Year 5 , 11th March 2018

2 weeks work

Business studies
Accounting and Finance
Sources of finance – short term
working capital

English Language

Text book – chapter 10

Still I rise, Maya Angelou and questions

Read prose section – some additional notes

The story of an hour – Kate Chopin

The necklace, guy de Maupassant

Comparing the necklace with Cinderella

How the necklace is structured

Essay practice

  1. You have recently been on an expensive holiday which was a waste of time

Write a letter of complaint to the travel company

2. Write a newspaper article giving your views on ” Life for todays teenagers

is better than ever”


Anglo Saxon and Normans

Conclusion – Norman England – 1066-68, feudalism, the church and government
william I, his sons and the norman aristocracy – conclusion
writing better history

2 hours of word training
1 hour of excel training


Spanish – 1 hour lesson, 2 hours practice

Sport – 2 mile run and Kung Fu

Volunteer – Young Leader – Beavers

Trip to London – 2 days

Ripper Tour 

Tour of Parliament

Imperial War Museum 

Walking tour of main sites – Tower Bridge, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, River Thames walk, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Downing Street.


Year 5, 4th March 2018

Results week so proud A* in both physics and chemistry.

iGCSE Business studies
Human Resources –
 Financial rewards
 Non financial rewards

Past paper

iGCSE English Language


Text book –  more writing to persuade and advise  and writing to explore and assignment


The bright lights of Sarajevo

Use of light and darkness

An unknown girl

GCSE History

Anglo Saxon and Normans

 1066: invasion and battle, William I in Power, securing the kingdom, 1066-87

2 hours of word training
1 hour of excel training


Sport – horse riding and Kung Fu

Volunteering – Young Leader – Beavers

Spanish – lesson and practise



Year 5 – 25th February 2018

iGCSE Business Studies
Human Resources 
19. Recruitment and selection
20. Legislation and human resources
21. Training
22. Motivation at work



iGCSE English Language 

Anthology  – Chinese Cinderella

Language methods


Out Out

Research and questions


Ideas and attitudes



Text book  – writing to persuade and advise, writing to explore  & assignment


Essay –

Your year group is holding a debate about zoos and wildlife parks. Write the text of a

speech giving your views on whether they are beneficial or harmful.

GCSE History 

Anglo Saxon and Normans

Introducing the Norman Conquest, anglo Saxon society, 1066 Death, succession and claim to the throne


Word & Excel

Spanish – one hour lesson – 2 hours revision

Sport – Kung Fu

Year 5 – 19th February 18

Business studies
Human Resources –
15. Internal Organisation
16.Departmental functions
17.Communication in business
18. Communication method.

Organising staff –
Communication –

English Language


From behind the sky and earth: a jounrney into Bhutan

Understanding the vocabulary –

Analysing the text

H is for Hawk – Helen Mcdonald

Text book 
How to write a good argument essay  – assignment 8


Revision – Cold War

Past papers –


Spanish – 1 hour lesson – 2 hours practice

2 hours word training

1 hour excel training

Interview for 6th form

The Script Concert

Sport – 2.5 mile run and Kung Fu

Year 5 – 5th Feb 2018

Two weeks work including half term.

IGCSE – Business studies
Business Location
Government influence on business- economic and regional policy
Government influence on business – legislation and other controls
International trade and exchange rates
External Influences
Judging Success
class clips –
iGCSE – English Language 

Young and dyslexic Benjamin Zephaniah

Questions and Quiz

Between a rock and a hard Place – Aron Ralston

Questions and Quiz

A game of Polo with a headless goat

Questions and video

Lesson – Writing to argue, persuade or advise

Write an essay (20 marks)
Not all schools prepare young people for living in the real world.’ Explain your views on this statement.

GCSE History


The struggle for power 1924-28

Government control of education
The Cult of Stalin
Recap- Stalin’s rise to power and dictatorship
Writing  historically
Agriculture and collectivism
Changes in Industry
Life in Soviet Union in the 1930’s
The position of women and ethnic minorities


Microsoft word

Microsoft Excel

Spanish – 2 hours of lessons 4 hours practice

Kung Fu – Grading

Horse riding lesson

Ice Skating

Year 5 – 29 Jan 2018

iGCSE Business studies

 Multinational Companies

Factors influencing the choice of organistation

Factors of Production
Primary, secondary and tertiary activities

iGCSE English Language 

The Explorers Daughter – Kari Herbet

Worksheet 1 & 2

Explorers or boys messing about

Video  worksheet

Write a letter – Your local newspaper is collecting ideas on how to improve road safety in your area. Write a letter to the newspaper giving your ideas

GCSE History

The struggle for power 1924-28

The use of terror in the 1930’s

Propaganda, censorship and the cult of stalin

Crime and punishment – revision 1 & 2


Microsoft word – 2 hours

Microsoft excel – 1 hour

Spanish – 1 hour lesson, 2 hours practice

Volunteering – Young Leader – Beavers

Sport – Kung Fu,  2 mile run

Year 5 – 22 Jan 2018

On to the final few months of our Home Education Journey, we were aiming for two more subjects History and English Language, but road runner has decided that he would like to round his total qualifications to 8, so we are just starting on Business studies – A two year course in 4 months!  – Child-led education!

iGCSE Business studies
1. What is business activity
BBC Bitesize
2 Business objectives
BBC Bitesize

3.Sole traders, partnerships and franchises

4. Limited liability companies

BBC Bitesize
iGCSE English Language
 Descriptive Essays and write an essay
Danger of a single story – Chimanmanda Ngozi Adichie
Questions – Reading Comprehension Questions & Reading close analysis questions
 A passage to Africa George Alagiah
Questions – Reading Practice  & Language features
GCSE History
The Bolsheviks in power
Early consolidation of power
The execution of Tsar Nicholas ii and his family
The civil war 1981-21
Changes under the bolsheviks 1918-24
Why was the Tsar forced to abdicate
Chronological order February revolution
How did the Bolsheviks consolidate their power
Kung Fu
2 mile run
3 mile walk

1 hour Spanish lesson – 2 hours practice

volunteering – Young Leader – Beavers



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