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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Medieval madness!

Romy has been devouring every book she can find about medieval life, knight, castles, etc. Unfortunately we don't have much. Just two books about castles which we've read back to front several times and a few bits we've found on the t'internet. If any one knows of any good sites with worksheets on, etc I'd be most grateful as it looks like we're gearing up for an enormous project ;o)

Anyway, promted by complete lack of resources Roo and I traipsed off in the freezing cold to Ashby library and totally cleared them out of any books remotely related to the Middle Ages. I then had to carry the whole lot back home with frozen fingers, (aaaargh!) We also sat and read about ten books while we were in there.

Yesterday we found some good stuff on the BBC schools site. There's a great Flash thing on there that tells you all about prominent people from history. We learnt all about Elizabeth Fry, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Pochahontas. All amazing women! We got a book from the library while we were there about Florence Nightingale so we're looking forward to reading that.

Romy is at Rainbows at the moment. When she comes home we're off to stay at my Mum's again. Tomorrow we're going to go swimming at Barton pool so that Roo can show off her swimming skills to her Nana. She hasn't seen her swim since she first started her lessons a year ago.

Other educational stuff we've done today/yesterday include reading a childrens atlas from cover to cover, designing and printing some coats-of-arms at the V&A museum site, drawing a picture of a Medieval Joust, researching the Smithson coat-of-arms, translating the latin motto that goes with it ("Esse quam videri") and reading lots and lots of stories.

Better go and pack!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Nikki said...

Have sent you a page of links. So what does the motto mean? And where did you find out?

12:28 PM  
Blogger lucy said...

Were actually away staying in a castle just now and would be happy to help in any way we can. Weve collected quite a few postcards of castles and could send them down to you if you like. I have some ideas about worksheet stuff too but will look it up when we get home next we/thurs.

Lucy - http://www.aspies.co.uk/hediary.html

12:46 PM  

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