Our Tuesday treat was a visit to the Flower Bowl cinema to see the " Horrible Histories" film and it did not disappoint! Plenty of humour, gory facts and the usual historical sing along :-) Since the viewing was bang on lunch time we ate an early lunch at Barton Grange courtesy of Aunty Judith's Christmas gift card and would you believe it true to form they were working on the Christmas displays!!
Pip finished this weighty tome the following day, she literally couldn't put the book down :-)
Wednesday was Pip's usual football training session at the YMCA. Since the library closes at lunch time on that day I sat and knitted in the car whilst she was charging up and down the gym.
Thursday was our mammoth busy day with a trip to the Civic Centre at Oswaldwhistle. A friend had mentioned that her son was working towards an Arts Award and after having read her blog post our local district home ed group was advertising the class. Pip really loved her art sessions with Erika when she was small so it seemed a no brainer. We met a lovely bunch of mums and their home schooled kids, three exisiting kids and three new attendees.
The lady running the group talked about the different art award levels beginning with bronze through to gold. As a newbie Pip will be working towards a bronze award. The group worked on a simple activity of making templates that would then become small boxes. The girl next to Pip also had an impulse to draw and inspired by her Pip worked on her own pencil drawing:
The older girl's drawings inspired Pip's free from face.
After the session had finished we just had time to head home and then within an hour back out again! This time we were heading to UCLAN sports centre in Preston so that Pip could attend a training session with Preston North End girls squad. This was her first time actually playing a football game and she did really well. Since she still has a bit of catching up to do she has been placed in the development squad which also includes goal keeper training. As from next Thursday she will attend a two hour training session from 6-8pm.
Today has been a very productive day. In addition to an English comprehension session and the usual maths sheets, Pip worked on her Arts Award. Using the computer she wrote an 'about me' page as well as a commentary on yesterday's session. Her big interest at the moment is Pokemon so she drew an image of Ash the trainer and then adapted an image of Picachu and made a 3-D Lego version of this Pokemon:
All in all a reasonable week but I am glad it is the weekend :-)