Victoria Beckham jokes as her children head to school in the snow

She's been spending a considerable amount of time at home in her west London mansion as she recovers from a small stress fracture that she recently sustained.

But Victoria Beckham, who is currently walking with the aid of crutches, didn't allow the snow that has blanketed the English capital this week to stop her offspring from leaving their grand abode and making their way to school on Thursday morning.

The 43-year-old designer - who has four children with husband David Beckham, 42 - jokingly branded herself a 'terrible mother' on Instagram as she packed sons Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and daughter Harper, six, off to school in the inclement weather.

Snap happy: Victoria Beckham - who is currently using crutches after sustaining a small stress fracture - poked fun at her children as she sent them to school in the snow on Thursday

Snap happy: Victoria Beckham - who is currently using crutches after sustaining a small stress fracture - poked fun at her children as she sent them to school in the snow on Thursday

Sharing a snap of her boys wearing sad expressions on their faces, she wrote: 'When Mum makes u go to school in the snow (And your friends don't go!) #terriblemother.'

She also uploaded a black-and-white image of her California-born child carefully cutting up some peppers on a wooden chopping board, alongside the caption: 'Helping to prepare her school snack... Harper loves red pepper! Spicy!!'

Cruz's choice of meal - for breakfast, no less - was celery, which she shared video footage of him carefully slicing up ahead of leaving the house. 

Glum: The star's sons Cruz, left, and Romeo, right, looked glum as they prepared for school

Glum: The star's sons Cruz, left, and Romeo, right, looked glum as they prepared for school

There she goes: She also uploaded brief black-and-white footage of Harper leaving the house

There she goes: She also uploaded brief black-and-white footage of Harper leaving the house

Mother-of-four Victoria also uploaded a shot of Harper's long brown shiny locks resting against her back in voluminous waves, before following up of a photo of her hair styled into a pair of plaits as she readied her for school.

And, once her youngest offspring was dressed and ready in her school uniform, Victoria shared footage of Harper trudging through the front garden in a brief clip captioned: 'Off to school... Kisses from London.'

Meanwhile, her husband David ensured that the fun continued for their offspring on Wednesday, as he took three of their four children out for a chilly adventure.

Snacks: Before going school, Harper, six, was shown preparing her own 'spicy' school snack

Snacks: Before going school, Harper, six, was

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