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How to Make Soldier’s Trousers {World War 1}

As you all know, we have been learning all about World War One. As is our norm, the girls will be doing a presentation to mark the end of the unit. Abigail will be dressing up as the only woman ever to fight on the frontlines in the Great War: Flora Sandes. So we needed…

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Causes of World War 1 {World War 1)

The causes of World War 1 are both complex and unbelievable. I mean, people are killed by terrorists everyday, but those deaths don’t tend to cause a world war to break out. So how did the death of one man, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, create a war which lasted four years and killed an untold…

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Edwardian Unit Study: Resources {1900-1910}

In September we began our study into the twentieth century. Beginning with the first decade, I planned many activities around the literature written during that time period, key events/people such as the suffragettes, key inventions such as the Brownie camera and the Wright brothers' flying machine, and the artists around at the time. The following…

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Wind in the Willows: A Book and a Film

I read the Wind in the Willows book over two weeks. Whilst easily understandable for my 12 year old, my nine year old struggled to keep up. She snuggled by my side and looked at the wonderful illustrations. By the end of it, she was completely enthralled having got used to the long, complex sentences.…

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Explorer and Leadership Study: Ernest Shackleton in Antarctica

I remember my Dad dropping Shackleton's name into the conversation often when I was little.  He was, quite rightly, very proud to have 'connections' to this great explorer, albeit it on my mother's side rather than his own.  I grew up knowing we were related and that this was a good thing.  However, I had…

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