Week 32 – 30th March 2014


Sport – 2k Run


IT – Design a flappy bird game

History – Wartime Farm – The Bevan Boys- Lack of Fuel, emergency food restaurants, and the Pig Club.

Maths – Decimals, Size ascending

Music – Guitar Lesson

RE – What do you believe, how the religions evolved

Culture – Greek Oddessy , Abandoned villages, Village customs – talking in whistles, The birth of the Olympics,  Greek Mythology.


English –  Writing a Nonsense poem

Maths – Decimals – Additions

Biology –  Pregnancy, the role of the placenta

Computer Studies – What is a computer System

Science – Big Bang Theory – how the body ages, looking at the differences in mitochondria, bone density and Alzheimer’s disease.

Animal Welfare – A cow’s favourite time of the year

Social – Scouts



Chemistry – Particle theory, changing from solids, liquids and gas.  Melting and heating curve’s.  Prepared some experiments for tomorrows conservation of mass experiments.

Maths – Algebra – Substitution

History – Wartime Farm

Economics/ Money Management –  Companies are not your friend they are there to make profits/ how companies try and get you to spend advertising good customer services.  Impulse spending how to stop it.

Cookery – Prawn Thai curry


Natural History – Monkey planet

Maths – Algebra – Substitution II

English – Looking at poem’s in blank verse and half rhymes writing his own blank verse poem about animal behaviour

Chemistry – Conservation of mass, water to ice to water, the  weight never changes.  dissolved sugar in water, when the water evaporates these same weight of initial sugar is left.

Gardening – Potting on

Sport – 2 mile run


@ Bristol Home Educators Day

Sustainability and Engineering – Looking at the planet as a whole, ares where energy use is concentrated, looking at sustainable ways for @Bristol to reduce its energy bill.  Designing a wind power turbine that came within budget and would produce sufficient energy.  A tour behind @ Bristol, going into their plant room looking at their air source heat pumps, where the heat is stored/ how it reverses into a cooling system, how they take the heat from an area to hot an dove it to areas that are too cold. Issues in designing eco friendly resources since building is a)listed and b) opposite Bristol cathedral. Looking at the exhibits sports test competing against mum, using the TV broadcast room recording mum reading the news , making an animation and looking in the prototype room of designs that they were thinking of using in the exhibits.


Theatre – Wicked

Sport/ Social – Operation nightmare a 5 mile Hike at night and completing various tasks as they orienteered  their way around the course










Week 31 – 23rd March 2014


Sport – White water rafting


Physics  – Forces Revision Activity and Test – 80%

Maths – Decimals – Multiplication

English – Read a poem and answer questions

History – Wartime Farm – Making clay tiles, evacuees, making space for evacuees

Economics – What effects the price of food – imports, weather, supply and demand, food sovereignty, feed for animals, fuel costs  Looking at food prices for  rice, beef and chocolate.

Moons – How the Moon’s phases look from the earth, the crescent moon seen from the equator, what makes a moon, the Moon’s origin, forming other Moons, Triton a Moon with a difference,  Pluto’s eccentric Orbit,  Pluto and Charon,  bombardment history,  what is a tide, spring and jeep tides and tidal heating.

Sport – Fencing


Geography –  Tourist impact in Tasavo National Park and completed an exercise

IT – Data capture forms

Gardening – Pond cleaning and more work on bug hotel

Nature – Wild Burma – South Burma trying to protect an area diverse in wildlife to stop the poaching of animals to be used in Chinese medicines.

IT – Bang goes the theory – How data is used, reports from plane engines in flight,  medical uses, and how data is captured and sold legally like the NHS, and illegal for monetary gains/ fraud.  How fraudsters track information down on the internet to build profile of a person

Maths – Decimals- rounding up and down to 1, 2 and 3 dp

Gaming – Looking how free trials get you hooked on online gaming but then to continue the game you have to purchase monthly subscriptions.

Social – Scouts


Chemistry – Revision Acids Bases and Metals – Test 79%

History – Wartime Farm – Government requirements of farms

Culture – Looked and discussed the annual report from Plan International regarding the child we sponsor

Maths – Decimals

Economics – Continuing with what effects the price of food, Corn – the use of  corn in biofuel pushing price up, with the price of corn increased increased costs to farmers for feed, increased cost of meat.  Eggs – Use of battery farms – the regulation in 2012 that made farmers invest in larger cages plus cost of food has pushed the price up and coffee – looking at Ethiopia and our love of proper coffee from the aribica bean, which is harvested by hand, the bush is very difficult to grow susceptible to weather and disease and  within 30 years due to climate change its possible there will be no coffee plantations left in Ethiopia.  The affluent Asians – increase of middle classes in Asia seen an increase in protein consumed in particular pork.  UK has higher welfare standards than most of the world however UK producers won’t pay this so most is sent to Asia where it reaches a higher price leaving the UK with low  quality factory farmed pork in supermarkets.

Sign Language – Unit 3 Test – 95%

Sport – Taekwando


Maths -9 times table looking at the pattern to make learning easier than rote learning.

Sport – Climbing


Animal Care – Animal session day at Cheltenham and Gloucester Animal Shelter. Small Animals – Rabbits, care and making/ painting new hutches, cat care and cuddling, dog care and dog walking.


Sport – Swimming lesson




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