Thursday, 22 June 2017

Learning Roots Review

Having previously purchased the 'What next?' pack from Learning Roots I have now bought the 'Word Flow' pack which is just as great. They are high quality flashcards which make a great learning tool when teaching your children Tajweed and Arabic.

'Word Flow is designed to significantly enhance the proficiency of Quran recitation. Promoting instant word-sight recognition, the Word Flow method isolates 92 carefully selected high frequency words from the Noble Quran on salient flashcards and coaches split-second recall, making it the perfect resource for beginners and those with staggered recitations.'

The words consist of verbs, nouns, prepositions, questions words and demonstrative pronouns taken from the Quran. I am finding it also helps revise their English Grammar skills alongside their Arabic and it makes it easier to learn at least two verbs a day. Each card has the Arabic word beautifully written in the Uthmani calligraphic script as well as the English translation in small writing at the bottom for reference. The pack also contains a contents card and an instructions card detailing how to use Word Flow.

Have a look at the Learning Roots website for more great products!

The 'What Next?' pack has few sequencing games for Salah & Wudhu where the kiddies have had fun placing them in the correct order. These have been great visuals when learning the processes, especially for Wudhu as we stuck them up in order near the bathroom door. It also comes with the times of the day when the salah is due, again on beautiful, high quality flashcards. The kiddies have also used them for painting the times of the day. See the pics below!

Home Ed Library Group

Today was our first Home Ed library meet which went really well. We had about 6 mums and 14 children. 'Our Cat Cuddles' was read aloud from a story sack with puppets for the children to hold. Words from flashcards were shown and the children thought of synonyms for each word. They then got involved with a gluing and sticking craft activity making cats.

#30 Days Wild

Sadly it's nearing the end of our random acts of wildness for June but we have had so much fun and we've posted our activities each day on our Instagram page.
We have learnt that there are always opportunities in our daily activities that can involve nature. Today we went along to our Library Home Ed meet and picked the edible red berries that grow there as well as sitting to read in the Library garden. Hoping to start some Home Ed gardening workshops there soon, which we used to do a couple of years ago. We then picked up more 'nature treasures' on the way home and made a nature table with egg trays.
Hope everyone else has had a fantastic wild month too!!!


Wednesday, 21 June 2017


We love getting involved and helping out with Zooniverse projects from counting penguins to tracking giraffes. Here is the latest project to help out with:-

Local Art Gallery Visit

We popped into the local Art Gallery today to hand in the children's work for the Bradford Young Open. There's still a few days left to hand in up to three pieces of Artwork per child. Registration forms can be collected from reception and the Artwork will be displayed in the exhibition and judged.


Making slime without glue or borax!


corn flour
food colouring

1) Add 2tsp of shampoo to a bowl or tub
2) Add 1tsp of water
3) Add food colouring (optional) and mix
4) Add half cup of corn flour and mix
5) Add a couple more squirts of shampoo to thicken
6) Knead and form the slime into a ball

Have Fun! video on Instagram!


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Learning Roots Review

Having previously purchased the 'What next?' pack from Learning Roots I have now bought the 'Word Flow' pack which is just a...