Matt has been reading some of the Cynthia Harnett historical fiction books to the children. First they read The Load of Unicorn, which they all loved, and then Stars of Fortune, which is based on the Washington family of Sulgrave Manor. So at Easter we went to visit Sulgrave Manor. It was bitterly cold, but they enjoyed seeing the place they had just read about. Bee has been copying drawings from the book (picture 1).
I have read The Story of the Village (Agnes Allen) to them and we have now started on The Story of the Book. (which has so many references to things in the British Museum that I think we will have to arrange a visit there soon….)