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Homeschool Beowulf literature study

Homeschool Beowulf Literature Study

We are reading Beowulf as part of our literature study whilst looking at the Anglo Saxons. Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon heroic epic set in 5th century Denmark.  Beowulf, prince of the Geats, attempts to destroy first Grendel, the foul fiend, his mother, the hideous sea-hag and finally a monstrous sea dragon.  First, we read Beowulf by… Continue reading Homeschool Beowulf Literature Study

Choose Joy

Our Angelicscalliwags Homeschool

I thought it would be fun to look back over the ten or so years of loveliness which has created our Angelicscalliwags Homeschool. Believe it or not, it began before I had even given birth to my first child ❤️ In the very beginning… I remember the day I knew my children weren’t going to school.… Continue reading Our Angelicscalliwags Homeschool

Trojan War Homeschool Lesson

Trojan War Homeschool Lesson

We have had huge fun, learning all about the well known Trojan horse in our Trojan War Homeschool Lesson. We read lots, wrote lots, carried out some hilarious hands on activities, made our own board game and recreated the tale of the Trojan horse using…an elephant! You will want to read on… The Trojan War… Continue reading Trojan War Homeschool Lesson

Home Education Law in England

Home Education Law in England

Home education law in England is fairly straightforward. Parents currently have a great deal of freedom. However, on the 2 April 2019 the government published a consultation on proposed legislation concerning children not in school. I intend to keep an eye on this and will keep this post up to date. So, what does the… Continue reading Home Education Law in England

Homeschool Log Book

Homeschool Log Book {2021-2022}

There has been a lot of goodness in this year. I feel like we have found our rhythm as Charlotte’s health has improved enough that she did not need me so much. Lillie started her degree and she suddenly turned into a social butterfly which meant we hardly saw her! And Thomas has moved out,… Continue reading Homeschool Log Book {2021-2022}

How to make Anglo-Saxon Costumes

How to Make Anglo-Saxon Costumes

This post will show you how to make Anglo-Saxon costumes which are perfect to go along with a homeschool Anglo-Saxon unit study. You will use materials, blankets and rugs you have lying about the house. These are pretty much no-sew, although there is a little bit of threading of cord. Anglo-Saxon Clothing for Women Let’s… Continue reading How to Make Anglo-Saxon Costumes

colosseum italy

Ancient Roman Colosseum Lesson

Whereas the Greeks left behind a legacy of great thinkers, wonderful writers and artists, the Romans left behind a huge building with, by today’s standards, a grim and horrific past. In this Ancient Roman Colosseum lesson, we read all about the gladiators, executions, animal hunts and re-enactment of famous battles. There can be no doubt… Continue reading Ancient Roman Colosseum Lesson

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Wibbly Wobbly Weight Loss

A week or so ago, I told Gary I had taken up ballet. Yes, it was absolutely a blessing send from Heaven that he was not eating anything at the time. He’d have choked and died a quick but humorous death, as he pictured his plump, uncoordinated wife attempting ballet. His mouth was, thankfully, empty.… Continue reading Wibbly Wobbly Weight Loss

How to Make a Paper Mache Map

How to Make a Paper Mache Map

Learning takes on many forms, and tactile learning is always a favourite in our homeschool…especially messy tactile learning! Of course, over the years, we have made many maps in this way. Whenever possible, I aim to make any maps as large as I can. This allows us to add lovely details such as boats, houses… Continue reading How to Make a Paper Mache Map


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