Saturday, 11 September 2021

Season 8 - Episode 2

All the family are contributing in this week's episode, talking about our current composer, artist and poet studies focusing on the early 20th century. We're also sharing some of the read-alouds we're doing for WWI, anatomy and a new creative writing course Eden's starting. Belle and Asher also share about some of the new groups they're part of.

We mentioned September's Hymn of the Month which is He Leadeth Me. On Luke's YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

Monday, 30 August 2021

Season 8 - Episode 1

We're back! As we start our eighth year of home education, we're discussing what's new and what's different, where we're up to in world history and how we're studying anatomy. We're also finding our way through a maize maze and reviewing the History Heroes game which we were gifted.

We mentioned September's Hymn of the Month which is He Leadeth Me. On Luke's YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Season 7 - Episode 25

It's the last episode of the season! We're excited about starting our new academic year, and we're also visiting Sherwood Forest and Alton Towers. Plus we've been doing some min projects on the Titanic and local history to get us back in the swing of learning after our summer break. 

On Luke's YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Season 7 - Episode 24

Lots of trips! We've finished our academic year and are catching up on visits to various places. In this episode we're talking about our visits to RAF Cosford, Legoland Windsor and a family break to North Devon.

On Luke's YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Season 7 - Episode 23

This episode we're coming to the end of our academic year, and talking about our end of year traditions. Also we're spending some time in Southport and visiting attractions in Blackpool, as well as getting new "pet" Venus fly traps!

On Luke's YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms. 

 

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Season 7 - Episode 22

In this episode we're having a surprisingly good time at Warwick Castle despite heavy rain, cooking some interesting flatbread, Belle goes for a walk and we're closing in on the end of our academic year.

On Luke's YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Season 7 - Episode 21

In this episode we're foraging for wild garlic for a yummy recipe, Eden's delighted to be back to "in person" events like drama (with a big reveal about the play she'll be performing). We're also talking about learning netball, different artists we've been looking at and some of the recent books in our curriculum.

April's Hymn of the month is "I will sing of my redeemer" which is a melodic hymn song appropriate for after Easter. On Luke's YouTube channel here are various other Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.   

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Season 7 - Episode 20

In this episode we're talking about the Twinkl Artists from around the World
challenge we're taking part in, what we did during Lent, how we're going to grow our potatoes this year, and how much we've enjoyed the Book of Marvels.

April's Hymn of the month is "I will sing of my redeemer" which is a melodic hymn song appropriate for after Easter. On Luke's YouTube channel here are various other Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Season 7 - Episode 19

In this episode Eden's sharing about a media project she and Asher have created, a poetry competition they've entered, doing Michelangelo-inspired clay modelling, and learning about the Houses of Parliament.

March's Hymn of the month is "Alas and Did My Saviour Bleed" which is a reflective song appropriate for Lent. On Luke's YouTube channel here are various other Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Season 7 - Episode 18

In this episode we're dissecting an owl pellet, talking about how we celebrated World Book Day and throwing a surprise tropical-themed birthday party!

If you want to make your own Lenten Cross candle holder,  check out Luke's how-to video. We're following Arnold Ytreeide's book "Amon's Adventure" during Lent, and we share more in this post about Lent.

March's Hymn of the month is "Alas and Did My Saviour Bleed" which is a reflective song appropriate for Lent. On Luke's YouTube channel here are various other Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Saturday, 20 February 2021

New Lent traditions

Lent has come around again and we wanted to share with you the way we're celebrating it this year, linking to how we celebrated Advent back in December.

As you can read in our 2019 post, for the last couple of years we've enjoyed Arnold Ytreeide's family devotionals during Advent, having read both Tabitha's Travels and Bartholomew's Passage. Our routine was to read the daily chapter before bed each night by the light of our advent candle, something that felt extra special and brought the real meaning of Christmas home to us all in a deeper way.

We were delighted to find out that the same author has also written a Lent family story called Amon's Adventure, and so we are reading that daily through Lent this year.

 Because we enjoyed the candle-lit part of our routine so much, we've made our own Lenten Cross candle holder (and have made a how-to video here for your inspiration). We've chosen to take a "Diminishing Light" approach (taking inspiration from here), which means we start with all seven candles lit, then each week light one fewer, until by Holy Week there is only the white candle left (representing Jesus) which we will blow out for the last time on and Good Friday. 

 

As we remember from Advent, Jesus is the Light of the World, and at every turn in His journey to the cross people tried to snuff out his light.

We're also focusing on daily acts of kindness and have set up a kindness chart and a daily colouring path. 

Do you normally celebrate Lent? Would love to hear your traditions!

Season 7 - Episode 17

In which we're 'candling' eggs to see if we have baby chicks inside, celebrating Valentine's Day and Pancake Day, doing good deeds for Lent and following a "Diminishing Light" tradition, and having lots of fun on a Harry Potter quiz.

If you want to make your own Lenten Cross candle holder,  check out Luke's how-to video. We're following Arnold Ytreeide's book "Amon's Adventure" during Lent.

February's Hymn of the month is "I know whom I have believed" which is a fun one! On Luke's YouTube channel here are various other Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms. 

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Season 7 - Episode 16

This episode Eden is talking about the baking she's been doing, the script she's written for a mono-polylogue ready to film for a drama project, we discuss the rainforest project we've been doing and we're asking for suggestions for classic family movies.

On Luke's  YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?)

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Season 7 - Episode 15

In which we're surprised by more snow, making bird feeders, discovering more woodland near us, litter picking, and learning about world history through The Story of The World.

On Luke's  YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?)

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Season 7, Episode 14

In this episode we're enjoying some unexpected snow, seeing in the New Year with boardgames and international snacks, and reviewing our podcasting year in 2020.

On Luke's  YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?)

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.