Sunday, March 01, 2009

Our week of Learning - 1st March

English: He practised the letters 'g' & 'h' in handwriting, made a poster about Pancake Day and a display about his favourite book 'The Cat in the Hat Comes Back' (to be presented at the Homeschooling Book Day tomorrow).

Maths: Leap into Maths Yr 1 workbook - Unit 21 & 22. I'm having quite tiresome discussions in my head about the best way for us to be doing Maths.

Science & Technology: Water force - recorded observations of what types of things would sink & float in water. Investigated how to make a sinking object float. Investigated which was lighter - water or air.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We finished watching Walking with Caveman, and began making a cave out of salt dough as the start of our Stone Age diorama.

Creative & Practical Arts: Drama class - they're working on acting out emotions. He also spent quite a while at home practising 'When the Saints go Marching in' on his keyboard.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): Circus class. Jumping on the trampoline, lots of running around.

Life skills (cooking, gardening): We made pancakes for Pancake Tuesday - he did all of the weighing and measuring. I also started teaching him to knit (not for the faint-hearted!!).

1 comment:

Catherine said...

I love this post with the pancakes as part of the homeschool experience! I homeschooled our 3 boys in Africa in the 90s and it was a great time for all I like to think. There was a lot of kitchen science - volcaoes from bread/baking soda and vinegar and food colour etc. and yeast bread. All the boys and our girl also could play the Saints go marching in on the keyboard as well! I recall our science mirroring yours, water and light for plants and sinking/floating.
I had a post on pancake day in my blog too!