Welcome to Hands-On Education

How it all started...

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Jeanie Fair working on activities

A warm welcome!

Hands-On Education was born to provide hands-on curriculum of England based activities for primary school aged children and home education families in mind.

I am mum to two boys, Teddy was born in 2014 and Harry in 2016. When we made the decision to home educate I was so excited about all the fun learning experiences my children could participate in. So I was quite surprised that so many of the websites and activities I found involved sitting down and writing. As a summer baby, Teddy had only just turned 5 when he started Year 1 and was still struggling to hold a pencil properly. However, I did not want his writing and reading abilities to prevent him from developing subject knowledge and other important learning skills. Harry was a better age at the start of Reception, plus has his big brother to look up to, so the progress I find incomparable even to today.

Before I had my children I was a qualified teacher of dance, with experience of teaching KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE and A-Level dance throughout primary and secondary schools. I have always been a very practical hands-on learner and with a good understanding of the way the National Curriculum is structured. Therefore, I decided to find ways my children could learn by building, creating, designing, exploring and even playing!

I want to share these activities with you, all of which meet standards in the National Curriculum. Many of these activities are open ended and there is no wrong answer to your approach towards them I hope you enjoy the website and the monthly blog posts on a variety of subjects that seem relevant in my family life in that moment.

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Year 1

Teddy looking at a frog and tadpoles.

Year 1

Music with scarfs and chaos.

Year 2
Flying Machines

The boys dropping homemade parachutes.

Year 2
Art In Action

The boys doing a paint pendulum.