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 [...]
Many of our KS3 home-schooled children have produced some excellent prices of work focus on various topics within Science.
Some have been looking at the circulatory system, discussing key organs in Biology such as the inside of a heart.
Using a diagram, they were able to identify key areas and the process involved as well as discussing how to keep this vital organ healthy.
Following on from planning and design the children have been working on creating their bags demonstrating their sewing skills using a wide range of materials.
Some of the students opted to use felt material to create their bags.
Felt is a durable, moisture-repellent and heat-insulating material and can be made of both, natural or synthetic fibres.
It is easy to work with and can be used on both sides because both surfaces are the same.
The children went on to draw and cut out the the Read more [...]
In Geography our home-schooled children have been learning about what an Ordnance Survey map is and how to read one.
An OS (Ordnance Survey) Map is a useful tool if you are planning a route for a long walk off-road.
It has symbols to explain the features of different areas, so walkers know where and where not to go.
Ordnance maps have a scale. Different maps might have different scales.
The children also looked at understanding the way in which height is represented on maps.
To do Read more [...]
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 [...]