Some of our home-schooled students have been looking at the topic: The sun, moon, and stars during Science lessons.
The children reviewed what they have learned previously and then focused on the area about phases of the moon.
Students got to learn that the moon doesn’t actually change shape—it just appears to change as it orbits Earth.
The moon takes roughly 28 days to complete one orbit. The moon also takes 28 days to rotate. This means that the same side of the moon always faces Earth. Read more [...]
Last week our home-schooled children focused on Handmade Jewellery making during Arts & Crafts lessons.
The children started with drawing their own creative designs of their own Jewellery and looked for inspiration from other resources.
They looked at a selection of necklaces, brooches and bracelets. They designed their own piece of jewellery and then made a simple bracelet.
Using beads, wire, thread and equipment such the mini Jewellery-making pliers set, the children were able to create Read more [...]
This term the children been exploring visual art looking at different materials such as felt, fabric different types of papers with various textures such as card, cellophane tissue paper and have looked at different shapes to create collages.
Many contemporary artists, such as Fred Tomaselli, continue to work in collage.
The boundaries of this medium are endless, and you will find many artists using some unusual materials.
Some of our home-schooled children have been learning about Volume during their Maths lessons.
Volume is the amount of space in a 3D Shape. It is measured in cubic units.
The children were able to find the volume of the shape by counting how many unit cubes fit inside it.
The students also got to write down the length, width, and depth and then work out the volume and surface area.
Resources such as multi-link cubes aided in making the shapes to work out the volume and surface area.
One of our home-schooled children has been busy working on a Science project all about Hurricanes.
- A hurricane is a huge, rapidly rotating storm.
- When winds reach 74 miles per hour, a hurricane starts off.
- Hurricanes can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds of up to 200 mph.
- Hurricanes occur with extreme weather conditions.
The project focused on what Hurricanes are and how to react if one approaches..
Our home-schooled children have been creating some wonderful abstract work of art focusing on Marble painting.
Marbling has been around for over 1000 years, with beautiful examples in ancient Turkish and Japanese texts.
It is known as Suminagashi in Japan.
Today there are artists who specialise in ancient marbling techniques.
This was a fun and easy marble activity that allowed the children to self-direct their learning, while enhancing hand-eye co-ordination.
The children got to create Read more [...]
Our home-schooled children have been developing a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour and pattern, using watercolours to create a background.
Firstly, the children used a small piece of paper to try out the watercolours. Then they used the skills to colour and create a picture of a hot air balloon.
From the above activity the children were able to use different techniques to show a range of textures.
They were also able to apply the techniques to a given image and identify Read more [...]
Our home-schooled students have been using nets to create 3D Shapes.
3D shapes such as cubes, cuboids and pyramids were made.
The children were taught how to recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets.
They were shown a cube and cuboid and then given some squared paper on which to make a net which helped them make an identical shape.
This activity involved knowing what shapes are needed to make the net and knowledge of how it will all fit together.
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In Science, our home-schooled children have been learning about different types of germs & bacteria.
Germs are tiny organisms. They are so small that they are not visible to the naked eye and can only be seen using a microscope.
Many germs are useful and keep our bodies healthy. Some types of germs are even used to make food like bread and cheese, or as medicine like antibiotics.
Occasionally, germs can make us feel poorly. Only certain types of germs can have this effect.
There are Read more [...]
Our home-schooled children have been busy participating in a science experiment which involved making coloured carnations.
They made colourful carnations from fresh, white carnations using food colouring and water.
The children experimented with red and green food colouring creating different-coloured flowers by using the plant’s ability to absorb water through its stem.
Most plants "drink" water from the ground through their roots. The water travels up the stem of the plant into the Read more [...]