Our home-schooled girls aged 13-14 have been 'Raising- Standards' in their science experiments! The group enjoyed a fun session at the Tuiton club making Pancakes. Ever wondered what does science have to do with pancakes?.. well, when you make pancake batter you are mixing a whole range of different chemicals - so all sorts of reactions take place in the cooking! The dry ingredients contain flour and sugar, as well as salt and maybe either baking powder or baking soda. Flour supplies protein, molecules Read more [...]
Our home- schooled children ages 6-7 have been working at greater depth in their reading and writing!.Working at greater depth means a child is not only on their way to master the expected stage for their age, but able to delve into it in more detail. In English, working at greater depth might look like using different sentence types and lengths, being aware of how their audience affects their tone and style, or writing with a ‘reader’s eye’, re-reading and editing their own work to ensure Read more [...]
Descriptive writing imprints images into the reader’s mind, making you feel as though you’re “right there.” It‘s all about engaging the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch to transport the reader and stir emotion. By choosing vivid details and colorful words, good writers bring objects, people, places, and events to life. Instead of merely telling you what they see, they use their words to show you.
Our children in year 6 have been putting pen to Read more [...]
Our home schooled children in year 3 and 4 have been learning all about fossilization during their science lesson. The children have learnt that fossils are the preserved remains or traces of living things from the past. There are many ways to form fossils. The experiment conducted by the children modelled the casting and moulding method. The dent made by the object, in this case were mini- dinosaur figurines in the clay is the mould. It shows the detail of the object's surface. Groundwater leaks Read more [...]
Our online home-schooled students have been learning the basic rule for subject-verb agreement.
Children were asked to read the sentence and type the correct verb, matching a singular noun with singular verb.
They also worked on an online activity identifying an adverb in a sentence and describing what adverbs are for.
They then moved on to use an adverbs to create their own sentences.
Tactile learners learn best through movement.
In Art & crafts our home-schooled children have been looking at images of buildings through feel and texture.
They have got to experience and remember patterns using their fingers creating a texture collage.
This activity helped those experiential artists because it adds a tactile aspect to the activity.
Using a wide range of materials with a variety of textures the children got to cut out random geometrical shapes to create their texture Read more [...]
Our online students have been practicing their basic addition of numbers up to 20 while developing essential fine motor and coordination skills at the same time.
Each section of the picture contains a simple addition sum that adds up to a number equalling 20 or less, with the answer relating to a specific colour dictated by a key at the bottom of the sheet.
This activity has helped the children engage with the learning in a creative way and begin to recognise the answers to common addition Read more [...]
Our online students have been recording different words they don’t understand or can’t spell very well, adding them to their Spelling/Dictionary Book
This method allows the children to develop dictionary skills and work on their vocabulary.
The children have also added illustrations to make them visual, helping create a context for words.
Our home-schooled children have been looking at the foundations of a picture in order to create a paper collage.
They worked on imitating the texture of the building and created shadows with the black highlights along with the white.
Paper collage is a technique of an art production where the artwork is created using an assemblage of different forms and shapes using paper.
These forms and shapes eventually create a whole image.
The children focused on looking at texture and the feel touch Read more [...]
This week the children started with a mile run in under 12 minutes aiming to push themselves and time their score from last week.
After a small water break the girls partook in a HITT exercise (high intensity interval training) designed to fluctuate heart rate.
HIIT exercises are designed to boosts children's brain power.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), is a brief, quick-paced form of exercise.
This has been found to help children perform better on tasks involving the working Read more [...]