Week beginning 14/7/14

Maths- CMx3
Literacy- 3xreadtheory, checked and replied to email, wrote geocaching logs
Science- one page of new scheme of work
French- duolingo, one EdCity
ICT- Python
PE- 12km at cycle track
Lots of pretend play.

Tuesday
maths- CMx3
Literacy- readtheory
Science- one EdCity lesson
French- one EdCity lesson
SCience- I love Science photos for an hour

Wednesday-
Maths- CMx3 videos only
Literacy- triathlon newsletter
Science- finished microscope work
nature- home Ed meet with a nature class
Social- home ed meet for 3 hours, Skype with friend

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Week beginning 7th July

Monday-
Literacy- lots of LiteracyPlanet, reading in bed/car
Maths- 3xCM- areas of circles, Pythagoras and prime/composite numbers
Science- Classifications
French- 3 exercises on EdCity
Architecture- MCHS and tallest buildings

Ocelot also took part in an ADHD study, today was the first day and she had a cognitive test (Ravens Matrices) to complete. She wasn’t medicated but still scored 99+ percentile. Tomorrow, we have the second part of the study to complete.

Tuesday
Today was a bit bitty. We started with the ADHD juice being delivered, and administered, then we did three lessons of ConquerMaths, followed by some Science and some LiteracyPlanet. We then headed to the Uni for a ocelot to take part in the final part of the study. I’m not sure what happened but she was gone 45 mins.
I then took her to McDs for lunch as they have ‘How to train your dragon’ toys in happy meals! We then spent an hour using McDs wifi to read up on different dragons.
At home, we did viola practice, some more LiteracyPlanet before taking her to a 3 hour play date.
Ocelot bed schooled herself with Duolingo and some maths apps.

Wednesday
Maths- 3x CM…areas of sectors, simplifying fractions, square roots (without calculators), DragonBox Elements app
Literacy- readtheory comprehension. LiteracyPlanet grammar and spelling, reading.
Science- 3 exercises on EdCity
French- Duolingo
Music- Viola practice
PE- swimming lesson, 2 mile scoot
Play- lots of garden play…dragons mainly!
Research- started a scrap book about Toothless.

Thursday
Maths- CMx2, Penrose maths, Geometry app
Literacy- reading comprehension
Science- 3 exercises on EdCity
Music- viola lesson
French- Duolingo
PE- Geocaching walk…met a slow-worm, discovered the maharaja’s well, found a pudding stone earth cache.
Social- geocaching with my friend, viola lesson

Friday
Maths- CMx3
Literacy- readtheory comprehension level 9
French- EdCity
Social/PE- trip to forest with big playground, met grandparents there
Media (!) a trip to the cinema to see Dragon 2

PGL weekend

Ocelot and I headed off to PGL for an adventure weekend with Potential Plus (NAGC). We had a brilliant weekend canoeing, climbing, zip wiring, doing archery, tree top trails and quad biking. We made some new friends, ate lots and had lots of fun. On Saturday night, Ocelot stayed up until 10pm playing Settlers of Catan with some of the other kids, she had a great time and is keen to return next year.

Week beginning 1st July

Monday-
Travelled back through Holland, Belgium and France.
Ocelot played a lot on LiteracyPlanet.

Tuesday-
Maths- CMx3 (algebra, frequency table, negative numbers)
Literacy- Literacy Planet, extra in bed, reading in car
Science- Interdependence, finished rocks and minerals Lapbook,
Latin- chapter 7 of Minimus
Minecraft Homeschool- architecture
Social- skype with 2 friends
Music- viola practice
PE- swimming lesson

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Wednesday
Maths- 3 x CM
Literacy- Spelling and grammar on LiteracyPlanet
Science- Interdepence, food webs, made a concoction from her chemistry book
Life- went to the supermarket with £5 to buy her ingredients for her concoction, paid for it herself, managed!
Art- 3D art using the concoction mixture
PE- Swimming lesson, park for an hour
Music- viola practice
Social- swimming lesson, answered the phone (a first)

Thursday
Maths- 3x CM
Science- Classification and diagrams, started periodic table lapbook
Literacy- spelling, grammar and comprehension on LiteracyPlanet
French- read and translated 2 simple books
Latin- a 1:1 lesson where she covered a chapter and was positively commented on her pace and speed of learning.
Music- viola lesson
social- latin lesson, viola lesson
MCHS- build an upside house for the architecture week.

Friday
Maths- CMx4 including topic review (100%)
Literacy- Literacy Planet
Science- Adaptation of animals and plants
ICT- SketchUp
French- read and translated 2 books

A holiday in term time!

Last week, we took advantage of being able to take a holiday in ‘term time’, this is the first and last time we’ll be able to do this seeing as Tiger starts full time school in September.

We headed down to Dover, across the channel, through France, Belgium and most of Holland until we arrived at our holiday cottage for the week. We had an amazing swimming pool plus there were lots of activities on offer such as wall climbing, art club, indoor play, building etc. The kids could ride their bikes safely round the park, play in the numerous playgrounds and swim for hours.

My dad came for a visit and stayed 2 days, he was taken on the huge water slide many times by Ocelot!

We did a spot of geocaching, lots of playing, wall climbing and just generally relaxed. After 5 days though, it was apparent that Ocelot was suffering from ‘caged cheetah’ syndrome and started seeking out mental challenge. Next time, we’ll remember to take some brain activities for her.

All in all, an excellent holiday in a place that we would highly recommend to others.

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Week beginning 16th June

We went to the local zoo on Saturday and had a great few hours there, but last week took it’s toll and we came home and slobbed! The kids wanted a PJ day on Sunday so after cleaning their rooms, they stayed in PJs playing until it was time for triathlon training.

Monday
Maths- CM x3 (stem/leaf charts, polygon drawing, calculator work), Dragonbox geometry, Zoom
Science- Rock Cycle on BBC bitesize
French- 2 exercises from EdCity (when will this subscription end)! Duolingo
Literacy/ICT- Ocelot is writing her first website, today she did the ‘about me’ page and then added some link
Geography- MCHS Volcan de Paricutin videos and build

Tuesday
The car was having a few hours work done on it, so we waiting, drinking free coffee, eating biscuits and doing school work. Ocelot achieved a lot!
Maths- CM x3 lessons
Science- Rock Cycle
French- Skoldo page
Latin- 2 chapters covered, Latin Pairs app
Once home, she played around on her new website picking a new theme and adding a page. She finished a fiction book in the car.
Music- viola practice
No PE today as she was exceptionally tired.
In bed she did her Duolingo, some more Latin, a programming app and a chemistry app, then read her Murderous Maths books.

Wednesday
Maths- CMx3, Dragonbox Geometry
Science/Geography- Rock Cycle, Lapbook
Literacy- more website writing
French- Duolingo
PE- Playpark, swimming lesson
Science- pH testing plus volcano building
Lots of Lego building

Thursday
A busy day!
Maths- CMx3, Dragonbox Agebra, Murderous maths book
French- 2 exercises
Science/Geography- Lapbook continued
Literacy/ICT- more website added to, started a story
Latin- hour class at Uni
Music- half hour viola lesson
PE- lots of outdoor play
Social- lunch picnic with her friend, Latin class, viola lesson, half hour Skype with a friend

Friday-
Today, we had a scheduled visit from the Local Education Authority. It went very very well and the lady was delighted with what we are doing. She doesn’t see how Ocelot could academically return to school with this current rate of learning. It was quite a draining meeting even though it went well, we were both very nervous before hand; Ocelot thought she was going to be made to go back to school, but is now reassured she doesn’t have to. Once the lady had gone, we just collapsed and vegged for a bit before heading off to see a friend.
Maths- CMx3
Science- Minerals
French- Duolinog
Social- Minecraft playdate for 2 hours, 2 hours skyping with friends once home.

Week beginning 9th June

Our weekend was quiet, some triathlon training, a Japanese lunch, an online play date with several other PG kids and some BGT final watching!

Monday-
Maths- CM x3, DragonBox
Literacy- Triathlon newsletter
Science- acids and alkalis plus workbook, elements app, science books
French- one page of Skoldo, duolingo
Geography- MCHS Great Barrier Reef, fish identification! documentaries
PE- swingball,

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Tuesday
Maths- CMx3, murderous maths books, dragonbox app
Literacy- newsletter
Science- read acids and alkalis in GCSE Chemistry book, then read about periodic table. Spent an hour using her electronic microscope.
French- 2 pages of Skoldo, duolingo
Nature/geography- geocaching walk, mouse watching…Awwww!
PE- 30 mins bike, 4 mile geocaching walk, swingball
Social- geocaching with my friend, grandparents visit

Wednesday
Maths- CMx3, Dragonbox Algebra and Geometry
Literacy- Finished the newsletter, saved as a PDF, emailed to daddy
PE- play park, swimming lesson
Music- viola practice
French- Duolingo
Lots of pretend play indoors and outdoors

Thursday
Maths- CMx3
Literacy- Readtheory comprehension, reading
Science- hands on science class, Starwalk, Solarwalk, Horrible Science books
Latin- one hour of Latin class
Music- viola lesson
French- duolingo
ICT- Horscotch
PE- 30 mins cycling, swingball
Social- classes and viola lesson

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Friday
After some Maths lessons and a reading comprehension, we headed to Oxford for a ‘Rocks and Minerals’ workshop. Ocelot has been looking forward to this for weeks. The highlight today was holding Obsidian and Lapis Lazuli…both found in Minecraft! I bought her a snowflake obsidian bracelet and a lapis bracelet as a well done for passing her Viola exam. After a wander through a very crowded, hot Oxford, we got the bus back to the Park and Ride and drove home. In bed, she read her Horrible Science books, did Duolingo, Solar Walk and Hopscotch.