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 19 – 5th January 2014

Sunday

Sport – 2 Mile Run

Monday

Home Educators day @Bristol. – Physics Day

Altitude show – forces of flight

Atoms – to Astrophysics workshop- Looking at magnets and fields, electrons and charge, using IR cameras, ferrofluids and plasma balls.Evan @ Bristol

Physics Drop in activities – Looked at various activities and brought some worksheets home to try at home.

Evan @Bristol 2

Free time in the exhibition – we had a good look around but in detail the development of an embryo, step inside a mothers womb, how comets are formed, found that no one with our surname lived in Wales in 1881, looked at sound waves, captured a short animation film and we finished off looking at the winters night sky in the planetarium.

Sport – Taekwando

Tuesday

Sport – 2 mile run

Maths – Geometry – Faces & Vertices

History –  Tudor Farm at Christmas

Geography – Fieldwork project, start to look at the main elements of what a project entails, Hypothesis, Design, Record and presentation and analysis.

English – Reading extracts and finding out facts that were in large pieces of writing

Game – Mancala a game of strategy, judgement and patience

Social – Scouts

Wednesday

DSC_0088Chemistry – Acids and alkalis – tasting safe acids and alkalis – lime juice and bicarbonate of soda, showing how bicarb neutralises the sharpness of an acid.

Using limit blue, showing that adding an acid turns it red then by adding an alkali it is neutralised and goes back blue.

Maths –  Geometry  Shapes

RE – Looking at different objects different religions may have in their house

Biology – Reproduction – Gametes , Zygotes  and embryos.

Citizenship – Justice  – Stephen  Lawrence story

Natural History – Spy in the pod – Dolphins

Project – Dolphin research presented on powerpoint

Sport – Taekwando

Thursday 

Sign Language – Colours and numbers 11-100

Culture – Chinese New Year – Powerpoint presentation on how they celebrate their New Year and found three dishes for us to cook at home

English – Shakespeare – Synopsis of Much Ado About Nothing.  Best way to prepare answers and writing well and giving examples.

Physics – Solar Energy

Money Management –  Gold to Modern Money

Maths – Shapes

History – The workhouse

Sport – Athletics Club

Friday 

Sign Language – Assignment 2 Test – Passed

Maths – Shapes

Technology – Taking apart an old printer, well that was the aim after 30 mins neither of us could get it apart.

Natural History – Part 2 of Inside the Pod – Dolphins

History – The Workhouse and the practice of sending children to Australia

Saturday

Swimming lesson

Week 4 – 22/09/2013

Sunday

Sport – 7 Mile cycle ride

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Photography project

Reading Aquila and Greek Gods

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Week 2 HE – 9th September 13

Sunday

Running –  2 mile run with Dad

Monday

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

Tuesday   

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

Scouts

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

B&Q woodwork session – Making a hedgehog house

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