Monday, 31 August 2009

Ben

During the holidays, Ben has made use of this "Project Book" that I picked up from Wilkinsons for a cool £1.99. It's A4 sized with plenty of lined pages, divided (with dividers) into 5 sections with a pocket page for the beginning of each section. Brilliant for notebook style work.
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When Katie and I headed off to Equifest in P'boro, Ben decided to do a project on trains (he's back into the "Sid Meier's Railroads" game on the PC) and used the project book for this. The night before I busied myself for a couple of hours emailing him links and ideas for the project but the message went into his spam folder so he never looked at it! I needn't have bothered, he did a fabulous job finding information about different trains, later adding a small timeline, information on the TGV, facts, how steam trains work and finally a poem on trains.
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The other night Paul and I watched the Dam Busters on DVD. Not only is it a brilliant film but it feels special to me because apparently my Dad helped to load the bombs onto the Lancaster planes. Wanting to pass some of this info onto the children, we watched a clip or two on You Tube. When watching the section of the first dam bombing, Katie and Ben immediately piped up that it resembled one of the fights in Star Wars. It seems they were not alone as we found this clip highlighting this very thing!



Anyway, chat on planes lead to watching lots of airshow clips including the Red Arrows which Ben was enthralling. Off he went and made a Lego Red Arrow and has been reading an article all about them published in one of the weekend papers.
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2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I'd say the autonomous education is going just fine! ;)

Elaine said...

Thanks Elizabeth!