Week 7 14/10/2013


English – Reading a poem and answering questions.  Looking at sentence composition.

Maths – Estimating and rounding to nearest 10,100 and 1,000

History – Writing a glossary of major key themes

Chemistry – Looking at solubles and insolubles, experimenting to see which dissolve in water and which do not

Biology – Looking at the difference between animal and plant cells and preparing a microscope slide with an onion cell

Guitar – Lesson



Maths – LCM using factor trees

Chemistry – More work on soluble an insolubles , experiments to recover a dissolved substance by boiling off the water, looking to see if there are any dissolved substances in tap water, recovering a dissolved substance by crystallisation and separating a mixture of a soluble substance and an insoluble substance.

Biology – preparing and looking at a cheek cell ( mums), preparing a slide of a  cat’s hair comparing it to other animal hair’s.

Cookery – Fish Pie



Chemistry – Looking at the first 12 chemicals in the periodic table.  Looking at combustion and the difference between the blue and yellow flame on the bunsen burner

Citizenship – Looking at democracy, why we need rules in our lives.

Physics – Looking at energy and Joules, and the “Conservation of energy” law

Religion – Looking at what makes a good teacher, and religious symbols that are attached to Buddhism, Mary mother of Jesus and Hinduism.

Drums – Self teaching

Video – Natural World Special – The Mating Game

English – Descriptive writing using the senses



Maths – Square Root – using factor trees

Photography and nature walk – 4 miles – Wetlands, setting up the camera and tripod, changing a camera lens, how to manually focus.  Unfortunately mum forgot the SD card so we came home with no photos:(

Homework – Chemistry – Revision of topics studied this week

Homework – Physics – Revision of topics studied this week


Sport – Parkour

Maths – Cubed Root

Reading “First News” and “Focus” science magazine


Technology – Pi project – built the mechanism and soldered the wires for a wire and loop contact game, software control will follow

Sport – Swimming lesson


Week 6, 7th Oct 2013


Cookery – Making dad’s birthday cake – Lemon drizzle, looking at the difference’s between caster and granulated sugar, what happens to a mixture when it curdles, how to make your own self raising flour.

Gardening – pPanting garlic, talking about the length of time it takes for garlic to grow, the space needed therefore why it is quite an expensive plant.

Maths – Multiples and lowest common factor


Guitar Lesson


Maths – Lowest Common multiples

Money – Money makes the world go around – money in 1275 – 1519

History – Conquered England 1066-1087



Guitar and piano practice

Maths – Prime factor decomposition

Video – What’s killing our bees

Nutrition – Analysing the diet using computer programme



Climbing lesson – he’s started to study for level 1 NICAS 


Electronics – learnt how to solder and soldered a switched mode power supply from a kit

Conquer maths – Highest Common Factor using factor trees


Swimming lesson

Week 5, 1st October 2013


Teacher Training day

Guitar – Lesson


Conservation – Hairy Conservationists – Met with Bristol Home educators for a talk on the rare plants growing on Avon Gorge, how they are using Goats to carry out conservation work, then searching for the goats and checking that they are healthy.DSC_0009-3_edited-1

Maths – Prime and Composite Numbers

English – Describing words relating to foods, write paragraphs using these words.

Chemistry – Looking at safety in the Laboratory.


English – They, They are and Their

Biology – Using a microscope looking at cotton, hemp and straw.  Understanding Magnification

Astronomy –  Light pollution and Eratosthenes and the earth’s diameter

Science –  Video

Guitar –  Practice


Maths & ICT – Prime and composite numbers revision guide, using Excel to create a template, auto fill in numbers

Craft – Tapestry

Physics – Wind power and what do you know about energy

Music – Piano Lesson

History – Why we gather evidence and how we gather evidence

Music – Guitar Practise

Sport – Athletics


Guitar practice

Drawing – using a drawing board to draw a house

Python – creating graphics using shapes in pygame – learnt from some examples and then programmatically reproduced his house drawing and added it as background to his bat & ball game from last week

Maths – Rules of divisibility for 3 & 4.  Highest Common Factors



Swimming lesson

Week 4 – 22/09/2013


Sport – 7 Mile cycle ride


Maths – Rounding off to the nearest 10,100,1000

Cookery – Making piccalilli – following instructions, looking at why we sterilise jars and why we use vinegar proof lids

Geography –  6 figure grid references

Religion – How the six main religions started

Guitar lesson


Swimming lesson

English – Looking at an article on the  world poor and answering questions

Maths – Revision of topics not fully understood

ICT – Computer security

Science Britannia – BBC Documentary – Frankenstein Monsters

Piano – Lesson Introducing b – flat

Spanish – Counting to 12

Guitar practice


Technology for fun session – Gloucester – making a buggy Mark 1DSC_0008-2

Photography project

Reading Aquila and Greek Gods


Maths: Order of operations including indices

Python : finished inputting bat & ball game (started last week) and completed various challenges to modify colours, sizes, speeds, etc.

Sketching practice

2 mile walk


Maths –  The number System I – Test

Sign Language – Numbers 11-20 and colours

Guitar Practice

English – Essay – writing an article on his opinions of helping the world’s poor

Chemistry – Safety, what clothing to wear, sighting and using a bunson burner, looking at the different flames

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