Week 16 – 15th December 2013


Maths – Polygons, names of shapes up to 10 sides, regular and irregular shapes

English – Poetry – answering questions on the Merman poem and learning to read between the lines

Chemistry – Acids and Alkalis, what is an acid and alkali, looking at examples, experimenting with vinegar, water and rain water – Looking at  the PH scale

Natural History- Leopards


Great Inventors –  Who they were and what they Invented – Nobel, Archimedes, Gutenberg and Franklin


DSC_0147Design and Technology – Dyson Box – Areas covered –  Problem Solving, Testing, Mass Production. Why it is built in Malaysia but designed and shipped from the UK. Choosing the right materials.

DSC_0148Disassembly – The Turbine Head – took apart the turbine head, looked and discussed, how engineers solved problems of where to store the machine’s tools, Why the hose is made of that particular material, what the brush bar is for and why it has red brushes on the bar.  Then reassembled the Head following the instructions.

Natural History – The story of Luna the killer Whale

Astronauts – How they wash hands in space

Disassembly – The Main part of the DC22, Why the wand is telescopic, Why the pre-motor filter is pleated and why it is required.  Looking at the post- motor filter, why it is different from the pre filter, why the exhaust vent is designed that way and why engineers use quarter turn fasteners in some parts and screws in other.  Reassembling hoover following instructions.

Maths – Geometry – open book test of knowledge


Maths – Conquer Maths – Comprehensive test – Shapes and planes

Patents – what they are, the law and why they are used.  Shareholders of companies, who they are.

History – Tudor Farm

Sport – athletics


Maths – Shapes, planes and vertices

Natural History – Evolution

History – Farm at war


Week 17 and 18 – Christmas and New Year Break

Since its Christmas no formal educating for 2 weeks…

Week 15 – 8 Dec 13

An easy week following the loss of Toffee.


Video – Africa waiting for the rains

Euthanasia – How it works


Maths – Subtraction – Fraction with different denominators

Up cycling – Re- using curtain material to recover dining chairs. – Safe use of staple gun, measuring and cutting material.

Video – Science Britannica – Great Scientists of the UK.   Character traits of scientists.  Why scientific articles are peer reviewed.


DSCF1291Technology session in Gloucester – Building a chair- o- plane, using Electric drill, hack saw, glue gun and vice.

Socialisation/ Co operation / team work – Mine-craft with HE friend

Sport – Tae Kwando


History – Tudor Monastery Farm

Maths –  Fractions – Addition with mixed numerals

DIY.ORG – Joining and trying out some challenges

Biology – Different blood group types and why we need blood donations

Dyson Box – Taking the dyson apart and putting it back together


Maths –  Fractions – Addition with mixed numerals

Art/ craft – Making Christmas Crackers

Natural History – Deadly 60 Board Game, googling any items we don’t know.

Natural History – Animal Babies

Technology – Robotic arm, taking apart an old remote controlled buggy and thoughts on re designing it and using the Pi to program.


Swimming Lesson

Week 14 – 1/12/13


Global/ IT – Looking at Christmas traditions in Greece, Holland and the UK and preparing a powerpoint presentation on them.

Cookery – Making a tuna and prawn Lasagna

Maths – Fractions – Addition with different denominators

Animal Behaviour – How animals behave with humans – Video and practical washing the cat

Sport – Tae Kwando


DSC_0143Chemistry – Making acid and alkali solutions – made solutions of Sodium Hydrogen Sulphate, Lime Water, Sodium Carbonate and sodium Hydroxide.  Looked at what an acid and alkali are.


Video – Africa Count down to the rains, Animal adaptation to serve drought

Biology – Looking at artificial Organs – Heart- Lung machine, and Kidney Dialysis.  Researching stem cells project.

English – Designing a fact based poster on seals

Social – Scouts


Opticians- where the optician explained about the eye muscles, then a worksheet on the eye at home.

Video – Africa – Waiting for the rains part 2

Physics –  What we use the sun’s energy for

Music – Lyrics and melody

Maths – Practical Maths – working out how much paint we require for kitchen cupboard doors

Sport/ Social – Taekwando


Spanish – revision of greetings, numbers and alphabet

Khan Academy Coding

Sport – Climbing


History/Activists/Politics/ mind maps – Nelson Mandela and Apartheid

Engineering – The design process – our Dyson box

Computer Science – Python



Toffee – 1996- 2013


Our lovely cwtchy chatty ginger boy, reunited with your sister.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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Week 13 – 24/11/13


Sport – Cross country run


Cookery – Red Velvet Cake

Maths – Fractions – Subtraction with common denominators

Science – The Science of  Dr Who

Photography – The history of photography and different camera types

English – Choosing characters for stories  and plots

Physics – The differences in resistance in air and water, building a water pistol.

Music – Guitar Lesson


Sport – Cross country Run

History – Tudor Monastery  video

Geography – Cross Section Sketches

IT – Data capture

Maths – Parallel Lines

Social – Scouts


Sign Language – Number 11-100, Colours

English – Big write – Assignment 3 for Catherine Mooney

Music – Piano lesson and Guitar practice

Nutrition – Looking at Fats

Science – Dora O Brian Science Club video – The Brain


History – Tudor Monastery

Sign Language – Deaf Awareness Assessment

Games – Battleships


Games – Battleship

Video – Animal Odd couples – animal relationship with other animals

Khan Academy – Code


Sport – Ice skating

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