Friday, 30 April 2010

A castle, some fish and some friends.

Today we started with a trip to Southsea Castle.
The castle was built by this guy.

This model of the castle was built by a 12 year old boy.
In the children's room at the castle Oscar got to dress up,
do some puzzles,
and play various games.

After visiting the castle we went next door to the aquarium.

Then after lunch we took a walk
through the rock gardens,
and along the beach,
we stopped so Oscar could have a go on a racing car outside the pier.
Then we walked around Canoe Lake to the new play park where we met some of our home ed friends.
The play park is brilliant with lots of hills and tunnels, a zip wire and a big area with water sprinklers for the children to run around in.
Oscar got soaked at the park but has had a great day.
We will definitely be going back to all these places again very soon.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Home ed group.

Today we went to our home ed group at the library where the children all shared some information about themselves and their family history. they all took photos of themselves as babies and of their parents when they were young. It was quite something to see the likeness between the parents and the children. they also discussed how their names were chosen and what their names mean.
Then the children all had a go at making binca bookmarks.
Then Oscar decided I should keep going with his bookmark while he played on the computer.

Then it was off to the park where Oscar fed the guinea pigs with his new friend Seth.
We had a lovely picnic in the sunshine.
Then the children chased Remmy up a tree.
Played with bubbles.
Spotted this peacock.
And played on the train.

It was great to spend time with friends and be out in the sunshine all afternoon.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Picnic with friends.

Oscar started his day watching his new French DVD he is loving hearing  and learning a new language.

Then he spent a couple of hours (yes that's right a couple of hours) on Education City playing various literacy, numeracy, science and french  games.

Then it was off to the park where we spent a lovely afternoon having a picnic with friends.

We fed the ducks and spotted a duckling.

  Oscar insisted I put this of the picture of the geese on here.
We have both had a lovely day.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

The Submarine Museum

On Friday Oscar and I went to the Submarine Museum with a local Home Ed group.
We had to get the ferry there which was quite exciting for Oscar.

We started our visit with a guided tour of a submarine.

Oscar was surprised to find this picture of  Mickey Mouse.
It was all very hands on which was great.

Oscar wanted to try the divers helmet on, then he tried to lift it and realised putting it on might not be such a good idea.

After that we went to the children's room where the children were read some pirate stories.
Then they got to dress up and play on a pirate ship.

I don't think Oscar was very impressed when I made him sit on the canon so I could take a photo.

Then after lunch we got to have a look round the museum.

This is a Midget Sub that has been cut in half so you can walk through the middle and really see just how small it is.

The museum was also very hands on and Oscar was really interested in everything there.

He was able to plot co ordinates on this map.

He listened to different types of sonar.

This is a Jim Suit used by divers.
Oscar got to see just how hard that job was.

He learnt about pressure.

And the different materials used on board a submarine.

Some of the suits worn by submariners.

Some equipment used on board submarines.

Examples of the things the submariners could take with them when they went to sea.

Oscar tried out a bunk and decided it was a bit small.

Oscar was amazed at the size of this propeller and torpedo.

Then we went to a work shop where Oscar learnt about what life was like for children during the second world war.

He was surprised when I told him there is an air raid shelter buried in our garden.

This is an example of  an evacuees case, there were very strict rules about the things children could take with them.

Finally it was back to the ferry to travel home.

We had a great day, Oscar had a lot of fun and learnt alot. He has asked to go again soon.