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.

Week beginning 2nd June

It was back to school for Tiger and back to work for Ocelot; both had had a week off for half term.
Today, we were hoping to start our new Maths Curriculum, but the login details had not been sent through in time. This morning, I signed Ocelot up for the free two week trial so she could have a try.
Maths- Bisecting straight lines with a compass, Algebra letter substitutions, percentage bar charts…all 100%. New Geometry app from Dragonbox
Literacy- Wrote the race report for Parkrun, reading
Science- Started Solids, Liquids and Gases topic. Read Elements book
Latin- revised previous work, worked through previous chapter
French- 10 mins of EdCity French, Duolingo
History- Minecraft Homeschool; Grand Canyon settlers
ICT- Word processing, email, Minecraft

Tuesday
Maths- Conquermaths (CM)- circles, angles and place value, Murderous maths book, DragonBox geometry
Science- continuing with solids, liquids and gases, distillation, evaporation, chromatography, BBC bite size revision, Horrible Science book, researched bruises,
English- Metaphors, similes, types of writing
PE- swimming lesson, 30 mins bike ride, swing ball
Geology- rocks
Music- viola practice
French- Duolingo
Social- Minecraft over skype, swimming

Wednesday
Maths- CM- bisecting angles, algebra, bar graphs
Literacy- readtheory (87%), emails to club coach and questionnaire written and sent to ‘kid of the week’, park run race report checked and emailed,
Library, Basher Grammar book
Science- compounds and mixtures in book and BBC bitesize videos and quiz, chromatography experiments.
PE- swimming lesson, swing ball for an hour
Lots and lots of pretend play

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Thursday
Maths- CMx3 circles, angles and polygons, algebra, place value. DragonBox Geometry app.
Literacy- replied to emails, readtheory exercise, revised verbs, another library visit
Science- chemical reactions (text book and questions), reinforced with Bitesize
Geography- started Rocks and minerals lap book. Minecraft Homeschool geology quiz.
PE- 30 mins bike ride, swingball and playpark
French- Duolingo

Friday
Maths- CMx3, (constructing angles, place value, line graphs)
Literacy- Readtheory (100%)
Science- Bite size- Acids, bases and metals videos and quiz
Nature- Wood whittling, bird of prey display, bow and arrow making
PE/Outdoors/social- Whole day at Home Ed Outdoor Centre

Plans for the Summer Term

We have 6 weeks of ‘school’ and then it’s the summer holidays!
Maths- we will start ConquerMaths for KS3. Whilst she will find this relatively easy, I want to ensure that she really understands the concepts. We will also spend a morning looking at more problem solving type questions or maths that she wouldn’t get on a curriculum.
Literacy- We will continue with 9th grade reading comprehension on ReadTheory.com. We’ll also begin working through a KS3 Literacy curriculum. The club’s newsletter and other ‘writing for a purpose’ activities will continue.
Science- We begin KS3 Science, we’ll begin with the Biology section and work through. We’ll back up with BBC Bitesize.
French- Ocelot will continue with Skoldo and EdCity French, plus the Duolingo app.
Latin- Minimus will continue as well as her Latin apps.
Geography- KS3 Galore Park.
History- Minecraft Homeschool summer school
ICT- Scratch and Python programming, Word, Publisher, Excel
Logic- Bond Books
PE- Swimming, cycling, running, Parkrun, play parks
Music- Viola lessons and practice
Art/Design- pottery, sewing, beads, decopatch,