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What’s a Wormery?

Our wonderful little learners have been getting their hands dirty this week! We have been looking at life deep in the ground of our garden at the Tuition club.  The children were able to find worms for their classroom experiment to create their very own wormery.

What is a Wormery ?  A wormery is a container where worms can grow, compost and make more worms.  A wormery will recycle food waste into superb fertilizer for your garden. Worms can eat up to half of their own body weight each day, and their population increases rapidly under favourable conditions, so a wormery can be a very effective asset for waste management and great for gardening. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and some were even brave enough to hold the wriggly creatures! After observing the life cycle and work of worms, the worms were carefully returned back to our garden.

Science

Science

Here at the Tuition Club we teach our students more than just the basics of biology, physics and chemistry! We teach them skills that are important in every aspect of our lives, whether it is how to make observations, collecting information or using logical thinking to draw conclusions. Students are able to work in teams and participate in fun experiments and activities, such as baking cakes in order to understand the concept of irreversible reactions.

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Maths

Maths

Maths is one of the most important subjects in a child’s development. Basic mathematics skills are needed in everyday life, and here at the Tuition Club we make sure that our students succeed in gaining those vital skills. We not only cover the National Curriculum, but we also integrate problem solving and mental maths activities into our lessons; enabling students to develop their skills whilst also having fun. Excellent knowledge of maths will open many avenues for children, so come and find out how we can support your child in this important subject!

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History

History

Here at the Tuition Club our students will explore the past history of Britain, as well as the past history of the wider world. From learning about significant events such as the Great Fire of London, to learning about the Roman Empire, early Islamic civilization and much more; we want to inspire children to want to learn more about the past. Our aim is for students to develop their understanding of the world around them, as well as learn important historical concepts, abstract terms and gain an understanding of historical enquiry methods.

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Geography

Geography

During our geography lessons, we aim to inspire within our students a fascination and interest in the world and its people. Students will develop an understanding of key human and physical processes, as their knowledge of the world grows throughout their studies. Not only will our students be taught in a classroom, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in some exciting fieldwork!

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English

English

Here at the Tuition Club we understand the importance the subject of English has, in enabling children to communicate effectively through speaking and writing fluently. By covering the national curriculum our teachers aim to support our students in developing their language skills through creative writing, reading and speaking. The lessons are interactive, and many exciting activities are in the process of being planned such as a trip to the local library.

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Computing

Computing

What is computing? Is it knowing just how to switch a computer on? Send an Email and browse the web? We believe computing can be that much more for our kids. Computing can be creative and fun! Imagine if they were able to actually build that computer that they switch on? Or perhaps program it, and install software properly. Instead of just surfing the web, how about design the actual webpages themselves. Our computing tuition is designed to instil that creative and exploratory mindset, to help our students turn it from a dull subject in to a fun and rewarding past time and more!

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Arabic

Arabic

Arabic is a wonderful language, spoken by millions of people around the world.
Our comprehensive program is designed to tutor the children and help them learn the language more fluently. We also aimt o take them up to GCSE level and beyond, so they can read, speak and write this beautiful and poetic language.

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Art

Art

Nurture your child’s creative side by enrolling them for an art lesson at the Tuition Club. Let them explore ways to draw, paint and build the things around them. We currently can offer them painting, drawing, skill co-ordination and creative thinking. Soon we will offer pottery and 3D art… all whilst letting them enjoy themselves and have fun!

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Sport

Sport

At The Tuition Club we provide our students with the opportunity to participate in Physical Education and we believe it to be essential to help with the development of motor skills and the enhancement of reflexes.
The lessons will not only get the students fit and healthy but will be full of fun activities for them all to enjoy. We often take students to the British Wrestling Academy to make use of the space and equipment.

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Historical Recipes-Roman Cookbook

Our Online History students have been looking at historical recipes to learn about food from the past.

The focus has been learning about Roman recipes.

The Romans brought a lot of food to Britain therefore it was interesting for the children to learn about this.

They brought turnips, apples, pears, celery, carrots, asparagus, and grapes to Britain which you could be incorporated in a banquet.

Children are much more likely to remember the recipes if they have been able to make them themselves and eat them too. The most exciting way to teach children about the foods from the Roman period is to get as creative as possible therefore the children have been encouraged to create a recipe book and try out the recipes at home.

 

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Arabic Picture Matching Activity

Our Arabic young learners have been working extremely well in conducting sentences and developing their writing skills online. They also enjoyed matching the words to the correct pictures which is a way great for consolidating visual recognition skills. Using different key images, the students worked on developing basic vocab recognition for sentence writing.

 

 

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How to hook your reader!

Our home-schooled students aged 12-13 have been learning about types of questions when writing. During their English lessons, they have learnt about open, closed, leading and rhetorical questions. Rhetorical questions can be used to create drama. Rhetorical questions are used for dramatic effect or to make a point because these questions are ones that have obvious and clear answers. The person asking a rhetorical question is not looking for the listener to respond because they clearly would know the obvious answer to the question being asked.

Some common rhetorical questions;

-Do birds fly?
-Are you kidding me?
-Who knew?
-Are you crazy?

Rhetorical questions can be used at the beginning of a professional speech to get the audience thinking. In these speeches, the speaker does not expect the audience to respond. These opening rhetorical questions can try to make the audience feel a specific emotion, think about a particular question, or stress a point.

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KS3 Science- Red Cabbage Ph Indicator Experiment!

Our KS3 Chemistry students have been taking a closer look at Acids and Alkalis by investigating and exploring the pH scale using red cabbage indicator.

Using the home learning pack, the students were able to use a red cabbage indicator strip to test the pH values of various substances, such as lemonade, bleach, washing powder, and others.

The children explored neutralisation reactions by using red cabbage indicator to test the pH of vinegar and bicarbonate of soda before and after they react.

The indicators helped tell whether the substance was acid, alkaline, or neutral. Students got to see the indicators turn a range of colours, depending on the pH of the substance then discussed the results.

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Linking Verbs Online!

Ages 12-14 home-schooled students have been learning about linking verbs during English.
A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence to a noun or an adjective that names or describes the subject. They do not show any action; they simply link the subject with the rest of the sentence.  Learners came up with their new snacks and wrote sentences and phrases containing linking verbs. Have a look at the creative designs that the students have prepared.

 

 

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Arabic writing excercise!

Arabic handwriting is part of the Tuition club curriculum and this week our children have been strengthening their familiarity with their Arabic penmanship. The students have been writing about various topics in Arabic in order for them to use their new vocabulary. This will aid our students to learn and read Arabic fluently. The Arabic language is an essential part of a Muslim’s life and the recitation of the Qurʾān is the primary goal for Muslims and the Tuition Club emphasises on understanding as well as reading and writing in Arabic. This will positively build and shape their character and Muslim tarbiyah in sha ‘Allah.

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Our learning garden – Keeping the growing area healthy!

When nights get longer than days, we know it’s time to prepare our learning garden area for the winter. We have been grabbing those last few sunny days, embracing the chill and relishing the chance to get outside!

Keeping the growing area healthy with our herbs;

  • Clear away and compost dying foliage and stems
  • Dig up and destroy mint plants affected by rot and frost. So we can replace next year with new, clean plants.
  • Pot up some left-over herbs to keep them growing a bit longer. They can sometimes produce growth throughout the winter on a windowsill.

and our precious fruit trees   

  • If you have; Pick every last fruit. Fruit hanging on trees over winter is one of the main sources of brown rot infection in the spring.
  • Prune out infected branches and twigs on apples and pears.

And finally, Look after your precious soil.  We have enjoyed the Autumn tasks–remember everything you do now gets you ready for the next great spring!

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Can you stomach this?

Class 9-10 have been on a digestion journey this week during their science lesson! Over the past several weeks, the students have learned about the human digestion process from saliva breaking down your food to it passing through the stomach to the small and large intestines. For this weeks science experiment, the children were able to see the process of what stomach acid does to food. During digestion, food passes through the stomach, where it mixes digestive juices and is churned by muscles forming the stomach wall. The students provided the muscles and the soft drink for the stomach acid. The children placed a soft drink, bread and chewed gum in a food storage bag. They squeezed the bag with their hands for about a minute. The children were able to record thier observations and wrote down what they discovered. What happened to the bread? what happened to the gum? By the end of the session, the children were able to write up and explain why the gum and bread reacted in the way that it did using the correct scientific vocabulary in their workbooks!

 

 

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