Some of our home-schooled children are in the first stage of designing their very own printed handbag.
They have started planning whereby the children will eventually go through the design process to create a product
In the next few weeks they will move on to demonstrate their sewing skills.
Children will learn how to make a paper template of the bag and how to sew a running stitch, backstitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch.
Finally, when they have made their handbags children will learn Read more [...]
Using Multiplication drill activities our home-schooled children have been able to better comprehend multiplication.
Children have been using Grid problem multiplication worksheets as an introduction to multiplication and discovering patterns in multiplication problems.
As an addition the multiplication number square allows children to learn multiplication, square numbers and recurring patterns.
The number square is colour-coded and a great aid to help learn visually.
The children will Read more [...]
Our home-schooled children have been writing all about the topic My House and how they spend their weekends during Arabic lessons.
They have produced some excellent written work to reflect this.
The children have also focused on comprehension which involved reading texts and answering the questions.
Children have been looking at Ian Murphy’s drawings and focusing and developing upon mark-making over the last half-term.
Mark making is still a pure form of the artist unique self-expression of the communicative process.
The children created representational artworks using mark making.
This allowed them to explore the different textures and shading techniques within their drawings.
The children focused on how to use the pencil to create a wide range of expressive and engaging lines Read more [...]
Our KS3 home-schooled children has created posters based on various topics such as how we obtain food, food groups, and a balanced diet which they have covered over the last half-term.
A balanced diet contains the different nutrients in the correct amounts to keep us healthy.
Imbalanced diets can cause obesity, starvation and deficiency diseases.
The children have discussed areas in detail such as energy, looking at factors that affect this.
Other topics covered have been related to how Read more [...]
Our home-schooled children have created models/posters based on the topics from their Daily Science booklets such as Living things inherit a combination of traits from their parents.
The children have been learning about the following key concepts e.g. Traits and Heredity.
Every organism requires a set of instructions for specifying its traits.
Heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to the next.
Genetics is the science of heredity.
The set of instructions Read more [...]
The children have been focusing on basic skills of netball through regular and consistent training over the last few weeks.
There are netball drills for every aspect of the game, from shooting to conditioning, to help develop those skills.
To help players learn the different positions on the court they have been looking at techniques in changing speed and direction.
To do this they have them run to the position and call out its name before they get there.
This can be done with the different Read more [...]
During Science some of the children have been learning about DNA.
DNA (short for deoxyribonucleic acid) is the single most important molecule
in living cells.
DNA is contained in the chromosomes, which are located inside the nucleus of a cell.
The children took part in a hands-on activity looking at what DNA looks like using a banana.
The activity followed on with an exercise discussing how the DNA looked like.
Our Young learners have been learning all about the Nomads during History.
Nomads moved around a lot. They lived in tents.
They gathered grasses and berries and hunted animals for food.
Some people who lived during this time period slept outside.
They ate food that they picked and hunted, and they went from place to place.
Some nomads settled down and grew crops.
They watered the crops and built houses. They built walls around the houses.
They lived in the Fertile Crescent.
Our Read more [...]
This term our young learners have been learning about living things that have basic needs that help them stay alive.
They took part in a hands-on activity yesterday to see how a plant drinks water.
This experiment involved placing celery in a glass of coloured water to see how the plant drinks the water.
The children were able to record the results once they saw what had happened.