I think I say this a lot but the beauty of home education is the freedom it gives us to try different things. One thing that came up was a day out at How Hill in Norfolk. What a fun place.
The children were able to try things they would never normally get to do such as thatching.
We smashed the reed on the floor to make the bottom angled so it would look nicer and so it would line up with the roof. Then we put it on the roof with some special nail hooks called bottom layer hooks and hammered them down. On the second layer we needed different hooks called top layer hooks. After we had done three layers we had to stand underneath our roof while he threw a tub of cold water to see if it leaked but it DIDN’T luckily.
Dry and Wet Woods
We went on a nature walk into the dry woods to do some tree spotting and log turning to spot bugs. Anna found lots of little bugs. Elsa played a game where her eyes were closed and she was led to a tree to touch it, then led back to the middle, then she had to open her eyes and try and find her tree again.
We walked through some pretty gardens to the wet wood where the bogs, and the reed beds are. There and lots of bugs on the river. This was such a lovely walk.
They wanted to show us how deep some of the bogs are in the wet wood, so Emma showed us a stick in the ground which was the tallest stick they could find and she pulled it out of the bog and it kept on going up to about 2m high.
We all then went into a bird hide to spot birds on the broad. Anna didn’t see any, but Elsa saw a moorhen. So not too many birds about that day.
Finally we did some pond dipping and Elsa found a massive snail and some water boatman along with lots of other bugs and larvae.
We had a GREAT day!