Maddy is having a good time at the moment, really forging ahead with the kind of things she is interested in and wants to be about. She’s very self motivated, so if she has a science book filled with home based science, she’ll get on and do it. She also loves the structure of Education City, so will bomb through that. It is excellent for her; she grasps concepts very quickly so doesn’t actually need much input from me. It’s a very different experience this time round.
She and i have been working through the GP book, dotting about somewhat to find things of interest to her. It isn’t an ideal way to use the books as they are very logical and laid out in a sensible linear fashion, but grinding through the practise for things she can do seems pointless. She’s loved fractions lately, grasped improper and mixed ones very quickly and converted them fairly effortlessly into decimals and percentages. Love that kid.
This week Maddy is deep in a set of Usborne encyclopedias, all of which have experiments threaded through them. I’ve set her a challenge to see how many she can do today.
Hopefully we’ll have a CGP booklet to back them up; she’s worked through a rock and materials one in the last 10 days and is half way through a review of the KS2 syllabus all on her own too. Like i say, love that kid 🙂