Saturday, 26 March 2011

TUC Demonstration 26th March 2011

Why Are We Marching?

To defend jobs and services.

To oppose Cameron and his liberal side kicks.

To fight for a fairer society.

To use our public right to demonstrate.

Anya is wearing a girls dress from Stardust and Owen is wearing a kids t-shirt from Stardust.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Oxshott Common - Trail 2000

A walk in the country is a great way to discover nature. We took the kids to Oxshott Common (which is near Epsom) and walked Trail 2000. Trail 2000 is an easy walk marked out by a series of posts around the route. The Trail is approximately 2 miles provides a variety of different aspects of the Heath. The Conservators have also placed maps on notice boards at each of the access points onto the Heath to show this route and other footpaths on the Heath. I find that the kids moan a little on walks like this but they soon start to enjoy running around and discovering interesting creatures! We topped the walk off with a wonderful meal at the Bear Pub which is pricey but very good quality.

Looking for Rainbows

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

More On Matching Interest and Reading Levels

A few months ago, I wrote a post on matching a childs interest level and their reading level.  I have found another range of books specialising in this:

Barrington Stokes Go! Dare or Danger Books

Fiction interest age 11+, reading age 6

Entry level fiction for struggling secondary students

  • Great variety of stories to suit all tastes - from comedy to horror
  • High quality, age appropriate illustrations throughout support the story
  • Extensively trialled with students in the target age group