One of Charlie’s homework projects for this month is to go around the house looking for 2D and 3D shapes and write about them. So yesterday we went on a search for circles, triangles and squares. and the odd sphere. She chose the Sheep bank because it was an oval, but it had circles on its back.

We’ve also taken a bunch of other photos that Charlie has stuck into her homework book and written about (believe me, it was hard work).

The Sheep bank was made by a family friend in the 1970s.  She went through a sheep phase, then a tiger phase, then decided to give up pottery altogether and move to the coast. Mum has most of her pieces on display in the flat, but I asked to have the Sheep bank because it’s like having an old friend on the mantlepiece.