Monday, April 12, 2010

Our week of learning - 11th April - Crime Investigation

Most of this week has been focused around the crime investigation unit I blogged about earlier.


Current Readaloud:
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt by Lucy & Stephen Hawking.

Audio books: "Specky Magee and the battle of the young guns" by Felice Arena and Garry Lyon.

Independent Reading: Jack Stalwart: Australia by Elizabeth Singer Hunt.


Maths: Measuring tracks in the Crime Investigation Unit, magic squares and word puzzles on the white board.

Science & Technology: Crime Investigation Unit - tire tracks, fabric analysis, fingerprints, chromatography, powder & drink analysis.

He also watched an episode of The Happy Scientist about measuring volume of air.

HSIE (Human Society and it's environment): We watched James May's 20th Century about the history of space flight.

Creative & Practical Arts:
He made up a story based around the 'crime investigation' and videoed it.

He's been making up songs and playing them on the keyboard.

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health & Physical Education): He went to Martial arts twice this week. Jumping on the trampoline at friend's house.

Life skills (cooking, gardening, housekeeping): Lots of cooking & food prep this week - making fresh pasta, gingerbread men, breadcrumbs.

School shows:

Other fun stuff: We went to visit friends and he played Twister for the first time (as well as lots of other things).


Butterfly said...

Another fantastic week! I really loved your post about the Crime Investigation unit.

Isn't today beautiful? Enjoy the sunshine!

:) Vanessa

Stuff On My Blog said...

I'm with Vanessa.. your crime investigating unit sounds totally cool! We may have to fingerprint each other so the boys can see how different each of our prints are for fun :)