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β€œYou are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Kahlil Gibran

So last week was our second week of home learning. (I’m loathe to call it homeschooling – somehow I don’t feel it’s quite the same thing!) It’s still going really well. The twiglets’ behaviour is so much easier to manage when we have a bit of structure to our days. As a parent, I’ve never really been one for strict routines but right now it definitely feels right for us! H is so much more unsettled and difficult at the weekends when he has more freedom. I think I might have to keep it going through the Easter holidays at this rate!

home learning

The home learning is still pretty gentle though I think. Lots of short activities, mostly set by their school teachers but others added by me. Lots from Twinkl to be fair – as a teacher I already knew that website was amazing, but holy crap how useful is it now?!! There are also loads of blogs with amazing ideas of activities, such as this post by Kiddy Charts πŸ™‚

Anyway we’re doing lots of arts and crafts – probably more in the last two weeks than I’ve ever done with them in their lives! πŸ˜€ Lots of garden play and mini workouts indoors. H isn’t a Joe Wicks fan which is a shame – he prefers more interactive things I think. They’re both still loving Cosmic Kids Yoga, and Go Noodle is good for dance routines.

So far, lockdown and social distancing has been going pretty ok. In fact, in a lot of ways I’m quite enjoying it. We’re missing seeing my mum and sister and all the twiglets’ classmates, but thank goodness for House Party and Zoom! So funny that just a few short weeks ago, most of us had never heard of any of these apps and now they’re flipping lifelines!

Anyway, that’s us for now! Hoping we get the glorious sunshine back or I have a feeling it’s all going to seem a bit harder very soon!

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

Living Arrows


  1. Really lovely to hear that learning at home has been going well for you so far, we’re just starting with that next week after our school moved the Easter holidays forward 2 weeks so we’ve been eased into having the children at home! x

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      Ahh lovely, hope it goes well for you πŸ˜€ xx

  2. Our second week was a huge improvement on the first one – and I’m so glad it’s the Easter holidays here now! x

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      Glad your second week went well πŸ™‚ We’re carrying on a bit of learning in the holidays as H struggles with no structure at all – nice to be taking it easier though πŸ˜€

  3. We have had a lot of school work and I’ve found the balance difficult trying to work full time too! I am looking forward to having a break of doing both jobs over the Easter break. Love all the crafts in your picture x

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      Oh gosh I’m not surprised – can’t imagine how people are doing all this while working too – go you! Enjoy your Easter break πŸ™‚

  4. Glad to hear you’re coping OK – Twinkl is amazing isn’t it?! We’re officially on school holidays now but we’re going to keep doing a bit of school work otherwise I think it will be impossible to get my boys back into doing it again in two weeks time! #LivingArrows

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      Oh my gosh yes, Twinkl is getting me through! πŸ™‚ Same here, definitely going to keep it up a bit at least πŸ˜€ Good luck! x

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