We had a nice time at our HE group today, exploring symmetry and patterns. We had taken along lots of sheets of graph paper with squares, triangles, hexagons and other different patterns; a set of Penrose tiles (kites and darts) made by my dad when I was little; several books with mirrors in them; some books and printouts from the internet about patterns in various cultures – Roman mosaics, celtic knots, Arabic design, and rangoli patterns – and a display including posters borrowed from Allie's work and sections of some lovely Tarquin posters Pearl and Leo have in their rooms. Another family brought lots of Hama beads and an iron, and others chipped in with lovely books.
I think everyone joined in with one or more of these activities, and lots of the kids enjoyed finishing the session off with some yoga. I was quite chuffed to find I could draw Celtic knots by following these instructions.
We chilled out at home with some sweeties from the corner shop and a cup of tea, while watching Poirot. Later on P. went to Woodcraft, which was pretty chaotic.
Leo did this lovely picture last night – it's a robot.