Thursday, 21 May 2015

Fossil Hunt At Bracklesham Bay

Last weekend we joined an organised fossil hunt for the home education group. The children had a talk from an expert to begin, and were shown examples of what we might find, and then set off along the beach hunting! The walk led us along to the fossil beds which were really interesting, and very different from anything we were expecting.

We collected a bag full of fossils to bring home, and Hannah received an identification sheet from the event leader. She has been washing and identifying fossils ever since!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Rock Up !

On Friday we joined our home schooling friends for another session at Rock Up in Whitely. Hannah is getting much stronger and braver since she has been bouldering each week, and consequently enjoyed Rock Up even more this time around.

As an added bonus she got to spend the whole session with a friend that she hadn't seen for ages, and absolutely adores, and went shopping for Shopkins afterwards - pretty much perfect then!!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

What We've Been Doing.....

Apart from the London Pet show, the last week has been all about riding, climbing, exploring and hanging out with friends.

We have been exploring in our local area. These pictures are all taken in the park just across from our house. It's a lovely space and has a large fallen tree trunk that Hannah calls 'The Log', and loves to play on.
Dandelion Clock

Hawthorn Blossom


Searching For Fairy Doors

Wild garlic

A Fairy Tree

 Playing in the playground,

The Log!

Hannah has been bouldering again. The class was held in a different climbing room this time, and was much more difficult, but nevertheless it was the session she has enjoyed the most so far!

We have been to Portsmouth to meet up with the home education group in a park there. Hannah really enjoyed catching up with some friends that she hadn't seen for a while.

 Very spontaneous and completely unposed, well done girls !!

and there has been riding, lots of riding!

This is Tilly, Hannah's most favourite pony in the whole world - ever!

Monday, 11 May 2015

The London Pet Show

This weekend Hannah, my sister and I went up to London to the pet show at the Excel . It was really fun, and very interesting. We saw rabbit show jumping, dog agility, lots of different breeds of cats, dogs rabbits, lizards, birds, snakes.....................all sorts! The Pony Club were there as well, and Hannah was delighted to be able to take part in the Introduction To The Pony Club session, and earn a badge and certificate.

Labeling The Pony! 

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Home Education Group - Hydrosphere

This week at the home education group the children had the opportunity to learn about the water systems of the Earth. They carried out experiments with salt water density versus fresh water, and learnt about fast flowing streams, erosion and water storage using sand and water to replicate the conditions.

With the help of one of the mums at group who is a scientist, Hannah saw how salt water is heavier than fresh water. The fresh water (coloured green) floated on top of the salt water.

She also managed to make a dam from sticks and sand which held back the water in her "stream" !

She finished off the session with some artwork before heading out to the playground.