Matt continues with Just So stories and is also reading Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins. I have been reading A Pioneer Sampler with them, which is taking a long time as it has so much in it. But we haven’t been able to find it this week, so instead we’ve read from House Calls – the true story of a pioneer doctor. We’ll finish that tomorrow, and if Pioneer Sampler doesn’t turn up we’ll start on Monica Dickens’ The Great Fire (of London). We’re also reading a chapter each day from a very schooly and uninspiring book on the Victorians, but Benjie wanted it read. And Airborne – a photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright – arrived in the post today, though I suspect Matt will jump in with that before I get a chance to.

Mip is making lots of progress with his own reading, and Bee is cautiously dipping his toes in….

Sudoku and Kenken puzzles are providing lots of maths familiarity.

Lots of photos to put on, if Matt ever gets time…