Week 27 – 2nd March 2014


Music – Guitar Lesson

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


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


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


Maths – 7,8,9 times table practice

Sport – Climbing

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


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


DSC_0099Sport – 7 Mile walk Oystermouth to Caswell bay and back


Week 28 – 9th March 2014


Woodwork – Using a circular saw


Gardening – Cleaning equipment- why its important to wash and clean garden equipment.

History – Edwardian Farm – Cherry Picking, potato crops, salmon fishing and methodist day trip to the beach.

Oceanography – Research vessels and equipment, video first manned mission to worlds deepest known undersea vents, Exploring the ocean floor in manned submersibles,  diary entries  of a day on a research vessel , Planning ahead, where each ship will be, working with an ROV,  Marine Technology

Astronomy – The sky at night and looking how pictures from DSLR’s attached to scope

Maths – Addition of Decimals

Greek Mythology – Cronus Titian King

Sport – Fencing


History – Visit to a Cobblers

History – Visit to Dukes Table in Trefil

Geology/ History / TV  Location –  Trefil Quarry , looking at the quarry and the limestone, how it was used in the local steel works, family history Road Runner’s Great Granddad drove the train that took the limestone to the steel works, how the disused landscape is now  used for many TV programs.

Sport – Running

Social – Scouts


English – Writing an article about food for a national competition

Maths – Addition of decimals

History – Edwardian Farm, making charcoal, making Iron from Iron Ore, making a weather vain, home made barometer, oat harvest, start of first world war

Biology – Menstrual cycle, Fertilisation and conception

Money – Looking at house insurance, why the cheapest is not the best, why re build value is different than house value, what contents insurance covers, what buildings insurance


Documentary –  Astronaut’s  in Space, what they eat, how they are monitored, contact with families, where they sleep, how they exercise.

Maths- Decimals and subtraction

Sign Language – Asking Name, Where do you live, Your age and workplace and answering

Oceanography –  Schedules on cruises, how to get the timings correct ensuring that there is very little down time, life at sea, logistics onboard and virtual tour of ship, test week 5

History People – Grace Darling, Edward Jenner, Rosa Parks, Thomas Barnardo and Elizabeth Fry


Big Bang STEM Festival

DSCF1294Roadrunner was a neutron attracting electron’s, saw the Bloodhound car  and had a go at the simulator at driving the car, saw a Gatronaut  show, a dome show where we went into a cell to look at the parts in depth, met an astronaut, chocolate welding, made a bacteria out of plastercine, went in a virtual site office, with BBC Natural History Camera men looked at different camera’s they had, macro, thermal, slow motion and small wand.  Saw a short BBC show and finally a machine that could solve a rubik cube in


2.71 seconds.

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