demanding books, and is on the way to mastering the art of building towers, however hasn't grasped the fact that once it gets to a certain height she can carry on by standing up!
I think she's also decided that strangers aren't evil by default, I even caught her smiling at an old man this week rather than her usual expression of suspicion and disdain.