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!
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!
Class 8-9 have been learning all about different types of seeds and seed dispersal, Our students have discovered different types of seeds found in all types fruit. They were able to identify the different shapes, sizes and colours of seeds from different fruits. Some plants make tasty fruits. This is to encourage animals (and people!) to eat the fruits. The seeds then pass through the animal unharmed and out the other end with a ready supply of fertiliser (not tasty in the slightest…quite the opposite!). This method ensures the seed is given nutrients to help it grow.
- Plant seeds can be dispersed in a number of different ways. Some seeds are transported by wind, and have seeds designed to float, glide or spin through the air
- Many plants also use animals to carry seeds around. These seeds may have handy hooks which attach to an animal’s fur.
Students have worked extremely hard creating a presentation for information about Africa within their Geography lesson.
Some decided to make a poster using images to explain which other created PowerPoint slides.
The main focus included areas such as Africa biomes, population, water, population density, gross national income.
Interesting fact about Africa:
There are 1.1 billion people who live in Africa, which is 16% of the world’s population!
Students got an opportunity to develop research skills looking at the second largest continent in the world which included fascinating facts about African countries, cities, famous people, landmarks, and animals.
Our private students have been working through some mathematical challenge questions.
Using the online tools, they have worked through some math problems, questions, and individual assignments on various topics.
Students have been working on Ratio, Proportion, and 3D Shapes.
For each topic, a target was set which was then graded. The students completed exercises on simplifying ratios and worked on solving more complex proportion problems.
Our Home- schooled students aged 11-12, have been learning all about the muscles and joints in the human body! Muscles move body parts by contracting and then relaxing. Muscles can pull bones, but they can’t push them back to the original position. So they work in pairs of flexors and extensors. The flexor contracts to bend a limb at a joint. A joint is the part of the body where two or more bones meet to allow movement. Generally speaking, the greater the range of movement, the higher the risk of injury because the strength of the joint is reduced. The students have done various exercises and have investigated what happens when they tense their muscles by using the muscle ‘scrunch and relax’ method. They can now successfully label different muscles and joints within the human body!
Students have been making posters to showcase Punctuation that they have been using within their writing during English lessons.
They have been focusing on features such as key vocabulary for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Writing formally in English is more than just choosing the right words in the right order.
Using punctuation in your writing helps the reader to clearly understand the message that is being conveyed.
This resource can be used as a prompt and spelling reference during independent writing tasks and other activities.
Our home-schooled students aged 9-11 were given an assignment/ project which involved assembling, cutting out, and gluing paper circles together from a writing frame. They started creating the model by focusing on the bigger areas first and then by adding the smaller circles which highlighted the topic My Place in the World.
This project has helped increase the student’s global awareness as they begin to grasp understanding of their city, state, country, and continent. The children had a lot of fun creating these Geography crafts making learning very interactive and engaging which has helped the students explore their place in the world, from their street to the world around them.
Our students aged 9-10 have being using their skills in Arabic to write about their day! The children have been pracising their vocabulary and have been speaking and listening over the past few weeks. This week the children have been able to write up about their day and use their skills accordingly! Like anything you teach your children, the earlier you expose them to the Arabic language, the easier it will be for them to learn and retain it. Children’s brains develop the quickest during their first five years of life. Childhood is a particularly important time for learning and there are many benefits to teaching your child another language. We at the tuition club believe that children who are bilingual become creative, flexible, more engaged in problem solving! The benefits of an additional language are endless!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Our mini scientists ages 9-10, have been finding out what really happens when you swallow gum?. During their science investigation, children have been learning about the human digestive system. They can confidently label parts of the digestive system using vocabulary such as; Stomach, esophagus, large intestine, salivary glands and small intestine. Children shouldn’t chew gum until they fully understand the importance of not swallowing it. By age 5, most children will understand that gum is different than sweets and is not to be swallowed. Chewing gum is made of either natural or synthetic materials (gum resin), preservatives, flavorings, and sweeteners. The body can absorb sweeteners, such as sugar But the human digestive tract can’t digest the gum resin. It’s moved through the digestive tract by the normal pushing (peristaltic) actions of the gut. The gum’s journey ends during a trip to the bathroom!