(Yes, i’m feeling the need to reaffirm with the LEA visit coming up!)
Amelie doing maths. Josie also doing “maffs” in the background.
Fran exploring area and shape with Katamino
Working out shapes made of 4, 5 and 6 blocks and drawing them. We spent quite a while looking at the combinations of 6 blocks. Will need to go back to the Portico soon i think 😆
Maddy doing an entire section of Singapore 3A!
Amelie playing Katamino.
Amelie writes a letter – afraid this one is family only as it has an address on it but i want to print this out so i’ve put it in!
Maddy does guitar practise.
Maddy reading Amelia Bedelia. Oh she does laugh!
Fran makes a start on learning the flute. I told her she would probably not be able to get a note because of her cleft. She worked extremely hard at proving me wrong!
Education City. Most of them do this most days.
Maddy does some Draw Write Now.
She is particularly pleased with her Zebra, which she did for SB.
Fran reads a couple of chapters of a Horrible Geography book.
I think i also did some jigsaws with people, discussed the concept of social housing and factors that conspire to make areas more or less desirable with Fran, did all the Melrose washing, found Fran some sewing to start on and made a start teaching Maddy and Amelie the recorder while rediscovering how to play my own flute. Was particularly impressed i could still play my grade 5 piece, particularly that when i got to the fast and high bit (that i looked at and thought ‘woah!’) my fingers not only remembered how to do it but took me all the way up to high f, something i couldn’t possibly have remembered how to finger if i’d actually been asked!
And then, as the saying goes, we had lunch. And then we played with the Beans till it was time for dancing lessons. We have plenty of days which are more special than this, where we do more subject based stuff, but this was a good reminder that even on the very plainest of days, everyone really gets quite a bit done.
(And they still played Mario Galaxy!)