Welcome to Hands-On Education
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!
And that is when Hands-On Education became a reality!