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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 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 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 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 1 HE – 2nd September

Its our first official week of HE so I was expecting this week to be quite relaxed since we  only came back from holiday 1st September and had Mr Pickles’ birthday on Wednesday.   We have drawn up a chart of different topics that we need to cover to ensure we cover a broad and balanced curriculum, I have chosen some that I class as essential subjects such as English, Maths, Science, History and Geography with Roadrunner choosing some topics such as Astronomy , Photography and Spanish.

Roadrunner has looked at the chart and chosen which topics he would like to study in the first week, so here is our first weeks schedule

Monday

1.  History – The Norman Conquest – Battle of Hastings

2.  Music – Piano – Learning the C scale and keeping a steady rhythm

3.   Photography – Looking at the dial of a camera and the semi automatic functions and making a power-point presentation to teach Mr Pickles

4.  Hedgerow walk collecting berries

5. NLP – spelling training

6. Tae-Kwando

Tuesday

1. Spanish – Saying hello and goodbye

2.  Art – Making Mr Pickles’ a birthday card

3. Gardening – Looking at compost animal, human & green toilets and how they benefit the  soil

4. NLP spelling training

5. Piano practice from yesterdays lesson – 15 mins

6. Making Minecraft video with friend

Wednesday

1. Cookery – Make Mr Pickles’ birthday cake

2. Sign Language – learning BSL finger spelling  and numbers

3. Maths – Conquer Maths – assessment test

4. Piano practice

5. Current affairs – Read First News

6. Sport – one hour bike ride

7. NLP spelling

Thursday

1. Maths – The number system

2.  Money – The history of money

3. Chemistry – What is chemistry and looking at the different apparatus that is used and how to draw the apparatus symbols

4.  Computer maintenance – deleting all files not required – he managed to free up 24GB of minecraft files!

5.  Athletics

6. NLP – Spelling

 Friday

1.  Technical drawing with dad

2.  English – Looking at a poem

3.  Raspberry Pi – Attached two LED’s and made them flash in different sequences using python

4.  Sign Language – Finger spelling quiz

5.  Guitar practice

6.  Chemistry – More apparatus drawing

Saturday

1. 1 hour horse riding lesson and 1 hour trek

Well considering its supposed to be a relatively easy week I think we packed quite a bit in.

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