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Week 28 – 9th March 2014

Sunday 

Woodwork – Using a circular saw

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

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2.71 seconds.

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.

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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 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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