Week 3 16/09/2013


Maths – Number operations and times table practise

ICT – Manual vs computerised systems

Documentary – City under the sea – how technology helps us rebuild a city

Physics – Solar Energy – Building a solar power house, looking at the direction the solar panels need to be in to enable the house to work.  Looking at the different types of energy.

Guitar Lesson



Water Aid – How compost toilets benefit farmers in Nepal and fresh water for schools in Africa

Conquer Maths – Number properties

Budgeting – Given an allowance and choosing clothing from Next sale

Chemistry – Hazards in the lab

Astronomy – Planet  Earth

Cookery – How to heat up a tin of soup on the stove


Cookery- Making slow cooked veggie chilli

English – Looking at Oliver Twist

Citizenship –  How we fit in to our community

Photography – Looking at manual settings and using a tripod



Read First News

History – Norman conquest

Maths – Division with remainders


Friday / Saturday 

Biology – Watched a video on how a microscope is set up

Biology – Labelling a microscope, researching electron microscopes

Current affairs – research project – he choose chemical weapons

Guitar practice

Python programming – started inputting a simple GUI based game


Week 2 HE – 9th September 13


Running –  2 mile run with Dad


Maths – Roman Numerals

Sign Language – going over unit one and assessment test

Cookery- Sweet potato and chicken soup – slow cooker

Biology – The seven processes of living organisms

Geography- Look at a map, Grid lines,  features and finding a reference

Music – Looking at a riff , playing a riff on the piano

Sport – Tae-kwando

Technology – Transferring CD’S to computer then walkman


Maths – Expanded notation using powers and Expanded notation as a numeral

Meet up with local HE lad

Nutrition – Looking at a balanced diet, how malnutrition occurs,  the eat well plate and planning a balanced packed lunch

NLP – Spelling

Photography – Transferring photographs from the SD card to the computer and Adobe Photoshop program



Conquer Maths – Order of Operations 1 and Galore Park, words used in Maths

Current affairs – Looked at First News, chose an article that he  was interested in, – Storms – and researched this topic further

English – Wrote how he felt about using animals in circuses

Sport – Tae-kwando

NLP – Spelling


Cookery – Making french stick and lasagne , discussing what yeast does to a bread and knife skills

Religion – Looking at the different symbols that different religions use and designing your own symbols

English – Reading about the history of the English language and how it differs from other languages

Craft – Up-cycling  – Sanding down an old dining room chair


Maths – Times tables practice and order of operations on conquer maths

Computer science – Programming in python – introduction to print and input statements, variables, for & while loops, also used random library and started getting used to the “idle” IDE

Sports – Swimming – watched Mr Smooth front crawl animation from different angles and then went to practice


Maths – Food shopping – working out the best value products by looking at price per 100g and working out that larger packs or special offers are not always best deal.

Technology – replaced Windows XP on an old laptop with Linux


B&Q woodwork session – Making a hedgehog house

Week 1 HE – 2nd September

Its our first official week of HE so I was expecting this week to be quite relaxed since we  only came back from holiday 1st September and had Mr Pickles’ birthday on Wednesday.   We have drawn up a chart of different topics that we need to cover to ensure we cover a broad and balanced curriculum, I have chosen some that I class as essential subjects such as English, Maths, Science, History and Geography with Roadrunner choosing some topics such as Astronomy , Photography and Spanish.

Roadrunner has looked at the chart and chosen which topics he would like to study in the first week, so here is our first weeks schedule


1.  History – The Norman Conquest – Battle of Hastings

2.  Music – Piano – Learning the C scale and keeping a steady rhythm

3.   Photography – Looking at the dial of a camera and the semi automatic functions and making a power-point presentation to teach Mr Pickles

4.  Hedgerow walk collecting berries

5. NLP – spelling training

6. Tae-Kwando


1. Spanish – Saying hello and goodbye

2.  Art – Making Mr Pickles’ a birthday card

3. Gardening – Looking at compost animal, human & green toilets and how they benefit the  soil

4. NLP spelling training

5. Piano practice from yesterdays lesson – 15 mins

6. Making Minecraft video with friend


1. Cookery – Make Mr Pickles’ birthday cake

2. Sign Language – learning BSL finger spelling  and numbers

3. Maths – Conquer Maths – assessment test

4. Piano practice

5. Current affairs – Read First News

6. Sport – one hour bike ride

7. NLP spelling


1. Maths – The number system

2.  Money – The history of money

3. Chemistry – What is chemistry and looking at the different apparatus that is used and how to draw the apparatus symbols

4.  Computer maintenance – deleting all files not required – he managed to free up 24GB of minecraft files!

5.  Athletics

6. NLP – Spelling


1.  Technical drawing with dad

2.  English – Looking at a poem

3.  Raspberry Pi – Attached two LED’s and made them flash in different sequences using python

4.  Sign Language – Finger spelling quiz

5.  Guitar practice

6.  Chemistry – More apparatus drawing


1. 1 hour horse riding lesson and 1 hour trek

Well considering its supposed to be a relatively easy week I think we packed quite a bit in.

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