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.


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:


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


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


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.



Listening to the Faraway Tree and playing with her toy animals


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


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


My Sketch of The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt



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 🙂



Books we are reading this week;


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..


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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