Hands up if you knew the derivation of the word Plantagenet then? Bonus points if you can name the king whose hat coined the word and the colour of the Broom plant? No googling 😀
Having identified to myself that normals were a bit time consuming and boring right now, we went for a change today. Considering we fitted it into a quite 45 minutes or so, it was a real success.
Pack of Heritage cards Kings and Queens Playing Cards.
Sonlight Book of Time
A ruler with Rulers written on it.
Tony Robinson’s Kings and Queens Book.
Pens and crayons.
First of all we put in the Tudors and ourt current Queen as they were all burning a whole in her historical pocket, then we started with William the Conqueror, who was first on the ruler list and put him in. We made it through all the Normans and got as far as Richard the Lionheart, sticking them in the correct places, colouring a dot by them to signify the Royal name they took (Norman/Plantagenet etc), wrote simple notes on each one after reading the Tony Robinson page, found internet pictures of anything particularly interesting like the Doomsday book. I was really pleased that she cottoned on to the timeline straightaway and could find the correct place for any King. Meanwhile i was enjoying placing events in books i’ve read over the last year. It was good stuff and she is really pleased with it. We’ve covered lots of the pre-William kings with O.I.S so we’ll do them asap too but i think the ruler really pulled her bell and she wanted to use that.
The Beans arrived then and after we’d sorted out our flat tyre crisis we went off to Sacrewell Farm for a lovely, peaceful (well, relatively, we had 6 children with us!) day. Chris and i seemed to get a lot of bemused glances, reminiscent of the ones i used to get when pregnant with Josie – a “surely you aren’t all TOGETHER” look!!!!
Feeding goats, quite an achievement for fran who has previously been very scared of doing stuff like this.
These pigs were the size of sandbags last time i saw them in May and feeding them looked a nightmare. Bet Mrs Pig is glad no one bangs on about extended breastfeeding in Pigland!
I’m so gorgeous…
Chris and i were quite awestruck by the complexities of this game!
Automatic Sheep. Apparently these, Soay sheep, were around in Britain before the Romans – they de-fleece themselves!
I think this could be a cast photo!
Then legged it back to get antibiotics for throat and now settled down for a “peaceful” evening… some chance i fear!