Week 37 ~ Our Last Week!

We made it! We made it to the end of our school year!

Our last few weeks have fizzled slightly..we have had a lot going on here; I am currently working on a project, and we had the girls changing bedrooms, which was a lot of work.

This week has been minimal; reading, Latin, maths, and a little science for my big girl.

Rose was intrigued by her eyes this week and took many, many photos so she could look closely at the colours.

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She also set up scenes for her guinea pigs, and took lots of photos to tell a story. This one features Nibbler as a bank teller:

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And here is Prince Albert. His story was all about his day, beginning with shots of him in ‘bed’.

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Rose got another new fish: Bob. This of course involved another trip to the pet shop, which is Rosie’s favourite trip out 😉

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We had friends over one afternoon and watched the Big First Aid Lesson by St. John Ambulance. This was a smashing little course to raise awareness of very basic first aid.

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Listening to the Faraway Tree and playing with her toy animals

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We took a trip to The Lady Lever Art Gallery. I was so very excited to see The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt, The Blessed Damozel by Rossetti, The Beguiling Of Merlin by Burne-Jones, and Snowdrift by Onslow Ford. Elianna particularly liked the sculptures & was fascinated by the way the body could be sculpted in marble. Rose loved whizzing ’round and seeing everything! They had the hand-held ‘telephones’ which presented a short talk about varying art works, so this was right up Rosie’s street.

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Here are our sketches from the museum:

Elianna’s sketch of the sculpture ‘Venus’ by Lorenzo Bartolini

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Rosie’s sketch that she did not write down the name of the painting.

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My Sketch of The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt

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For our last day of lessons, we met with friends and went to have ice-cream, and then on to the park.

Here are the girls doing their best superhero poses 🙂

 

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Books we are reading this week;

Rose:

The Magic Faraway Tree

I struggle to keep track of Rosie’s reading; she tends to read a lot of nonfiction, dipping in and out of what appeals at any one time.

Gazzilions of the Usborne Beginners. She completely adores these books & we are usually getting a couple of new ones each week.

Plus many others..

Elianna:

Percy Jackson & The Lightening Thief

Horrible Histories Woeful World War Two

The View From The Oak – This is a smashing book, recommended by a wonderful friend. A great living science book.

We are now officially on our summer break 🙂

Happy Summer!

8 thoughts on “Week 37 ~ Our Last Week!

  1. This was great, and thank you so much for linking to the big first aid lesson- I had not heard of it before.

  2. Oooh that museum looks great! I love pre-Raphaelite art. If you ever find yourselves in the West Midlands, I recommend Wightwich Manor and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, both treasure troves of pre-Raphaelite and Arts & Crafts beauties.

    Your sketches are all lovely; I like how you’ve included a postcard of the original – neat idea!

    1. Thanks so much!

      Yes, I adore Pre-Rahaelite art too; it never fails to invoke such an emotional response in me. I also find Arts & Crafts inspiring, so thank you very much for the recommendations.

  3. I love the guinea pigs scenes, especially the one with Prince Albert in bed! That’s brilliant! Your sketches from the gallery are also really good. An all-round wonderful last week of school. Have a good summer!

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