Week 27 – 2nd March 2014

Monday

Music – Guitar Lesson

Oceanography – More about how the sea gets to be so salty and why the salt concentration does not keep increasing

Tuesday

Maths – Fractions, simplifying before multiplication

English –  Reading a passage about the Elephant Child and answering questions

Biology – Male and Female reproductive systems, labelling and matching descriptions to parts.

Animal Behaviour – Inside the animal mind

Oceanography – Iron concentration and movement

Cookery – Pancakes

Sign Language – Greetings, Lip reading and body language

Culture – New Lives in the wild – Panama

Social – Scouts

Wednesday

DSC_0087Physics – Power transmission, using apparatus transmitting a force through a long tube and making the air thinner by creating a vacuum.  Looking at the densities of water and air and Newton.

Maths – Cancelling down fractions and multiplication

Oceanography – Planning a cruise – reasons to set sail, planning the exhibition  and back at base

Culture – New Lives in the wild – the Himalayas

History – Edwardian Farm

Sport – Taekwando

Thursday

Maths – 7,8,9 times table practice

Sport – Climbing

History – People – Florence Nightingale – Nursing and Alexander Bell- Telephone

Friday

Sport – Timed 1.2 mile run

History – People – Harriet Tubman – Slavery, Brunel – Railway, Mary Anning- Fossil Hunter

Biology – Dissection the human foot video, trying to write his name with his foot

English – reading a letter from an RSPCA inspector about elephants in zoo’s and answering questions

Gardening – Potting on

Geography – National Parks in the UK, why we have them, what conflicts can occur and solutions to those conflicts

Saturday

DSC_0099Sport – 7 Mile walk Oystermouth to Caswell bay and back

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 21 – 19th January 2014

Monday

Maths – Triangles

Project – Continuing with his dolphin research project

History – Victorian Farm

English – Question mark exercise then finding 4 letter words and more out of the word question mark

Chemistry – PH- Testing items around the house with litmus paper, to see their PH, looking at PH meters then testing garden soil to make sure our Heather plants have the correct PH

Piano – Lesson

Guitar – Lesson

Sport – Taekwando

Tuesday

Maths – Naming different sections of quadrilaterals

History – Victorian Farm

Geography – How fog is formed, this was a question raised since all the water logged fields have mist above them currently and the river Severn has dense fog above when we travel to Gloucester.

Craft – Started building his  timber kit – guitar man

English – Essay structure Idea, start, middle and end

DNA – The basics of DNA via a minecraft mod

Social – Scouts

Wednesday

 Maths – Naming different sections of quadrilaterals

History – Victorian Farm

Global – Child Marriages, Forced  arranged marriages, forced sterilisation programme Eugenics in America

Sport – 2 mile Run

Sport/ Social – Taekwando

Gardening – choosing healthy plants, plant the plants

Thursday

 Maths – Naming different sections of quadrilaterals

Computer studies – Coding Khan Academy

Greek Mythology – Uranus – God of Heavens

Natural History – Wild Honey Bees

History – Victorian Farm

Sport/ Social – Athletics Club

Friday

Sport – 1.6 Mile run

Global/ Cultural – Chinese New Year – Year of the Horse – Looking at Education in China and the Gaokao Exam

Global/ History – China – The Terracotta Army

Global – Writing your name in Chinese – Wrote  all our names

History – Victorian Farm

Maths – Angles

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 14 – 1/12/13

Monday

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

Tuesday

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.

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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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Spanish – revision of greetings, numbers and alphabet

Khan Academy Coding

Sport – Climbing

Friday

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

Engineering – The design process – our Dyson box

Computer Science – Python

Saturday

Swimming

Week 11 10/11/13

Sunday

Scouts – Remberence Sunday

Sport – Running 1.8 Miles

Monday

Maths – Division with Fractional Remainders and Short Division with Fractional Remainders

English – Sentence construction

Natural World – Video The Orangutan

Religion –  Places of Worship

Nutrition – Macronutrients – Protein

Sport – Taekwando

Music – Guitar Lesson

Tuesday

Maths- Using Addition, Minus, Multiplication and divide in every day questions

ICT – Input Devices

History – Look around Tredegar museum and council chambers

Scouts

Wednesday

Sport – Very Muddy Cross Country Run

Maths – Division Revision

Cookery – making mini pork burgers and bread rolls

Chemistry – Looking at temperature that water freezes boils and what happens when it’s not pure by adding salt.

Maths – Equivalent Fractions

Natural History – Giant Squid Video

Sport – Tae kwando

Thursday

Maths -Simplyfing Fractions

Sport – Climbing at the warehouse

Friday

Maths- Mixed numerals to improper fractions

Programming – Python

Biology – The severn stages of nutrition and the human digestive system

English – Spelling Test

English – Comprehension Exercise

Photography  and  outdoor walk

Saturday

Swimming Lesson

 

Week 8 – 21/10/2013

Sunday

Sport – Run  & Squash  with Dad

Monday

Physics – Energy conversion and energy resources

Music – Structure of a song

Spanish – numbers

Natural history video – Elephants of Sri Lanka

English – Nouns

Guitar Lesson

Taekwando

Tuesday

English – Read introduction to word weaves course and handwriting practise

ICT – Input Machines

National Schools Film Week – Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Physics Homework

Maths – Subtraction

Scouts

Wednesday

English – Word Weavers – Chapter 1 – Describing words, making interesting statements about items

Maths – Averages

Gardening – Preparing a bed and replanting blackcurrant bushes

Tae-Kwando

Thursday

Maths – Averages

Maths – Topic test

DSC_0087Cookery / Biology – Braised Squirrel – Yep that is correct! – Looking at structure and anatomy  of squirrel, then cooking it.

 

 

 

English – Word Weavers  Assignment 1

Natural History – Life of Meerkats

Athletics

Friday – Teacher training day

Pi – Completed the wire and loop gameDSC_0084

Saturday

Sport – Run  with Dad

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