Week 26 – 23rd February 2013

Half term week

Sunday

Sport – Squash and swimming

Monday

Sport  – Ice Skating lesson and 1 hour skating

Music – Guitar Lesson

Sport – Fencing

Tuesday

Sport  – Ice Skating lesson and 1 hour skating

Wednesday

Sport  – Ice Skating lesson and 1 hour skating

Life skills – using his own debit card to make a online purchase, showing what a secure site is to make purchases.

Oceanography – How much salt is in the ocean and where does it come from.

Thursday

Sport  – Ice Skating lesson and 1 hour skating

Friday

Sport  – Ice Skating lesson and 1 hour skating

Saturday

Sport – Swimming Lesson

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Week 25 – 16 February

Sunday

1.9km Timed Run

5.35 Mile Walk around the wetlands

Monday

Maths- Fractions

Oceanography – How many creatures live in the ocean.  Looking at the collectors curve.

History – Victorian Farm

Vets- Another Trip to the vets

English – Writing to Inform

Biology – Becoming an Adult, looking at the time line of changes to the body from childhood to end of puberty.

Sport – Fencing

Tuesday

Culture – Video New lives in the wild, looking at an American who moved  from Florida to the remote jungle of the Philippines

Maths- Addition of Fractions

ICT – Revision of Unit 1 – Answered 22 questions verbally.

Gardening – Planting Chilli Plants looking for the best option of where to let the seedlings grow, due to temperature required, discussed use of  heated propagator.

Money Matters – looking at cat insurance, and looking beyond the price, what polices cover you for, reading there terms and conditions/ policy exclusions.

Biology – Converting a table  of information into a bar graph

Sport – Athletics

Wednesday 

Science / Technology – A visit to Techniquest to meet up with my sister and two nephews.

Thursday

Oceanography – How new species are documented and how life adapts to living in the deep ocean.

Culture – Life in the wild – looking at how one individual left the rat race to live alone in a swamp.

History – Ancient Greek , read about the  palace at Knossos which we will be visiting on our holiday

Biology – Dissection video – the Human hand

English –  Assignment 6 – writing 4 pieces of “writing to inform”.

Maths – Fractions – subtraction with different denominators

Sport – Athletics

Friday

Maths – Fractions of Whole numbers

Current Affairs / Geology – News article  from Guardian

Oceanography- Blue planet Game, Photos of creatures of the deep and test

History – Victorian Farm

English – Re-writing assignment 6, neater, with correct spellings and punctuation.

Community – Founders Day service at church for all Guides and Scouts

Saturday

Sport – 2 Hour NICAS Climbing Session

Sport – Swimming lesson

Week 24 – 9th Feb 2013

Monday

History – Edwardian Farm

Maths – Long Division

Oceanography – Tides, The Coriolis force and conservation of angular momentum.

Cookery – Making Cookies

Music – Guitar Lesson

Sport – Fencing

Tuesday

History – Edwardian Farm

Maths – Long Division

English – Verbs and adjectives

Oceanography – Salinity and Temperature , preparing ice cubes for an experiment tomorrow

Biology – Cat Colour Genetics – We we worried that Toffee and Alfie were similar but Toffee was a red mackerel tabby and Alfie is a Red/Cream blotched tabby with bib and socks. Tabby is thought to be the original colour of domesticated cats.  Our two Torties Fudge was Tortie and white or Calico as described in America and Lexi is a Dark Tortie.

Wednesday

Sport – 1.9km Timed Run

Biology – Video inside the human body , looking at sight, hearing and balance, conception, and viruses.

Oceanography –

Experiment 1 to show that cold water sinks to the bottom when melting.

Experiment 2 to show that the cold water floats on top of the warm water with Salt added – Density

Experiment 3 to show that cold salty water sinks to the bottom when added to fresh warm water –

RE – Who am I ? Dualism or Physicalism

Take your child to Work Day – A trip to Dad’s work, using a train on his own, then organised activities at Hewlett Packard.  Encrypting, marketing,  and duplication

Thursday

Maths – Fractions

Oceanography – Circulation and test

Geography – Environment protection – local, national and global

Natural World – Wild Brazil

Social – Scouts – orienteering exercise

Friday

Maths- Fractions

History – Victorian Farm

Animal Behaviour – looking at intelligence and imagination

Dolphin project – What skills the dolphins learn

English – Writing a formal letter to HP.  Using word.

Saturday

Social – Go Karting with friends

Week 23 – 2nd Feb

Sunday

Sport – Cross country run

Monday

English – Final writing of Word Weaver assignment

Natural History – Hidden Kingdoms – Life in a city

Vets – Alfie had to go to the vets and he’ll be assisting in giving eye drops over the next week.

Maths – Recap of Triangles, Power of ten, multiplication and long division and assignment.

Careers – Spark BBC I Player – looking at different careers and what inspired the individuals in those field to choose the career they are in.

Sport – Beginners Fencing Course

Oceanography – Exploring our Oceans – University of East Anglia Course – Introduction to course.

Tuesday

Maths- Fractions

Project – Dolphin Research Project

Sport – 2.5 mile run

History – Victorian Farm

Oceanography – Exploring our oceans – Study Skills,  learning what multidisciplinary skills mean. History of the Oceans,  Looking at early maps where explorers believed the seas contained dragons and monsters, looking at the timeline of exploration.

Social – Scouts

Wednesday 

History / Evolution / Ecology – Trip to Cardiff Museum.  They are closing the Origins of Wales section at the end of the month so we wanted to go before the end of the month, so we saw lots of artefacts that have been found in Wales, and tracing the Welsh history including the stone coffin, that was found at the bottom of our garden when the housing development was built.  We also visited the Evolution of Wales   exhibition and traced Wales from when the earth was created, the first life, and how Wales moved from the southern Hemisphere to its current position today, looking at the variety of life that occurred in each period, Volcanos and Human Inhabitants.

Sport – Tae- kwando

Thursday

Sport – Climbing

Friday

Maths – Fractions to whole numbers

Cookery/ ethics  – making veggie chilli, knife skills, opening tin’s practice, and  chatting about cloning

History – Edwardian Farm

Oceanography – Looking at the sea bed  and end of unit 1 test.

Geography/ Culture – Researching some day trips for our May holiday in Crete.

 

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Sunday

Sport – run with his friend

Monday

Maths – Types of Angles

– Fractions – Subtraction with mixed numeral

English Word Weavers –  Sentences and Paragraphs

Science –  Dora O Brian science Video

Money – Modern money and All the money in the world

Physics – Saving Energy –  How to save energy, related exercises, used excel and produced a graph.   Found 10 items in the house and used the energy monitor to  see how much energy they used, then worked out how much it cost to run these appliances.

Music – Guitar Lesson

Sport – Tae kwando

Tuesday

Community  – visiting a pensioner and listening to her stories

Maths – Shapes

Nature – Inside an animals mind

Wednesday

Maths – Addition of improper fractions

History – Edwardian Farm

Science – Researching how a modern day Kiln works and building a working Kiln in minecraft.

DSC_0089Cookery/ chemistry – making Honeycomb, and looking at sugar and the chemical reaction when Bicarb of soda is added to the  toffee mixture.

Culture –  Chinese New year – Researching what animals we  all are, and what they mean.

English – Spelling Test

Biology – Animal Courtship

Citizenship – Law – The double jeopardy rule

Thursday

History – Edwardian Farm

English – Essay – Assignment 5 from Word Weavers – planning

Maths – Approximation

Geography – Data presentation, and conclusion

RE – How the religions spread, and researched the two streams of Buddhism

Sport – Athletics Club

Friday

English – Essay – Assignment 5 from Word Weavers – writing

Biology – Growing bacteria in petri dishes, we made the agar using  seaweed, then chose 10 locations around the house to take the samples from.  These will now sit in a dark warm location for a week.

Natural History – Hidden Kingdoms – Forests

Chinese New Year – preparing a Chinese banquet food tea

Duck Pancakes with plum sauce, Vegetable Chow Mein, Sweet and sour prawns and broccoli, egg fried rice and crispy seaweed

Sign Language – Greetings

Maths – Fractions

Saturday

Swimming

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