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Home learning week 12

Our twelfth week of learning at home! The government have now announced that there will be no further opening of schools until September so it looks like we will keep going! Not sure what to do about the summer ‘holiday’ weeks…
This week Matthew’s school wanted a project on castles so I extended it a little so that all 3 could join in. We still kept to our usual schedule so here is the plan versus the reality:
MONDAY
08.06.2020
9.00-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
Work from school: castles
We have visited a lot of castles together as a family. One of the most recent is the Tower of London. As well as looking back at our own photos, we watched the TV show Great British Castles episode.
Looked at some of the castles we have visited, looked for similarities and differences. We discussed the purpose of castles as a whole and different specific parts. We considered the locations and how this tied to purpose.
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Work from school: castles
Based on our work in the morning, the children designed a castle, both a plan/layout and a front/side view with the key features labelled.
TUESDAY
09.06.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
Castles
I was surprised how much the kids enjoyed the TV show so couldn’t refuse when they asked to see more episodes based on places we have visited ourselves. This time it was Stirling Castle.
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Castles:
Another episode, this time: Edinburgh Castle
Lego design of their own castles. Anya’s was more of a fairytale one while Matthew went for a smaller scale with thought about the detail.
WEDNESDAY
10.06.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
Castles
Time for some written work. Anya began a story set in a castle and was supposed to think of adjectives to describe the building. Matthew looked back at his plan and wrote a tour guide

11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Castles:
Great British Castles: York Castle episode followed by finishing off the morning’s work.
THURSDAY
11.06.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30- 10
Break
10-11
English: reading
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Castles
One final episode of Great British Castles: Warwick Castle which I have nearly visited so many times but never actually made it in!
FRIDAY
12.06.2020
9-9.30
PE with Joe
9.30-10
Break
10-11
Reading
11-1
Meal prep, lunch and relax
1-3
Chill out! I was so impressed by how the kids threw themselves into their work this week so we had fun playing in the garden instead.

 


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